Rieter has set itself the goal of providing its customers with products and system solutions that enable them to produce in a more environmentally friendly manner, whether this be by reduced use of raw materials or lower energy consumption.
Social, Environmental and Economic Key Data 2018
Efficient use of raw material
Sustainable and efficient energy use
Digital intelligence to reduce inefficiencies
Environmental impact reduced across the entire production process of a spinning mill
Energy savings by upgrading Rieter machines to efficiency class IE3/IE4
Waste recycling by rotor spinning machine R 36
Ambitious targets for 2020
- Targets per CHF 1 000 of sales:
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By 2018, Rieter had already achieved some of the set targets: at 0.11 MWh for energy consumption and 0.256 m3 for water consumption, these targets were exceeded while in the case of acidification at less than 0.012 kg the target was clearly achieved. Furthermore, at 0.051 kg greenhouse gas emissions narrowly missed the target value.
At 122 953 MWh in 2018, overall energy consumption by Rieter worldwide fell compared to the previous year. For the first time, Schärer Schweiter Mettler’s (SSM) production sites are included in these figures for the entire reporting year. In relation to corporate output, energy consumption in 2018 fell to 0.1144 MWh/CHF 1 000. As a result, Rieter achieved its 2020 target in 2018.
Greenhouse gas emissions
Greenhouse gas emissions, reported in CO2 equivalents (t), comprise emissions generated directly by Rieter production plants. They arise either from fuel combustion (scope 1 emissions) or from electricity generation by power utilities in countries where Rieter operates (scope 2 emissions).
Absolute CO2 emissions fell slightly in 2018 compared to the previous year. In 2018, at 0.051 kg/CHF 1 000 the emissions relative to corporate output were already within the range of the targets set for 2020.
Acidification (SOx equivalents)
In 2018, compared to the previous year Rieter reduced absolute SOx emissions by just under 2 t to 10.12 t. Rieter reduced SOx emissions in relation to corporate output to 0.0094 kg/CHF 1 000 of sales. In 2018, therefore, Rieter already beat the 2020 target of 0.12 kg/CHF 1 000 CHF of sales.
Compared to 2017, Rieter reduced absolute water consumption in the reporting year by just under 48 000 m3 (or 15 percent), which also constitutes a significant decline in relation to corporate output. Here, too, the 2020 target has already been achieved.