Krones has affirmed its commitment to net zero
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Krones has affirmed its commitment to net zero

  • In 2020, Krones had the effectiveness of its climate targets confirmed by the Science Based Targets initiative.

  • Krones is now taking its climate strategy to the next stage in targetting net zero emissions by 2050.

  • The group’s climate targets are also given recognition by other independent organizations and publications.

In its climate strategy adopted in 2020, Krones set itself the target of reducing greenhouse gas emissions caused in the company by its vehicle fleet or production plants, for example, by 80 percent by 2030. In addition, the group aims to cut emissions attributable to the upstream and downstream value chain by 25 percent.

This climate strategy was validated by the independent Science Based Targets initiative (SBTi) in 2020 to verify the effectiveness of the measures taken. The SBTi confirmed that it will contribute to limiting global warming caused by the greenhouse effect to 1.5 degrees Celsius.

Krones is now taking a further step forward. “In mid-October, we entered into a commitment with the Science Based Targets initiative to setting a net zero emission target within the next few months and having it validated by the SBTi. This target is to be reached by 2050 at the latest and complements the 2030 emission targets we’ve already specified. We’re now busy developing a science-based net zero target,” explains Martina Birk, head – Sustainability, Krones.

Independent organizations confirm Krones’ course of climate action

Independent organizations and publications have already given recognition to Krones’ targets and progress in the fields of climate protection and sustainability. The “For Our Planet” sustainability platform and the Focus news magazine used scientific methods and a comprehensive questionnaire to examine the sustainability targets of German companies. Krones is one out of only eleven enterprises in the “Plant and Machinery Manufacturers” category which have won the Top Climate Commitment Award.

And Krones won the 2022 Industry Excellence Award in the field of sustainability at Gulfood Manufacturing, the biggest trade fair for food and beverage processing in the Middle East, Africa, and South-East Asia region. This award honors companies for their innovative vigor and outstanding contributions to the sector, and for helping their customers pave the way for a sustainable future.

“The independent analyses and accolades confirm our sustainability targets and our future-driven corporate strategy,” says Birk. “The overriding goal driving innovation in all our new developments and design enhancements is not only digitalization but also the requirement for sustainability, which we have systematically integrated into our entire portfolio – including the fields of process technology, filling and packaging technology, and intralogistics.”

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