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Climate Change - A Global Issue

We are already living in a global, man-made climate emergency. Even the limitation of global warming to significantly less than 2 degrees, preferably 1.5 degrees Celsius by 2100, agreed in the 2015 Paris Climate Agreement, cannot hide this fact. Meanwhile, climate experts are debating controversially whether the 1.5-degree target is achievable at all.  Experts from the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change believe there is still a chance of achieving this target. But only if all countries take radical action now. To achieve this, CO2e emissions must be significantly reduced before 2030 and be at zero emissions from 2050. Heat waves, droughts, heavy rains with flooding and melting glaciers have long since reached us. Plant and animal life are being thrown out of balance by extreme weather conditions. We can see the consequences in the German low mountain ranges, for example, with the destruction of spruce stands by the bark beetle. The message is powerful.

In Germany, there are plans to halve greenhouse gas emissions by 2030 with the use of solar energy, the coal phase-out, and the sustainable building, transport and agricultural turnaround. But so far, Germany has fallen far short of its targets: the goal of 40 percent less greenhouse gas emissions compared to 1990, which was actually already set for 2020, was not achieved in 2021 either. Industry and business are also called upon to develop and implement climate protection measures. Every individual is called upon to become active and take action now.

EJOT becomes climate neutral

The EJOT Group wants to become climate neutral by 2035 and reduce its CO2e emissions from currently 188,400 tons to zero. An ambitious goal that the family-owned company has set for itself in its 100th anniversary year. The clear message is that avoidance takes precedence over reduction and compensation. The need to act is not only due to the increasing requirements of customers and legislators, but also in particular to our responsibility towards our employees and future generations.
At regular intervals, our sites are audited in accordance with the ISO 14001 environmental standard. In addition to continuous improvement of the system, the focus is also on increasing the environmental awareness of our employees.

In 2013 we implemented an energy management system according to ISO 50001. Through numerous investments in energy saving projects at our German and international locations we were able to save valuable resources.
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EJOT Sustainability Strategy

The EJOT Group wants to actively face the challenges of climate change and coordinate and advance the developments in the group of companies with strategic objectives and guiding principles.  In order to be able to act in the global context of sustainability development, EJOT is oriented towards the UN Sustainable Development Goals.

For the globally operating company, the objectives on the right represent overriding topics.
     
Source: THE 17 GOALS | Sustainable Development (un.org); Access date: 06.07.22

These Sustainable Development Goals enable the group of companies to develop systematic guidelines to achieve the goals. In line with this, EJOT has designed three sustainability categories under which any activities to achieve carbon neutrality in 2035 can be defined:
  • Thinking Sustainably
  • Becoming more efficient
  • Green energy supply
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Source: THE 17 GOALS | Sustainable Development (un.org); Date retrieved: 06.07.22

EJOT products help to save energy and protect the environment

Continuous improvement of production processes is both an economic and an environmental factor. Not only in product development, but also in production we try to constantly reduce the environmental impact and thus continuously ensure the protection of the environment.

Our products help us to realize these goals, because: screws are basically detachable products and therefore recyclable. By using innovative products, sheet thicknesses can be reduced. This is particularly important in automotive construction, because not only does this save raw materials, lightweight construction is also a very effective means of reducing fuel consumption. For the first time in 2019, we have determined an overall environmental impact for our non-detachable compounds.

EJOT is also a pioneer in the construction industry. On the one hand, our products are used to fasten renewable energy systems such as photovoltaics, and on the other hand, our anchors help with the thermal insulation of buildings. Our Environmental Product Declaration (EPD) for fasteners, substructure systems and thread-forming construction screws are continuously developed and updated.

A common path begins

EJOT goes the way to climate neutrality. A responsible task for the future, which cannot be solved alone. This is clearly shown by the distribution of all CO2e emissions at EJOT. With more than 77% the scope 3 at EJOT worldwide takes the highest and at the same time the most difficult share. The difficulty exists because there is no direct influence on the part of EJOT. Here our suppliers and service providers are asked to reduce their share of CO2e emissions. We support the use of green steel or green granulate as well as a CO2e free logistic chain. Only with a joint effort of all parties involved in the supply chain a climate neutrality can be achieved at EJOT from 2035.
Do not hesitate, join us. Let's shape our future together!

EJOT Sustainability, Quality and Infomation Security Policy

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Contact Person

Heiko Stötzel

Environmental representative of the EJOT Group

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