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Products that prioritize environmentally friendly design have become a true competitive advantage. No wonder that sustainability is a marketing topic. But a responsible approach to climate protection requires much more than just words. It encompasses almost all fields of action of a company, right down to the products it sells.

We already decided a few years ago to consistently follow a more sustainable path and to take a close look at our processes, ample reasons to start with Ecoprofit in 2019. On the basis of annually determined KPIs, we have since been measuring the consumptions and emissions at certain points, developing an annual environmental programme and constantly adapting our environmental guidelines to new challenges.

The principles that always apply here are: avoid - reduce - compensate.

Communication is vital

Informing stakeholders about environmental issues is important. Therefore, we use our sustainability website, internal training, information events, an e-mail address for environment-related suggestions and our social media channels. We publish in various specialist media and in the daily press. In our sustainability report, we have documented our results and the work around the large complex of CSR, conveying it via the platform of the German Sustainability Code. This creates awareness and encourages rethinking.


CO2e avoidance through renewable energy sources

The political tendency is clear - it is moving towards renewable energy sources. In the meantime, it is no longer a witch's work to make the switch to green electricity. We have done so for two years now, buying electricity from renewable sources.

At the moment, we cannot avoid heating with natural gas. Natural gas is still one of the more efficient fossil fuels, but it remains fossil energy. Therefore, we monitor the consumption and record it in our site balance sheet.


Acting more efficiently – cutting CO2e

The leverage for emission reduction is high. And every single gram less is a step in the right direction. It is important to constantly think about new measures for improvement and optimisation. We are doing this through our annual environmental programme. Here are just a few examples of the measures we have implemented:

On Site:


Green roof on the office building

Green roofs store up to 90% of rainwater and gradually release it into the environment through evaporation. The sewage system is thus relieved, plants clean the air from dust and other pollutants, and the roof is protected from negative influences of weather, such as heavy hail and strong sunlight.


Reduction of print media in favour of online media

We print significantly less. The share of advertising print media is up to 60% lower compared to 2019. This reduces paper consumption and costs significantly.


Paperless invoicing

We have avoided sending paper invoices for a number of years now, thereby making massive savings in resources.


Installation of aerators

Reduction of water consumption by a quarter


Conversion from conventional lighting to LEDs

Savings of about a quarter of the original total electricity consumption


Changes in packaging

Starting in 2023, we are changing a large part of the packaging for our products. Goal: to significantly reduce plastic packaging and use more sustainable paper packaging.


Consistent waste separation and collection

Each workplace has containers for waste separation. In the warehouse and in manufacturing, wood, metal, plastic, paper as well as hazardous materials like batteries and electronic waste are collected in suitable containers and professionally gathered, recycled or disposed of by external service providers.


movement detectors

Motion detectors have been installed in less frequented areas such as tea kitchens, toilets and the commercial area, saving approximately 20% of the energy used in these spaces.


Master-slave sockets

Master-slave sockets have been installed at desks to prevent equipment standby.


Infiltration paving in parking areas

Infiltration paving ensures that rainwater seeps directly into the ground and is returned straight to nature. If such a measure is neglected, rainwater will flow into the sewage system, becomes wastewater and must then be processed again in the sewage treatment plant. Infiltration paving also promotes the conservation and regeneration of groundwater.


Landscape - the ecosystem

There is an overflow pond with a small inlet and reed beds on site. A green strip runs around the site, where oaks, maple trees and native shrubs are planted.

The pond and green areas are habitats for animals and insects, regularly bringing us nice guests such as frogs, mallards, herons and field hares.



A rainwater infiltration trench has been built within the lawn. The rainwater is collected in a trough and from there it is channelled through the topsoil into a gravel-filled infiltration trench. From this intermediate reservoir, it seeps into the soil below and is fed into the groundwater. The upper soil zone acts as a water filter, thus improving the quality of the groundwater.


Reuse of pad printing inks

Up to 70 % savings are achievable by reusing these inks.


Reuse of shipping cartons

We recorded a reuse rate of import cartons of about 90 %.


Regular determination of all environmentally relevant key figures

Measuring progress and making comparisons are only possible by determining the key figures. Not to mention, new necessary measures can always be derived from this.


E-mobility in our vehicle fleet

We have already replaced three vehicles in our fleet with environmentally friendly e-vehicles.

Our products:


"Packing on demand" for selected products

Savings of up to 50% on packaging for products were achieved, where the system of "packing on demand" is applied.


Reduction of the product range to around 350 core products

"Less is more" is the motto for our articles. We focus on durability and reusability, high utility value and good quality. By reducing the range of articles, there are many advantages, such as saving storage capacity, avoiding high transport volumes and packaging materials.


Configuration concepts for highlight articles

Instead of having articles in the warehouse in many different colours, we enable individual design through configuration. This not only saves storage space, but also enhances the recyclability of the articles, as the individual components are much easier to separate from each other.


Using more sustainable materials

We are increasingly using recycled materials for our products.


Last, but not least - compensation is an investment

It is not yet possible to work without CO2e emissions. However, if one wishes to contribute to the environment in this regard, what can be done? Upon request, we offer our customers the "on-demand" assessment of a product's balance and subsequent investment (compensation) in the Kemphole Mini Hydel Scheme hydropower project in Karnataka, India.


Determination of corporate on-site emissions - CCF

For the third year now, we are calculating the CO2e emissions for our corporate location. We do this retrospectively for a whole year using the Ecocockpit of the Energy Efficiency Agency NRW within the system "cradle to gate" on the basis of the Greenhouse Gas Protocol.


Climate neutral shipment via UPS

We have an agreement with UPS to ship our goods to our customers in a climate neutral way. You can find out more about the projects UPS supports for climate protection by clicking on this link:


Compensation for emissions caused by our products - PCF

With our products, we aim for a continuous improvement of their eco-balance. In recent years, we have considered several steps to achieve this:

  • Configuration of basic products instead of many individual products, enabling easier separation of individual components and better recyclability.
  • Reduction of our articles to around 350 core products, distinguished by durability, high utility value, and/or reusable function.
  • Packing on demand for some highlight products such as myBayamo.
  • New packaging concepts: Replacement of regular polybags with the recycled variant or paper bag, and new, more sustainable cardboard packaging. Packaging is gradually changed for around 80% of the products.
  • Increased use of recycled materials instead of conventional ones. (See product descriptions)

However, CO2e emissions can never be completely avoided with our products. Upon request, our customers can contribute to offsetting CO2e emissions and financially compensate "on demand" determined CO2e values for a product by investing in the Kemphole hydropower project in Karnataka, India. We draw up our balance via from Nature Office according to the Greenhouse Gas Protocol as well as within the system "cradle to gate plus end of life".

Our chosen project for CO2e offsetting:
Electricity generated by the natural water flow of the Kemphole River in Karnataka, India

The project in Karnataka generates sustainable electrical energy using horizontal Francis turbines. The use of renewable energy sources to generate electricity contributes to the reduction of greenhouse gas emissions by avoiding the burning of fossil fuels such as coal or oil. The project has incorporated many technical and structural innovations, such as the use of an automatic cleaning system for the rake.

The project is located in the dense forests of the Kemphole Reserve and the natural slope there has proved very advantageous for the project. There are no residential areas in the immediate vicinity, so there was no need to resettle the local population. The hydropower plant contributes to meeting the electricity needs of the southern region's power grid.

Start of project: 2010

Project standard: CDM - Clean Development Mechanism

Link: Kemphole Mini Hydel Scheme hydropower project

Link: Kemhole Mini Hydel Scheme Hydropower Project Registry

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