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Climate-neutral operations at the PHW GROUP
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From 2020: WIESENHOF business units will operate on a climate-neutral basis

From 1 January 2020, the operations at our German WIESENHOF chicken, turkey and sausage production locations* will be 100% climate-neutral:
*The operations of these business units will be climate-neutral:

  • Märkische Geflügelhof-Spezailitäten GmbH

  • Anhaltinische Geflügelspezialitäten GmbH

  • Donautal Geflügelspezialitäten ZN der LOHMANN & Co. AKTIENGESELLSCHAFT

  • WIESENHOF Geflügelwurst GmbH & Co. KG

  • Oldenburger Geflügelspezialitäten GmbH & Co. KG

  • Geestland Putenspezialitäten GmbH & Co. KG

Climate-neutral operations

ZNU goes Zero: We’re in!

We participate in the "ZNU goes Zero" initiative organized by the Centre for Sustainable Corporate Management (ZNU). The aim of this initiative is to achieve climate-neutral operations at all participating locations by 2022. We will achieve this goal immediately – and once again take a pioneering role in the industry!

Climate-neutral operations

Climate neutrality – A graduated model

In a first step, the CO2 emissions of our locations were recorded on the basis of sound climate footprints. This was followed by the important task of reducing and, where possible, avoiding greenhouse gas emissions. We achieve this, for example, through the work of the energy teams based at our business units and with the design of ultra-modern buildings that comply with the most recent standards. In a final step, any unavoidable greenhouse gas emissions are offset by means of climate compensation projects. This graduated model constitutes a continuous improvement process that is carried out annually. In this way, we shall be able to reduce emissions ever further.

Transparency in climate protection

You can track our activities in the area of climate protection projects via our individual ID number. In this context, our offsetting partner, ClimatePartner, documents exactly how much CO2 was generated and by which projects it was offset.

Regional Reforestation in Ahlhorn, Lower Saxony

We plant a tree for each PHW employee (around 7,000). For this purpose, we plan participation days during which school groups can also support us. This is our way of supporting the reforestation of our regional forests, which have been severely damaged by, for instance, storms or pest infestation. It also promotes an awareness of the need for climate protection among our employees and the wider public at large

For more information, please contact our project partners: 

ClimatePartner.
Our climate protection project in Ahlhorn, Lower Saxony

Regional Reforestation in Ahlhorn, Lower Saxony

We plant a tree for each PHW employee (around 7,000). For this purpose, we plan participation days during which school groups can also support us. This is our way of supporting the reforestation of our regional forests, which have been severely damaged by, for instance, storms or pest infestation. It also promotes an awareness of the need for climate protection among our employees and the wider public at large

For more information, please contact our project partners:

ClimatePartner.

Forest conservation in Peru

The project in the Peruvian Amazon region is working to preserve approximately 300,000 hectares of rainforest, which is the basis of life for 400 indigenous families. The families are granted land rights and this enables them to practice sustainable Brazil nut cultivation, which serves as a source of income. This is supported by micro-loans and help in the marketing and transport of their products. In addition, training is provided to increase crop yields and introduce environmentally friendly cultivation methods. Consequently, illegal deforestation becomes unattractive and is in decline. This ensures that the CO2 stored in the primary forest is protected! This project is certified according to the VCS standard and the CCBS Gold Level

For more information, please contact our project partners: 

ClimatePartner.
Our climate protection project in Peru

Forest conservation in Peru

The project in the Peruvian Amazon region is working to preserve approximately 300,000 hectares of rainforest, which is the basis of life for 400 indigenous families. The families are granted land rights and this enables them to practice sustainable Brazil nut cultivation, which serves as a source of income. This is supported by micro-loans and help in the marketing and transport of their products. In addition, training is provided to increase crop yields and introduce environmentally friendly cultivation methods. Consequently, illegal deforestation becomes unattractive and is in decline. This ensures that the CO2 stored in the primary forest is protected! This project is certified according to the VCS standard and the CCBS Gold Level

For more information, please contact our project partners:

ClimatePartner.

Climate-neutral operations

Our climate protection projects support the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs)

In addition to contributing to climate protection, our projects also help to support several of the UN Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). These include: No Poverty, Quality Education, Gender Equality, Decent Work and Economic Growth, Reduced Inequalities, Sustainable Cities and Communities and Life on Land. We also participate in the EU-backed project SDGs Labs – Making SDGs our business.

Photo left: members of the SDGs Labs project at the kick-off meeting in Vienna, 18 January 2019 (Copyright: Daniel Schmelz)

We play a pioneering role in tackling the CO2 footprint!

  • We were the first and, so far, the only company in the poultry industry to determine our CO2 footprint for chicken meat a decade ago.
  • To date, we have collected the data and updated the calculation several times, most recently in 2017.
  • At that time, a partial product carbon footprint (PCF) of 2.2 kg CO2 per 1 kg chicken meat (net carcass weight) was determined.
  • The calculation method complies with the standard DIN CEN ISO/TS 14067:2014.
  • The five stages of animal feed, parent stock farming, hatcheries, rearing farms and processing plants including logistics are taken into account in the calculation.