Knaus Tabbert aims to reduce Scope 1 emissions (the direct emissions from the plants) and Scope 2 emissions (purchased energy) by 80 per cent by 2030 compared to the base year 2021.
The same energy output needs to be produced from a lower energy input, or an increasing amount produced from the same energy input. The focus for Knaus Tabbert is on saving energy. One concrete measure to achieve this is to save 2% annually of the electrical energy consumed the previous year in the form of energy‐saving projects.
The field of action ‟ Eco‐friendly and recyclable materials‟ is closely linked to the recovery of product waste and focuses on dealing with material resources efficiently. Knaus Tabbert is constantly looking to optimise its processes in this area.
Back in 2021, Knaus Tabbert initiated a multi‐stage project in the area of waste management, implementing it in the 2022 reporting year with the aim of improving resource efficiency and consequently environmental protection.
Knaus Tabbert is currently setting up a water management system at its four production sites. In the future, this will allow water and wastewater quantities to be continuously monitored and evaluated. By using a new sprinkler system for leak testing vehicles, we have already been able to reduce our consumption of fresh water at the Jandelsbrunn site.
The CO2 emissions generated directly by vehicles en route to their destinations are to be reduced through technical innovations. In concrete terms, this involves the development of new technologies and thus also alternatives to the combustion engine. In this respect, Knaus Tabbert regards itself as the innovation leader in the industry and has established its own project team within the Group for this purpose.