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Integration of environmental considerations into vital investment decisions
Our approach is distinguished by a thorough integration of environmental considerations into all investment decisions.
Following our company’s best practices and carefully monitoring all relevant environmental and energy performance indicators, we ensure our results are in line with our expectations.
By embracing sustainable practices in the production of aluminium, we contribute to the circular economy and minimize our impact on the environment.
This includes reducing greenhouse gas emissions, improving energy efficiency, and promoting the recycling aluminium.
As metallurgists, we have to play a critical role in developing innovative solutions and technologies that enable sustainable aluminium production. Our focus must be finding ways to maximize the value of this vital material while minimizing its environmental footprint.
We are committed to the UN Sustainable Development Goals
Reducing our dependency on traditional fossil fuel-based production is one of our main tasks. We have analyzed our energy demand and with our energy suppliers and technicians, we have discussed options for switching towards renewable energy sources.
Since 2021, we have been using 100% renewable electricity, and have undertaken steps towards production flexibility to contribute to stabilising our electricity grid. This year, we will start installing solar panels on our roofs to increase the share of renewable capacity in Germany.
For over 75 years, Oetinger has proactively been taking part in innovating aluminium production and in upgrading its technology fleet.
In the past two years, we have invested almost 11 million euros and further investment projects have been planned in order to make our production less energy-intensive and to improve the protection of the environment around us.
Our principles are built on sustainable production, efficient use of natural resources, and support of circular economy. With over 75 years on the market, we have reached outstanding expertise in producing high-quality aluminium alloys from scrap material, with up to 95% of recycled material in our final products.
However, our mission is not limited just to the production line. We ensure that all our employees have a safe and pleasant working environment, and we carefully select suppliers with the same values we have. This approach has achieved the highest level of satisfaction among customers working with us and has been acknowledged by the Aluminium Stewardship Initiative (ASI) by providing us with the ASI Performance Standard certification.
Aluminium is one of the key materials today and will also be in the future, which increases the need to reduce its environmental impact during its production even more. At Oetinger, we believe urgent action is required and so we have defined an ambitious strategy to reach climate neutrality across all our sites by 2040.
Already today, we carefully monitor our production of greenhouse gas emissions and, using the technologies available on the market, we have set a plan to reduce them. We have also introduced several educational activities and deployed various schemes that get our employees involved and excited about the climate-neutral future ahead of us. At Oetinger, we are all committed to do our share!