The CO2 emissions of the Zentis main plant in Aachen, Germany, are now completely compensated. This means that the site has been officially climate-neutral since the beginning of 2021. “This is a further, consistent step towards more sustainability,” Karl-Heinz Johnen, Managing Director of Zentis, said. “The basis of our business is nature. Careful use of natural resources and active environmental protection are a matter of course for us. Sustainability has a long tradition at Zentis.”
As one of the first German companies in the food industry, Zentis has been providing transparent information about its sustainability strategy since 2011. Climate protection plays an elementary role in this. Zentis’ commitment here is based on three pillars: avoidance, reduction and compensation of CO2 emissions. For example, logistics emissions have been reduced by 50% within four years. Five of the company’s own combined heat and power plants have reduced annual CO2 emissions by 3,500 tonnes. At the same time, the share of own generated electricity supply increased to 66%.
In order to ensure complete climate neutrality at the main plant in Aachen, Zentis supports selected climate protection projects in addition to its own initiatives at the Aachen site, for example to promote renewable energy or to protect the forest as a natural CO2 reservoir. Zentis has also committed itself to implementing a scientifically based climate target through the Science Based Target Initiative.
Zentis is also involved in various European climate protection projects, for example to preserve and promote biodiversity.
Zentis is a major supplier of fruit preps and inclusions for the dairy and ice cream industry, operating in Europe and overseas.