Environmentally responsible manufacturing is the way forward

Reducing direct and indirect CO2 emissions

By 2012, we are aiming to reduce CO2 emissions caused by production by 20% per vehicle compared to 2007. Success will be the result of many individual steps taken such as

  • the use of geothermal energy as part of an integrated concept to supply heating and cooling energy at the new production facility in Rastatt. CO2 savings: approx. 2600 tonnes per year;
  • optimising building heating, cooling and ventilation using new machinery that is lower on emissions. Ventilation rates on average 23% lower translate into 30,000 fewer megawatt hours of heat and 22,000 fewer megawatt hours of electricity. CO2 savings: approx. 19,500 tonnes per year;
  • generating CO2-neutral electricity using photovoltaic systems at multiple sites.

Reducing solvent emissions

Conserving resources and avoiding waste