Siempelkamp reinforces climate action, joining Krefeld Climate Pact

From left: Anna Appenzeller from Krefeld Business; Thomas Schmidt from Siempelkamp; Lisa Fehrenbach from Krefeld Climate Pact office; and Coco Büsing from IHK Mittlerer Niederrhein, at the 1st network meeting of the Krefeld Climate Pact (Image: Siempelkamp)

Siempelkamp has announced that it is now the latest and 25th member of the Krefeld Climate Pact, cementing their commitment to sustainability efforts.

Whether in its business units or in production at the site, Krefeld-based Siempelkamp Group has been contributing to climate protection, for example, in researching how alternative raw materials and waste wood can be utilised for the production of wood-based panels.

Furthermore, Siempelkamp has established itself in the area of environmental technology with plants for exhaust gas, exhaust air and process gas purification. At the Krefeld location, residual materials from production are utilised with circular economy in mind; self-generated renewable energies are also part of the company’s resource efficiency concept.

A 623kWp system has been installed on the roofs since 2012. This system generated over 500,000kWh of electricity in 2022. This corresponds to the consumption of over 150 four-person households and around 217 tonnes of CO2 emissions that were avoided.

In addition, the heat requirement has been covered by highly efficient combined heat and power generation for some time now.

With its commitment to the Krefeld Climate Pact, Siempelkamp is now also strengthening its local commitment to climate protection.

“Our claim ‘Intelligent engineering for future generations’ illustrates that we have a responsibility to align our activities with the needs of future generations. This is inextricably linked to a commitment to sustainability and climate protection. With our partnership in the Krefeld Climate Pact, we are also strengthening this commitment in the local environment and look forward to the exchange with the initiators and other partners,” said Martin Scherrer, CEO of the Siempelkamp Group.

“Sustainability and climate protection are becoming increasingly important for corporate success,” said Thomas Schmidt, sustainability manager at Siempelkamp.

Further measures are planned for the company in the future, according to Schmidt: “As an important employer and energy-intensive industry, we are aware of our responsibility towards our employees and society.”

Siempelkamp declares that they will continue to work on its sustainability activities and derive further measures. In particular, the procurement of energy and materials for production is the driver in Siempelkamp’s carbon footprint.

The continued consistent pursuit of efficiency measures and, for example, the expansion of renewable energies are examples of measures that the company is driving forward.