The proportion of renewable energies in the Voith-wide electricity mix could be increased from 44 percent in the previous year to 87 percent.
January 15, 2022
Voith has achieved an ambitious sustainability goal, i.e. of the beginning of 2022, the Group has successfully reduced the CO2 emissions at all its sites to “net-zero”. Therefore, Voith operations will be climate-neutral from January onwards.
This move cements Voith’s pioneering role in the decarbonisation of industrial production. All Voith sites worldwide undertook enormous efforts to achieve this major accomplishment. Increased energy efficiency and the comprehensive use of renewable energy sources were key factors in reaching the Group’s CO2 reduction goals.
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Since FY 2011-12, Voith has successfully reduced its energy consumption by 28 percent. In addition, the Group relies on energy from renewable sources. Until the beginning of FY 2021-22, the proportion of renewable energies in the Voith-wide electricity mix could be increased from 44 percent in the previous year to 87 percent. In addition, the Voith sites are generating more and more energy from solar and hydropower – currently approximately 6 GWh/a.
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According to a TÜV-verified analysis of the Voith products launched in 2019-20 and their potential deployment, the products achieve annual CO2 savings of almost 3 million tons compared to 2.2 million tons produced. The Group is continuously striving to further reduce the carbon footprint of its products during their service life at customer sites.