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Sartorius AG
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Sartorius to reduce its CO2 emissions by 30% as of 2021

Göttingen, July 13, 2020

  • German sites will be converted to renewable energy sources
  • Hydroelectric power as of 2021

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Starting in 2021, Sartorius will source the energy needs of its locations in Germany from hydroelectric power. Its three company sites in Göttingen, Guxhagen and Ulm currently account for around half of the Group’s energy consumption. Conversion to renewable energy will thus enable the company to reduce its CO2 emissions by 30 percent.

The switch to hydropower is part of the Sartorius Group sustainability strategy aimed at far-reaching decarbonization. “We are systematically identifying opportunities to reduce emissions and the consumption of resources and, in this effort, are also focusing on sustainable energy supply. By using hydroelectric power, we will be able to reduce our CO2 footprint significantly. We are planning to switch over progressively to renewable energy sources at our international sites as well,” said Executive Board Chairman and CEO Joachim Kreuzburg.

Electricity will be generated from moving water by LEW Wasserkraft GmbH with its hydroelectric power plants located on the upper Danube. In an EU-wide pilot project for ecological flood protection, the company is additionally committed to upgrading the riverbanks of the Danube and protecting the adjacent floodplain forests. In this way, valuable habitats for animals and plants will be created. When Sartorius selects suppliers, their sustainability policy is an important criterion, because for the company, sustainability means engaging in responsible activities over the long term – with respect to business partners, employees, natural resources and society.