Freudenberg feels obligated to protect the environment and takes responsibility to ensure that its actions are as environmentally friendly as possible. The goal is to continually reduce the company’s negative impact along the entire value chain, by using resources more efficiently, reducing emissions, saving energy, water and other materials while optimizing transportation processes.
A project at Klüber Lubrication, a Freudenberg company, is one example of the Group’s activities in this area. A multidisciplinary team was able to identify an alternative cleaning agent after comprehensive tests in labs and in manufacturing processes. It is less damaging to the climate than other options by a factor of 170 and even cleans more efficiently. In the medium-term, emissions will be reduced by the equivalent of up to 30,000 tons of CO2 per year. And customers will be avoiding additional emissions equivalent to about 60,000 tons of CO2 per year as soon as the solvent is replaced as a raw material starting in 2022.