SWEP: Carbon footprint reduction on track

The German company SWEP, specialized in optimization the use of energy, material, and space in heating and cooling systems, is working to reduce carbon emissions every day to move towards a committed goal of becoming carbon neutral by latest 2030.

As a key metric measuring progress, the company track the CO2 that is emitted for every Kg of heat exchanger it produces. It also uses KPI’s and reduction targets to track its 3 main emissions sources: electricity, freight and business travel.

Since it started measuring its carbon footprints in 2017, it has managed to reduce emissions per approved kg BPHE by over 20%, thereby certifying SWEP as a carbon reduced organization.

The Carbon Footprint certification goes hand-in-hand with SWEP’s overall sustainability efforts, working continuously towards specific the UN Sustainable Development Goals.

Some of ongoing initiatives are:

  • Switching to renewable electricity in locations where that is available
  • Investigating waste heat recovery from furnaces to heat premises
  • Actions to improve energy efficiency in production
  • Investigating greener freight options with our forwarders

Read more on SWEP’s goals, efforts and results in the 2019 Sustainability Report