11 August 2023

Carbon Transition Plan

Climate protection | At the end of July 2023, Krones reports details of its climate strategy in the Carbon Transition Plan. It discloses the group’s actions, interim results and further plans for implementing the measures needed to achieve its climate targets.

“Our contribution towards achieving the 1.5 °C goal laid down in the Paris Agreement will only be fulfilled once we have attained net zero and maintained it on a lasting basis,” to quote from the group’s recently published Carbon Transition Plan. This is no easy matter for a company whose revenue is generated mainly by selling producer goods. Christoph Klenk, the Krones Group’s CEO, is fully aware of that. “What Krones needs is an inspiring and ambitious vision which motivates us to improve and fine-tune our operations and expertise,” he says, adding: “That is precisely why we have adopted our new ‘Solutions beyond tomorrow’ target which is our contribution towards creating a future which is truly liveable, sustainable and successful.”

Economic efficiency and sustainability

The measures taken range from changing over to green power and e-mobility, extending the scope of in-house energy generation from renewable sources (by using geothermic power at the Hungarian facility, for example) right through to developing new machines and lines with lower emissions. The longest chapter in the report deals with reducing emissions during the useful lifetime of the group’s products. “Like everybody else on this planet, our customers face the huge challenge of making a sizeable contribution towards holding back climate change. It is our task to provide them with suitable solutions, so that their company’s commercial success aligns with a sustainable future for all of us,” to quote R&D Head Dr. Sven Fischer.

The Carbon Transition Plan takes the requirements specified by the CDP (Carbon Disclosure Project) and the TCFD (Task Force on Climate-Related Financial Disclosure), and those included in the forthcoming Corporate Sustainability Reporting Directive (CSRD) as its points of reference.

The complete report is available in the “Sustainability” section on the Krones website and will in future be updated every year.

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