2018-11-26 | Company-News

Gipfelstürmer Award 2018 - Energy efficiency for medium-sized businesses

2018 Gipfelstürmer Award Finalist. The August Faller Group presents its exemplary work in sustainable energy-saving solutions

The German state of Baden-Württemberg awards the “2018 Gipfelstürmer Award” to businesses that have completed a free energy efficiency analysis (KEFF check) and then implemented initiatives to improve their business processes. The Ministry of the Environment was impressed by the quality of the 23 submissions. The August Faller Group was one of the 10 finalists and is proud of the efforts it has made to reduce CO2 emissions.

“Here at Faller, we wish to make a daily contribution to sustainability. Even though we didn’t win one of the three prizes, it’s the fact that we recognised this potential and acted on it that really matters,” says Lutz Benz, manager of sustainability management at the Faller Group.

KEFF Check and Energy Efficiency Analysis – How does it work, exactly?

The energy efficiency competency centre (KEFF) – an initiative in the state of Baden-Württemberg – supports and advises companies interested in energy efficiency. The free analysis offered, the so-called KEFF check, is also useful. It is carried out right on the company premises and clearly demonstrates initial areas of potential. Specialised areas are jointly discussed and measures developed.

One of these KEFF checks was also carried out at Faller, and the employees are pleased that the measures implemented led to the company’s nomination as a “2018 Gipfelstürmer Award” Finalist. The certificate was presented to technical service manager, Uwe Bechtold. Thanks to the active involvement of Technical Services, an impressive number of things were achieved in terms of reducing the company’s energy consumption. 

Would you like to go through the KEFF-check? KEFF is happy to provide information about how the KEFF check works and the Energy Efficiency Network 

Sustainability – Commitment across all areas

A commitment to sustainability is a constant theme of our business strategy. Ecology, economic development and a commitment to society play an integral part in all of our business processes. For some years now the August Faller Group has been one of the “100 Betrieben für Ressourceneffizienz” (“100 businesses for resource efficiency”) – an alliance of the Ministry for the Environment and the country’s leading trade associations. 

Participation since 2014 in the WIN Charter – Commitment to sustainability and to the region – with its guiding principles, also ensures the business operates in an environmentally friendly way. The focus of 2018 will be the topics of “employee satisfaction” and “energy and emissions”. Find out more about the WIN Charter and the pillars of sustainability at the Faller Group under “Sustainability” on our website.

Lutz Benz takes over the certificate from Jannis Klonk (KEFF)
Lutz Benz takes over the certificate from Jannis Klonk (KEFF)
Lutz Benz, official representative of Sustainability-Management at Faller, and Jannis Klonk, Efficiency-Expert KEFF of Southern Upper Rhine (from the left)
Uwe Bechtold (mid) Head of Technical Service is happy about the cerficate
Uwe Bechtold (mid) Head of Technical Service is happy about the cerficate
Lutz Benz (official representative of Sustainability-Management), Uwe Bechtold (Head of Technical Service) and Peter Ganter (Head of PSC Folding cartons) - from the left
Finalist Gipfelstürmer Award 2018
Finalist Gipfelstürmer Award 2018

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