Lifelong learning, digital training, investing in our youth as a top apprenticeship company, and strengthening our innovation through patents, regular product renewals, and further innovation cycles ensures the economic sustainability of our company.
Last year, we were able to achieve ecological progress, for example, through a drastic reduction in gas consumption of 22% compared to the previous reporting period. This was made possible by a new building and a modern heating system. However, electricity consumption increased by 9.8%, but since 2022, demand has been covered exclusively by green electricity.
Due to our strong commitment to sustainability, we were able to bring home several notable awards last year. We are proud to have received the 2021 TRIGOS Award (in the Climate Protection category) as well as the distinction of being a Lean-leading company and the winner of the 2022 Sustainable Digitalisation award.
Another major step was embedding sustainability in all sub-strategies and annual goals. The measurability of our sustainability targets helps us to make the successes and savings visible.