Production and plants
Energy- and resource-efficient technologies are already a focus at tesa. At several of our production facilities, we operate combined cooling, heat and power (CCHP) or combined heat and power (CHP) plants to generate electricity. They allow use of not only the generated electricity but also the waste heat, for production processes or for heating. In the future, we plan to increasingly combine the benefits of these efficient systems with the use of renewable, climate-friendly energy sources.
We are purchasing renewable energy in order to achieve our climate goals. Since the end of 2020, we have sourced 100 percent of our purchased electricity from renewable energy sources such as solar energy, wind energy and hydropower. Some of our sites purchase energy directly from renewable sources, while for others we acquire green electricity with a guarantee of origin.
We’re also increasingly generating electricity with photovoltaic systems. In 2021, we commissioned a photovoltaic system at our production facility in Suzhou, with around 1,980 solar panels installed on a rooftop surface measuring 7,000 square meters. The system has a total capacity of 964 MWh. Compared to conventionally generated electricity, we reduce CO2 by around 900 metric tons a year. More sites to follow.
We are making continuous progress when it comes to protecting the environment and climate. Environmental management systems play a key role for us here. We already use systems that are certified in accordance with an ISO 14001 matrix at all seven production facilities with a related coating unit and/or adhesive production.
We identify, assess and monitor the progress made by our ISO 14001-certified sites in reducing their CO2 emissions.
Our headquarters in Norderstedt and the Hamburg and Offenburg production facilities also have ISO 50001-certified energy management systems.
Our energy management systems form the basis for further increasing energy efficiency at the two sites.