Annual Report 2018

Environment and sustainability

SINGULUS TECHNOLOGIES AG places great value on responsibly and sustainably managing the Company. The Executive Board and the Supervisory Board understand this to mean a responsible and sustainable approach to managing and controlling that is geared towards the long-term success of the Company. The objective of these principles of good corporate governance is to ensure that the Executive Board and the Supervisory Board work together efficiently to achieve their objectives, the best interests of the shareholders and employees are taken into account, risks are managed appropriately, and entrepreneurial decisions are made transparently and responsibly.

The Company's products are continuously being improved in order to follow the idea of sustainability and to reduce energy consumption. Sustainable thinking begins here in the design of the systems. Recycling all consumables whenever possible is a matter of course in the Company.

SINGULUS TECHNOLOGIES put an energy management system in place in the Company. In 2016, the Company gained certification in accordance with DIN EN ISO 50001. This encompasses all of the normative, statutory, and internal requirements and directives, as well as the tracking and implementation. SINGULUS TECHNOLOGIES provides the necessary financial, technical, and personnel resources to support the continual improvement of the energy management system, its realization and maintenance. Energy management is only one of the ongoing activities that is continually being improved over the years. The following steps ensure the realization of the energy policy in accordance with DIN EN ISO 50001:

  • Energy consumption is systematically evaluated
  • Energy flows are mapped and kept up to date
  • Energy savings measures are planned and introduced
  • Activities planned to improve energy efficiency are continually updated
  • The Executive Board publishes energy management targets

An energy management officer was appointed in order to implement the energy policy. In order to comply with due diligence, all strategic and operational targets as well as all necessary measures are defined in an energy management manual.

Total energy of approximately 6.263 GWh was consumed at the Kahl am Main and Fürstenfeldbruck sites in 2015. In 2016, total energy consumption was 6.354 GWh and 6.293 GWh in 2017. Last year, this figure dropped further to 5.909 GWh for both the Kahl and Fürstenfeldbruck sites. Both electricity and gas are included in this disclosure. This figure is heavily influenced by the utilization rate at these two sites. Part of the energy we consume is generated in house using our photovoltaic power plant at our site in Fürstenfeldbruck. Electricity consumption, in particular, has been reduced by implementing targeted measures to save energy. Since 2017, the complete lighting systems of the plant halls and the exterior lighting at both sites has been gradually converted to state-of-the-art and efficient LED light sources.

SINGULUS TECHNOLOGIES views sustainability as an opportunity to position itself accordingly with innovative products that are in line with this basic concept.

The focus here is on:

  • Environmental awareness
  • Conserving resources
  • Avoiding unnecessary CO2 emissions