Group-wide key performance indicators on sustainability

Figures for 2022 show a very positive trend. Freudenberg is progressing faster than planned on reducing CO2 emissions.

Freudenberg wishes to reduce its relative CO2 emissions, measured per million euros of sales, by 25 percent by 2025. Freudenberg aspires to be a climate-neutral company by 2045 at the latest. Both goals are referred to Scope 1 and Scope 2 in the Greenhouse Gas Protocol.

The three most important areas of activity for all Business Groups are energy efficiency, CO2 emissions and waste. The company has introduced eight key performance indicators throughout the Group that create transparency with regard to improvements in these areas and help to drive sustainability at Freudenberg.

Freudenberg introduced a new sustainability reporting system at all sites in 2022. With this tool, energy consumption and CO2 emissions as well as the amount of waste generated can be documented in a verifiable manner.

In the year under review, the Group continued to improve its energy efficiency and increased the share of renewable energies. Especially as a result of these efforts, Freudenberg reduced its relative CO2 emissions per € million sales to about 55 tonnes. Over the coming years, Freudenberg intends to continue this development and consistently remain under the target for 2025 of 65 tonnes of CO2 emissions per € million sales.

Energy use

These metrics show energy consumption from self-generated and purchased energy in 2022.

Energy useValue from 2022
total2,583 gigawatt hours
direct    936 gigawatt hours
indirect1,647 gigawatt hours
Share of renewable energies in total electricity consumption

30 percent

energy efficiency

0.22 kilowatt hours per euro sales

CO₂ emissions

These metrics quantify the Freudenberg Group’s global CO2 emissions in 2022 (market-based) from self-generated and purchased energy.


  • 649 total in 1,000 tons
  • 55.2 in tons per mio. euros sales


  • 12.2 in tons per mio. euros sales

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