Sustainability and environmental compatibility have always been a natural part of our mission and responsibility towards our customers and the environment. This is evident in the tanks we manufacture, in the production process and in our handling of resources.
We currently cover 25% of our electricity requirements from our own generation. With our photovoltaic system, we produce a total of 670,000 kWh of electricity and thus avoid around 270 tonnes of CO₂ every year. That doesn't just sound like a lot, it is. We are already a frontrunner and role model in the region.
And we want to keep it that way: That is why we are investing a further 1.2 million euros in the expansion of our photovoltaic systems and our electronic infrastructure in 2024. The installation is scheduled for the second half of 2024 and includes PV modules for the roof and façade with 670kWp, expanded transformer systems, electric charging stations and the associated infrastructure.
This will save us an additional 375 tonnes of CO₂ per year and produce around 620,000 kWh of electricity per year. After all, environmental protection concerns us all - with moderation, purpose and understanding.
The remaining part of our electricity requirements that we do not generate ourselves comes from renewable energy sources and is 100% CO₂-free green electricity. This means that there are no CO₂ emissions for the production of a Speidel container.
In addition, we naturally use rainwater, for example for container cleaning and toilet flushing, and keep pallets in circulation for multiple use and reuse. The sum of these features and measures is unique in container production.