Welcome to our dedicated sustainability hub, where we share the work being done to provide a better world for our families, staff and communities.
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THE PERCENTAGE OF GLOBAL EMISSIONS CAUSED BY REFRIGERATION.
ANNUAL GLOBAL ENERGY CONSUMPTION FROM REFRIGERATION AND AIR CONDITIONING.
THE projected increase in global warming from HFCs used in refrigeration.
For a unit to be truly sustainable, we must partner with logistics and recycling partners while working closely with users and customers at all stages of the supply chain.
Our innovation, research and development teams will work tirelessly on the development of efficient technologies. This will support our ultimate goal of crafting the heat transfer industry’s first unit where every single element, from the packaging to the refrigerants to the cladding, are all 100% recyclable or reusable.
While substances like natural refrigerants have been a key component of our portfolio for decades, we need to take the use of eco-friendly substances further than ever before.
But we will not simply make these substances standard across our range. We will also streamline and simplify the process of selecting non-harmful options so our customers can more readily access these solutions.
For future generations to continue living comfortably and healthily on this planet, we need to be proactive in dramatically slashing our carbon emissions as an industry.
We will live by the mantra: ‘Avoid, reduce, offset’. Avoiding carbon emissions by changing to renewable energy sources like solar and hydrogen wherever possible. Reducing emissions by increasing efficiency wherever the switch to climate neutral technologies is not possible yet. Offsetting any remaining emissions.
For an organisation of our size every incremental step toward reducing our energy usage adds up to a better, less carbon-dependent future.
We will continue to innovate and embrace new energy-saving manufacturing technologies, from powder coating and welding to fabrication and packaging – embracing renewable technologies and reducing waste at every step.
For too long our industry has consumed too much water in its production and manufacturing activities. In a world where we are seeing water shortages in the very same regions as our own factories, it is time to fight against this.
Many of our factory sites already utilise leading-edge, water-saving tech to minimise their water withdrawal. Step one is to take that technology to our other facilities and then expand our remit even further.
If we as an organisation are truly dedicated to sustainability, we mustn’t stop at our products when looking for new ways to make a difference. We must look at every aspect of our units to maximise the positive impact we have.
We are already setting yearly sustainability targets for all our packaging factories. The next step is working with our suppliers and partners to find new sustainable solutions that will help us achieve our collective long-term goal.
Our Path To Sustainability
We partner with expert minds in sustainability to generate maximum impact at every opportunity. We share our own innovation and commitment while also drawing on a wider scope of expertise, whether from customers, universities, suppliers or end users.
Did you know? We have an open collaboration with the Essential Tech Centre at EPFL University in Switzerland. Together we develop projects that harness science and technology to drive humanitarian action while delivering sustainable progress on refrigeration.
We commit to empowering the next generation through education and collaboration, harnessing younger knowledge and talent and working with them to take our business forward.
Did you know? Over the last ten years, we’ve sponsored more than 200 of the most promising students at HCMC University in Vietnam to develop their careers as refrigeration engineers.
Innovation is about so much more than machinery. It covers material sourcing, transportation, packaging, manufacturing processes and much more besides. Güntner pledge to channel our energy into making sustainability gains, big and small, at every step of our global processes, from inception to installation.
Did you know? At our Tata plant in Hungary, we worked in collaboration with Coolbridge, our logistics company, to reduce the number of trucks needed to transport units by employing tailored AI solutions and smaller, lighter materials.
We commit to strengthening our relationships with our local communities around the world. We strive to understand and address the sustainability issues impacting them. And we share these local projects through our global network so that lessons may be learned in all corners of the world.
Did you know? We’ve developed a comprehensive water treatment program for the community surrounding our factory in Surabaya in Indonesia to combat water and energy shortages affecting the local area.
CSO & BOARD MEMBER, Güntner/A-Heat AG