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Koehler Sustainability Report
Koehler Sustainability Report
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Koehler Values
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People our success factor
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Renewable raw materials from responsible sources
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Sustainability

“Proudly Working for the Future” is our overarching sustainability message, our aspiration, and our self-conception. As a family business, we want to contribute to the sustainable development of our society and our environment through our entrepreneurial actions.

For more than 200 years, we have been running our company responsibly and a view to the future; because our natural resources need to be preserved for our future generations.

Our company logo symbolises our sustainability positioning. The windmill has tradition and stands as a driver of our sustainable development.

As a paper manufacturer, we are creating a more sustainable paper production for the future. Our business processes, like our technical processes, are dynamic and revolve around people our success factor. Here, we primarily refer to our own employees, but also consider the people in our supply chain who contribute to our business success on a daily basis. We are successful as a company when we continuously work on sustainable solutions in close partnership with our customers and suppliers.

The foundation is our long-term perspective as a family business, our values and culture, and our management system.

Our sustainability positioning encompasses economic, social, and environmental dimensions of sustainability, which we have translated into concrete fields of action. We are already working
on being visionary in climate protection, sourcing our raw materials from responsible sources, working resource-efficiently to produce successful products viable for the future that are as resourceefficient
as possible.

Our Key Areas of Action:

Renewable raw materials from responsible sources

Successful products viable for the future

Visionary in climate protection

Resource-efficient

People our success factor

Interviews

3 Questions to Kai M. Furler (CEO Koehler Group) | Koehler Sustainability Report
3 Questions to Dr. Stefan Karrer (COO Koehler Group) | Koehler Sustainability Report
3 Questions to Christoph Wachter (Director Flexible Packaging Paper) | Koehler Sustainability Report
3 Questions to Katja Frede (Product Manager Thermal Paper) | Koehler Sustainability Report
3 Questions to Birgit Hagebölling (Koehler Renewable Energy) | Koehler Sustainability Report
3 Questions to Jens Kriete (Sustainability Manager Koehler Group) | Koehler Sustainability Report
3 Questions to Friedrich von Ploetz (Koehler Innovative Solutions) | Koehler Sustainability Report
3 Questions to Anita Spinner (Quality Management Representative) | Koehler Sustainability Report
3 Questions to Markus Wildberger (Koehler Innovation & Technology) | Koehler Sustainability Report
 
 

UN Sustainable Development Goals

Sustainable Development Goals

Our contribution to the UN Sustainable Development Goals: The UN Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) are primarily addressing
national states. As the Koehler Group, we are convinced that it is also our responsibility as a company to contribute to the realisation of
the SDGs. In 2020, we identified eleven of the seventeen UN Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) where we see opportunities today as well as in the future to contribute to sustainable
development.

Good Health and well-being
Good Health and well-being

We operate a comprehensive occupational health management system for our employees. We develop and produce products that are harmless to health as a contribution to preventive health protection.

Quality Education
Quality Education

We are a “BEST PLACE TO LEARN®” certified employer and offer comprehensive personnel development. We address sustainable development in energy and environmental training courses.

Gender Equality
Gender Equality

No one may be disadvantaged, harassed or excluded because of their race or ethnic origin, their gender, their religion or philosophy of life, a disability, their age or their sexual identity. We comply with the provisions of the General Equal Treatment Act.

Clean Water and Sanitation
Clean Water and Sanitation

We have effective wastewater treatment plants and ensure careful handling of water and critical substances. We have a high degree of recirculation, efficient hydropower plants, weirs with fish ladders and run a stream sponsorship programme.

Affordable and clean energy
Affordable and clean energy

We are visionary in climate protection. With Koehler Renewable Energy,
we generate renewable energy for our processes and external customers. With our energy management, we ensure a high level of efficiency and are a member of the “Modellfrabrik Papier”, which researches climate-neutral paper production in cooperation with scientific institutes.

Decent work and Economic growth
Decent work and Economic growth

In our supply chain value is created in rural regions. We develop new products and markets, form solid partnerships and thus decouple growth and emissions.

Industry, Innovation and Infragstructure
Industry, Innovation and Infragstructure

We make continuous investments in our production facilities. We are
working with various associations to secure Germany as an industrial
nation. We develop multimodal logistics concepts by road, rail, and water.

Responsible Consumption and Production
Responsible Consumption and Production

Our products are recyclable. With our NexFlex® products, we offer an effective, recyclable packaging material. With Blue4est® we offer preventive consumer protection. Our recycled paper from our Greiz mill is an example of upcycling. With our PCC plant at our Kehl mill, we
produce design pigments that are used as raw materials in our products. We enable the thermal utilisation of residual materials.

Climate Action
Climate Action

We are visionary in climate protection. With Koehler Renewable Energy,
we generate renewable energy for our processes and external customers. With our energy management, we ensure a high level of efficiency and are a member of the “Modellfrabrik Papier”, which researches climate-neutral paper production in cooperation with scientific institutes.

Life below Water
Life below Water

With the new NexFlex® products, we offer an alternative solution to reduce the use of plastic. With our effective wastewater treatment plants, we minimise our carbon footprint.

Life on Land
Life on Land

With FSC®  and PEFC™ chain-of-custody certified supply chains, we support sustainable forestry and plantations We also support this goal with local activities.

Koehler Group Key Figures

Steam Supplied
Steam Supplied

Steam Supplied

2020

133,380

Tonnes of steam from renewable fuels supplied to industrial processes of our customers in the immediate vicinity of our power plants


2019

127,454
Tonnes

Renewable Electricity Generated
Renewable Electricity Generated

Renewable Electricity
Generated

2020

238,978

MWh of renewable electricity fed into the public grid


2019

226,176
MWh

Key Figures 2020:

Input| 2020| 2019
Raw materials
Raw materials
Pulp [t]348,338359,402
Roundwood [t]11,76820,514
Wastepaper [t]32,89542,436
Other input materials [t]264,322224,474
Energy
Energy
Electricity [MWh]319,533300,616
Fuels [MWh]1,838,7651,830,907
Water
Water
Well water [m³]4,932,2994,831,850
Surface water [m³]483,074632,538
Output| 2020| 2019
Production
Production
Paper & board [t, sold]486,471494,005
Processed waste wood for material recycling [t]25,122 19,675
Energy Generation
Energy Generation
Electricity [MWh]238,986226,492
Process steam [t]597,362588,207
Hot water [MWh]19,64523,212
Greenhouse Gas Emissions
Greenhouse Gas Emissions
CO2 Scope 1 [t]208,628224,378
CO2 Scope 2 [t]208,109194,059
Wastewater
Wastewater
Wastewater [m³]2,793,8812,783,583
Waste
Waste
Waste [t, gross]107,891103,118
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