Schuler Germany switches its entire power supply to renewable sources.
Göppingen, February 11, 2022 – Schuler is taking a major step towards climate neutrality in Germany. Since the beginning of the year, all operating facilities in its domestic market have been powered exclusively by electricity from renewable sources. The German plants of Schuler’s parent company ANDRITZ have also been using only solar, wind, or hydroelectric power since the beginning of January. “This conversion of our power supply represents a milestone for our companies on the road to sustainability, bringing immediate and direct relief for our climate,” said Schuler CEO Domenico Iacovelli.
The Schuler Group Germany facilities and ANDRITZ plants in Germany are being supplied with electricity from renewable sources by Technische Werke Schussental (TWS) in Ravensburg, Germany. The corresponding supply contract has an initial term of three years.
TWS, a utility specializing in regenerative energy sources, has calculated that based on expected power consumption at the Schuler facilities alone in 2022, almost 9,800 metric tons of CO2 will be saved compared to using fossil fuel sources. “This is the amount of carbon dioxide stored by a forest of 754 hectares,” Dr. Andreas Thiel-Böhm, Managing Director of TWS, explained. The positive climate impact from changing the power supply at ANDRITZ’s German plants is of a similar magnitude.
“For Schuler and our parent company ANDRITZ, taking concrete, measurable steps towards sustainability is an important part of our corporate strategy,” stated Schuler CEO Iacovelli. “The realignment of our power supply we have now agreed illustrates that progress towards climate neutrality is possible without sacrificing Schuler’s economic performance and profitability. With this in mind, we plan to examine further measures – also in cooperation with our business partners.”
Climate protection measures have a long tradition at Schuler in Germany. At the Group’s headquarters in Göppingen, for example, municipal wastewater has been used to supply heat for several years now.