Climate-friendly and resource-efficient manufacturing
Fendt acts as a technological pioneer. In this position, we drive forward the decarbonisation of our production and continuously increase our resource efficiency.
Fendt drives forward the sustainability of its own production. The focus here is on energy generation and energy consumption. We rely on the four cornerstones of measurement, avoidance, reduction and substitution here. For example, we increase our energy efficiency by renewing our lighting systems, refurbishing the energy systems of our buildings, using well water for cooling and using state-of-the-art technologies in our production facilities. These actions have been successful. In 2021 alone, we were able to save 1,800,000 kilowatt hours of energy at our Marktoberdorf and Asbach-Bäumenheim locations.
We generate more than 750,000 kilowatt hours of our own electricity with our photovoltaic systems at four locations. In addition, 100% of the purchased electricity at these four locations and at one other location comes from renewable sources. As a result, our CO2 emissions from electricity energy consumption have fallen to zero, in accordance with the requirements of the Greenhouse Gas Protocol. We have reduced emissions for total energy consumption by 80 per cent in the past five years thanks to these and other actions. Our commitment is also reflected in the lower greenhouse gas emissions of our products. For example, these fell by 1.5 tonnes of CO2 per trailer (2016) to 0.32 tonnes of CO2 (2021).
During and after the usage phase of our products we attempt to keep the environmental impact as low as possible. For example, our transmission repair department overhauls and repairs old transmissions and replaces worn parts with new ones. These transmissions go through the same tests before delivery as newly-produced transmissions. In addition, the tank of our Fendt Rogator sprayer is the only tank on the market so far that can be fully recycled.
Other action areas
Sustainable supply chain:
Fendt takes responsibility for its upstream value creation. We will achieve a resilient and sustainable supply chain through targeted actions.
Focus on employees:
On the basis of a strong corporate culture, we offer our employees a safe and attractive workplace in all situations and phases of life. We secure our future success through consistent training and further education as well as company health management.
High-quality & innovative products and services:
Fendt develops and produces intelligent, reliable and resource-efficient products. Fendt offers concrete solutions for climate-friendly and resource-conserving agriculture.
Partner for sustainable agriculture:
We work closely with our partners from trade and science, as well as with our customers. We make an important contribution to sustainable agriculture together.
Adding value to society:
Fendt commits itself both locally and nationally to issues such as biodiversity, education, equality of opportunity and inclusion. In this manner, we make an important contribution to a sustainable society.