B|E green – our sustainability program

Sustainable action is a central component of our corporate mission statement. Ambitious and measurable targets are an important prerequisite, in order to realize our vision of making a significant contribution to a sustainable global economy with our products.

Enormous efforts are needed to achieve our overriding goal of CO2-neutral production by 2045. We will continuously improve our production processes to save energy and invest in a wide range of energy efficiency projects. We will align our procurement strategy to ESG compliance. We want to be able to provide our customers with the exact carbon footprint for their product as quickly as possible and, where possible, also offer alternatives with a lower impact.

An overview of our strategic goals

• CO2-neutral by 2045
• Reduce Scope 1&2 emissions by 50% (2019 to 2029)
• 100% green power by 2029
• 70% ESG-compliant suppliers by 2025
• CO2 emissions calculator for all products by 2023
• Annual savings of 20.000 MWh trough energy efficiency projects
• 90% recycling rate by 2023

Why “B|E green”?

At the first glance, the B|E stands, of course, for the initials of our company Buderus Edelstahl. At the second glance, however, it is also the imperative form of the English verb “to be”. “Green” stands for the color with which the concept of sustainability is essentially associated today. With B|E green we therefore also associate the call for us and everyone to act in the spirit of sustainability.

The third component is the lizard. It is our symbol for the ecological change that we will be making at our Wetzlar site. We did not want to follow the general trend of associating green with plants (or other natural things), but rather to incorporate something to which Buderus Edelstahl has a direct connection. We have a special connection to lizards, because we still find these animals at our Eulingsberg landfill site. We have been protecting the existing population there for years as part of our landfill expansion project by having them captured before construction works begin. The lizards are then transferred to appropriately protected habitats so that they can be released again once the construction works are completed.

The lizard has thus become a symbol of the ecological efforts at Buderus Edelstahl.