Even today, the focus of the company’s research and development departments is on viable, sustainable innovations. Products for batteries and fuel cells offer technical solutions to help us chart a course toward the new mobility, on land, on the water and in the air, with cars, trucks, buses, ships and aircraft. To date, as a pioneer in closed cycle management, we have been making progress with the recycling of PET bottles. Each year, we take five billion plastic bottles that would otherwise have ended up in landfills and process them into raw materials. In many respects, our own sustainable practices are an admission ticket to the markets of the future. The EU’s policy decisions and regulations, starting with emissions limits for vehicles, all the way to the Green Deal and its taxonomy, are heading in this direction. Freudenberg is bolstering these efforts in serious pursuit of its own climate goals.