Vetter achieves carbon dioxide-neutral levels
Environmentally focused movements such as Fridays for Future are dedicated to increasing public awareness of climate protection. Vetter is equally committed to protecting the environment and has been focused on the issue of climate change as part of its corporate agenda for many years. In 2020, we reached another milestone: all our European company sites became carbon dioxide neutral.
The goal was made possible thanks to our long-term sustainability strategy, the foundation of which is ‘continuous investment in energy efficient and environmentally friendly technology’. "We will continue to work on keeping our company's ecological footprint as small as possible," said Managing Director Peter Soelkner. Vetter relies on in-house cogeneration units as well as solar panels and geothermal energy resulting in savings of over 4,500 tons of carbon dioxide. Since 2014, all European sites have been operating using green power from hydroelectric plants.
"As a sustainable, family-owned company we have taken our responsibility towards the environment and the issue of climate protection seriously for many years and take concrete actions to support this cause. Wherever feasible, we implement the most environmentally friendly solutions," said Managing Director Thomas Otto.
Any inevitable residual emissions caused by the high standards and regulatory requirements in the pharmaceutical industry are offset as Vetter supports climate protection projects through the purchase of carbon credits.
In addition to reducing greenhouse gases, we are also focusing on environmentally friendly cooperation. For example, Vetter integrates its suppliers in ecological matters to promote the use of energy-efficient technologies. Beyond our core business, it is our goal to contribute with these sustainability measures to an even better quality of life.