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Environment

As a well-established company, TRUMPF considers it part of its corporate responsibility to handle resources carefully and to avoid negative impact on the environment as much as possible.

Climate action

TRUMPF is pursuing the goal for its production to be completely CO2-neutral worldwide by the end of 2020. To achieve this goal we are focusing on the following:

Energy efficiency

By 2020/21, over 6 million Euros have been spent in reducing power input at the TRUMPF production sites. Our certified energy management system ensures that we are continually optimizing our processes.

Low CO2 energy supply

We are changing our energy supply so that we will obtain all of our electricity from renewable energies. As well as changing our energy supply contracts, we will be investing more in producing our own energy.

Offsetting unavoidable emissions

For example, from the combustion of fuels, heating oil and natural gas. In the medium term, TRUMPF wants to significantly reduce offsetting through certificates, for example by taking part directly in sustainability projects.

Energy efficiency

For over a decade, TRUMPF has been working across all its sites to increase energy efficiency. By the business year 2020/21, the aim is to reduce power input of the TRUMPF group by 6,800 tons of CO2 or 8% of the consumption in the year 2016/17. A certified energy management system in accordance with ISO 50001 has been in use for several years at all European sites – regardless of whether this is legally required or not. This provides us with an effective instrument systematically to control our power input – our main environmental impact.

Energy efficiency has many facets

Building and infrastructure

We follow strict standards in the planning and operation of our buildings. We place particular emphasis on the longevity of our buildings and infrastructure. For our larger sites, we work with energy master plans, which depict scenarios for networking and optimizing heat and cooling flows. We also reduce our CO2 emissions using renewable energy production.

Energy efficient processes

Our goal is to continually optimize our processes, whether in production or in testing. Particularly in non-productive times, we want to reduce our power input to a minimum and, for this reason, we continually review our production processes.

This is how we save energy worldwide

Not just for show – energy efficiency in Ditzingen, Germany

In our showroom in Ditzingen, our consistent use of energy saving modes for our solid-state lasers and automatic shutdown at night and at the weekend means that we save almost 170 tons of CO2.

Geothermal plant in Taicang, China

With the expansion of the TRUMPF plant in Taicang, China, we have installed 170 probes at a depth of 100 meters and a heat pump to utilize the temperature in the ground to heat and cool the building using geothermal energy. This has enabled us to save around 415 tons of CO2 per year.

Business optimization in Ditzingen, Germany

For the manufacture and development of high-powered laser amplifiers, which are used to produce microchips for the semiconductor industry, we optimize our processes continually, including with regard to energy efficiency. We have been able to save around 207 tons of CO2 by adapting processes and by using an energy-efficient precision cleaning machine. The machine cleans turned and milled components energy-efficiently to remove residues.

Optimization of the lighting in all buildings in Farmington, USA

We have retrofitted all fluorescent tube lights in the USA, replacing them with high-performance LED lights, further optimizing energy consumption. This has saved approx. 100 tons of CO2.

Cogeneration plant in Hettingen, Germany

A cogeneration plant in Hettingen produces the electricity for our production. The waste heat that is produced is used to heat the building. Saving: up to 100 tons CO2 per year.

Switching off machinery in production in Pasching, Austria

It has been possible to reduce the base load requirement of the machines for manufacturing bending tools in Pasching by switching off the machines at the end of the shift and at the weekend. This has saved 93 MWh per year. The Austrian Federal Ministry for Sustainability and Tourism has awarded TRUMPF Austria the Climate Active Award for this, for successful climate action measures.

Adaptation of the painting process Liberec, Czech Republic

Changes to the painting process means that the paint requires less heat to dry than previously. This reduces gas consumption, saving 50 tons of CO2 per year.

Conversion of lighting in Freiburg, Germany

In Freiburg in the business year 2018/19, all lighting was converted to LED. This saves 180 tons of CO2 per year.

Mobility

City traffic at night

Regardless of how our employees travel to work, we encourage them to reduce their CO2 emissions with attractive offers. At the same time, we want to ensure that our mobility at the Ditzingen site as well as travel between the different company sites is as resource-efficient as possible.

How does TRUMPF ensure sustainable mobility

Business mobility management

TRUMPF wants to considerably reduce the CO2 footprint of its employees when they travel to work. Which is why, for example, we offer the option of leasing a business bike at cheap rates. An offer that almost 20 % of the employees at Ditzingen have already made use of. We also make sure that cyclists and motorcyclists have plenty of spaces for bikes, E-bikes and motorcycles, and provide showers and lockers. We use the "job ticket" to encourage people to travel to work using public transport. At the Ditzingen site, we have a street scooter that employees can use to move around the company premises. This is the electric bike used by the Deutsche Post, which TRUMPF helped to develop.

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Electro-mobility

In 2019 in Ditzingen, TRUMPF opened one of the largest electric service stations in Germany. 86 charging points are available to employees in the new company parking garage. The installed charging stations have a combined power output of around 1,000 kilowatts. This enables employees to conveniently charge their vehicle while they are at work. As a high-tech company, we are not only end users of alternative electric drive technologies, we are also an important supplier. Numerous TRUMPF lasers are used worldwide, for example, in manufacturing batteries for electric motors.

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