With our products, we help to shape sustainable cities and communities. It goes without saying that DAW pays attention to aspects such as longevity. However, this is not enough to ensure that future generations will have a healthy world worth living in. That is why we are committed to environmental and climate protection.
We have set ourselves concrete climate targets and are pursuing our "Climate Strategy 2025" - to reduce emissions at our German sites. Our commitment to climate protection is made up of four building blocks:
At our German sites, we will reduce total energy consumption by 15 percent by 2025 compared to 2015.
At our German sites and in our vehicle fleet, we will reduce greenhouse gas emissions (Scope 1 & 2) by 67 percent by 2025 compared to 2015.
We will continue to source 100 percent of our electricity at our German sites from renewable energy sources.
We offset the remaining emissions by purchasing certified emission certificates.
We are continuously expanding our commitment to climate protection - in line with the Paris Climate Agreement. We are currently developing an international approach to record all our greenhouse gas emissions and to reduce them further in the next step.
Until now, DAW has recorded its direct and indirect emissions (Scope 1 & 2). The first arise in the company's own facilities, e.g. during heating. Indirect emissions come from purchased energy, such as electricity. In the future, we will also record Scope 3 emissions. This means that we will additionally consider emissions from activities such as business travel or purchased materials.
DAW is guided by the Science Based Targets initiative and the associated science-based target to reduce emissions. Since 2015, more than 2,000 companies have joined the Science Based Targets initiative. Together, they are pursuing the goal of significantly limiting global warming - in line with the Paris Climate Agreement.
With our economic activities, we want to burden the environment as little as possible - and in the best case, create added value for the environment with our products. That is why DAW relies on these building blocks when it comes to environmental protection:
We use an integrated management system. This means that the areas of environment (ISO 14001), energy (ISO 50001), occupational health and safety (ISO 45001) and quality (ISO 9001) are linked together and make use of positive interactions.
We act in an environmentally conscious manner at our sites. For example, we are continually working on reducing waste from production, further energy savings and converting our vehicle fleet to electric company cars.
We also address the issue of environmental protection in our own products. For example, we have developed paints and coatings with renewable raw materials, electricity-generating glass facades, and facades made of moss for cleaner air in cities.
To avoid plastic waste and conserve raw materials, it is important to recycle plastics as much as possible. For this reason, DAW will increasingly use recycled plastic in its plastic buckets in the future.
Moss, camelina oil or potato peelings - no one would probably expect to find these ingredients in DAW products. Find out here for which products we use them and why they offer added value for the environment:
In order to improve our packaging, we will increasingly rely on used plastic in the future. We are also researching ways to reduce packaging volumes. You can read here about the target we have set ourselves for this by 2025: