“Trützschler is taking action! We are now striving to achieve three specific and measurable targets that will support our impact on the biggest challenge our planet has ever faced.”
For over 130 years, Trützschler has provided resource-efficient technologies for customers worldwide. As a family-owned company, it has always placed a strong focus on ensuring sustainability for future generations. Today, that focus is sharper than ever – because our planet’s precious climate is changing. In response, Trützschler is taking decisive action to further minimise its environmental impact and maximise its contribution to sustainability. The company’s actions are focused around three specific targets for cutting emissions:
1) Reduction of CO2 emissions by 50% at its headquarters in Mönchengladbach, Germany, by 2025
2) Climate-neutrality* at all Trützschler locations in Germany by 2030
3) Climate-neutrality* at all Trützschler locations worldwide by 2035
Trützschler’s global teams are now stepping up efforts to accelerate innovative energy management approaches, shift to renewable power and more sustainable logistics processes. “The shareholders of the Trützschler Group SE set these goals for climate neutrality as part of our commitment to protecting the planet and secure the long-term success of our company”, says Charlotte Fontaine, Deputy Chief Spokesperson for the Hans Trützschler family. Florian Schürenkrämer, Deputy Chief Spokesperson for the Hermann Trützschler family, adds: “That commitment has been a central part of our identity for more than 130 years – and we, the fifth generation of shareholders, are excited about taking the next steps forward in this long tradition.”
“How are we going to achieve our sustainability targets? With our technologies, our processes and our people!”
Trützschler’s technologies save resources, cut waste and reduce emissions for customers worldwide. Its production processes are shaped by its passion for energy savings and resource-efficiency. “And our people and partners actively promote a safer and more sustainable future. Together, these three factors will contribute to tangible results in our commitment to promoting environmental and social progress.”
Innovations from Trützschler support the textile industry in becoming more sustainable. Its WASTECONTROL system, for example, features sensors that help to make sure every fibre is used. Specially designed machines and equipment from Trützschler also support the transition to a circular economy by making it possible to produce yarn by recycling old material, production waste, or even plastic bottles. And its Wet-laid/Spunlace technologies support the production of fully biodegradable wet wipes that are made from pulp and cellulose.
Trützschler’s production facilities are designed to maximise sustainability, and the company constantly seeks ways to further reduce energy consumption and boost resource efficiency. This involves using renewable energy from sources like solar panels, wind turbines and hydropower. It also operates a continuous improvement approach to cut waste in the value chain. Trützschler is investing in climate-friendly logistics processes such as its fleet of low-emissions company cars. All Trützschler sites are certified in line with the ISO 50001 standard for energy management, and the company is a partner of the Blue Competence sustainability initiative from the Mechanical Engineering Industry Association (VDMA).
As a family-owned company, the business is shaped by a firm belief in the importance of creating a sustainable future for generations to come. Health and safety are a top priority at all times. “We provide a working environment with flat hierarchies and fast decision-making – where strong values define our leadership approach. And we empower our people to learn and grow throughout their career via targeted programs for training and development.”
Making a measurable impact
“Trützschler has a strong passion for sustainability, and we are relentless in our efforts to turn that passion into progress. Our three new targets provide a clear and measurable indication of our performance.”
(*Climate neutrality refers to decreasing greenhouse gas emissions while also offsetting any remaining emissions by supporting activities that remove CO2 from the atmosphere. At Trützschler, we are targeting Scope 1 emissions (e.g. direct emissions from burning fossil fuels) and Scope 2 emissions (e.g. indirect emissions from purchased electricity), as well as selected Scope 3 emissions (e.g. from business-related travel). These three emissions categories are defined by the Greenhouse Gas (GHG) Protocol.)