As a company in a relatively energy-intensive industry, our production is reliant on an affordable, reliable and sustainable energy supply.
We’re therefore constantly working on making our processes more and more efficient. And that means we have to do everything we can to make our own process of generating energy efficient and environmentally friendly. Once it begins supplying energy and heating in 2016, the new cogeneration plant at our largest production site, which is located in Holzminden, will allow us to achieve an efficiency rate of 90 % and use the energy generated through natural gas in an extremely efficient way. Depending on the type of site, smaller measures may also be effective. For example, we use solar panels to generate 20 % of the energy required at a site in the United States.
We also support stakeholders along the value chain, such as the French research institute CRIEPPAM, whose environmental program helps to reduce energy consumption during the lavender harvest and distillation process.