Focus Planet

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As a globally operating business, Beiersdorf is affected by the global decline in natural resources and the simultaneous acceleration of climate change. These factors motivate us even more strongly to use resources responsibly in our daily operations throughout the entire supply chain. We work closely with our internal and external supply-chain partners to improve our resource efficiency.

Energy

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Energy generation and consumption are two of the key drivers of greenhouse gas emissions that are accelerating climate change. Legislation and regulations to reduce the use of fossil fuels and substitute them with renewable energy sources are on the rise.
We believe that ecology and economy should go hand-in-hand. This is why we constantly work to reduce the impact of our emissions on the environment. This will not only reduce our costs but will also make our business more resilient in the face of future energy challenges.
To achieve this we systematically work on solutions to reduce energy consumption in our production and distribution processes and, wherever practical and technically feasible, we use renewable energy sources. ...more

Waste

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The growing number of consumers around the world is leading to an increased consumption and an increased volume of waste. To decouple waste generation from economic growth, efforts need to be made to avoid waste and boost recycling in order to generate new production materials from waste.
We believe that all substances should be disposed of in the most environmentally responsible way. We strive to keep material usage and process waste to a minimum, whilst maintaining stability and quality. Minimizing waste is the first step, but where waste cannot be eliminated, our aim is to reuse and recycle it. This will enable us to work in an increasingly cost-effective and sustainable way.
To achieve this we are pursuing our policy of "avoid, reduce, reuse and recycle" throughout the entire life-cycle of our products and are working closely with our supply-chain partners to identify and eliminate waste wherever we can.. ...more

Water

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Water scarcity is a global issue, and the related risks differ greatly from country to country. The percentage of water available and suitable for human consumption is comparatively low. In addition, the increased demands of the growing global population and the challenges of climate change are putting further pressure on this precious resource.
We strive to consume water in our processes as efficiently as possible. For this reason we constantly work on reducing water consumption in our production processes, in our buildings, and in other areas. This approach benefits both the environment and our business.
To achieve this we use purification processes with the lowest possible environmental impact and – where feasible – we reuse treated wastewater as process water. We have defined a “Water Risk Approach” for our production centers, which includes the development of local action plans based on local water risks.. ...more