GEA has a long-standing history of promoting environmental sustainability. We support the global transition to a zero-carbon economy and are committed to science-based targets. We offer our customers solutions that safeguard the environment while proactively reducing the greenhouse gas footprint of our own sites and operations.
As a participant of the UN Global Compact, GEA agrees to conduct its business in line with 10 universal sustainability principles encompassing: human rights, labor standards, the environment and corruption. This is reinforced by the group-wide KPIs GEA sets to monitor ESG performance, which are measured according to international standards.
Good corporate governance forms the bedrock of our business and encompasses our commitment to champion the principles of integrity, fairness and compliance. Our engagement with employees, business partners and the general public is defined by care, fairness, transparency, ethical conduct and respect for the interests of all stakeholders.
This includes GEA's approach to data and information security, which we take very seriously. We are committed to protecting commercially sensitive information – both our own and what we receive from customers and partners – by guaranteeing the confidentiality, integrity and availability of this information.
To limit global warming resulting from greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions, GEA has submitted ambitious climate targets to the Science Based Target initiative (SBTi). Compared to the baseline year 2019, GEA aims to:
To achieve this, GEA will:
As part of its manufacturing footprint strategy, GEA has broken ground for a climate-neutral, multi-purpose production site in Koszalin, Poland.Find our more
GEA has opted to finance four offsetting projects until the group can achieve climate-neutrality through its own means. This approach will be used to a bridge this transition and in no way diminishes our commitment to science-based targets. Through these projects, GEA has achieved climate-neutrality across its own operations as of January 2021 by supporting clean energy, job creation, education and reduced water consumption in several local communities:
A 70 MW solar power facility in Bhadla in northern India will reduce GHG emissions by exporting clean and renewable energy to the Indian national grid.
A biomass boiler installed at Svishtov pulp mill will generate the heat required for production. The mill’s waste biomass, normally sent to a landfill, will be used to produce clean energy, eliminating the need to burn coal.
This project reduces GHG emissions and local air pollution by capturing waste gas at a steel mill in the Shanxi Province. The waste gas is used to generate electricity and heat.
The Koru Wind Power Plant in Lapseki consists of 16 turbines. The plant reduces Turkey’s greenhouse gas emissions and supports the country’s transition to renewable energy.
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