Gelita has published latest Sustainability Report detailing the progress of its carbon neutrality targets

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The company has announced that between 2020 and 2022, it reduced its greenhouse gas emissions by 10%.

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Gelita (Eberbach, Germany) has released its eighth Sustainability Report documenting the company’s progress toward its sustainability commitments. The company aims to achieve a 50% reduction in greenhouse gas emissions by 2030, with 2020 as the baseline. The company has been transitioning away from fossil fuels through renewable energy sources, and has beenoptimizing its production processes to improve energy efficiency. As a result, the company has announced that between 2020 and 2022, it reduced its greenhouse gas emissions by 10%.

According to Gelita, two recent projects that helped the company achieve this 10% reduction is the opening of a gas-fired power station at its Beaudesert, Australia site, which acts as an intermediate step toward becoming free of fossil fuels, as well asinvesting in a new spray dryer in its Minden, Germany plant. The company also stated that it has reduced its water footprint per kilogram of product by 2.7%. This was accomplished by improving water and wastewater management, such as upgrading the wastewater treatment system at its Pilsac-Léon, Mexico factory, exceeding local environmental standards. Additionally, initiatives such as recycling sewage sludge from its Maringá, Brazil plant for use as agricultural fertiziler have helped Gelita record a 26.5% reduction in the amount of waste the company sends out for disposal.

“Sustainability is one of the biggest challenges of our time. GELITA is aiming for net zero carbon emissions by 2050 - an ambitious target that demands decisive and sustained action across the entire organization,” said Sven Abend, PhD, CEO of GELITA AG, in a press release. “We firmly believe that by integrating sustainability into every facet of our operation, we can be a more powerful agent of positive change.”

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