Climate change is currently the greatest challenge for humanity. As a world market leader in coffee processing technology, it is our self-image to take a pioneering role in the responsible use of resources and the maximum reduction of harmful emissions in our industry. In addition to the continuous expansion and further development of innovative environmental technologies, PROBAT has always taken its social responsibility seriously. In doing so, we consistently implement avoidance, reduction, and offset measures anchored in our environmental promise.
PROBAT's objective is to avoid the company´s emissions and to reduce them to Net Zero by 2030. The following measures were recently implemented:
Together with ClimatePartner, we have calculated our Corporate Carbon Footprint (CCF), the CO2 footprint of our company. The calculation considers all the emmissions we cause as a company. This includes, for example, emission emission sources such as electricity and heating, but also office supplies or business travel. Upstream or downstream CO2 emissions from our products, for example from raw material processing, transport, use, and disposal, are not included.
The detailed analysis of our CCF, which we have been conducting since 2020, clearly identifies the potential for further CO2 reductions, for example in the areas of energy and mobility. The CCF is collected and updated regularly to allow comparisons with previous years or other companies. It is important to continuously monitor our success to achieve our goal of reducing emissions to Net Zero by 2030. The following graphic shows the development at the Emmerich site:
Reduction measures that have been initiated are having an effect, but we are not yet in a position to avoid all emissions. Therefore, in addition to avoidance and reduction, offsetting is an important instrument. We consistently offset emissions by supporting selected, internationally recognized climate protection projects from the ClimatePartner portfolio.
Through a certified forest protection project in the Mataven areas of Colombia, PROBAT has offset 4,925,647 kg of CO2 for the year 2021. Via our label "climate neutral company" and the ID number, you can track our climate neutrality in the ClimatePartner ID tracking. Since 2020, we have been offsetting unavoidable CO2 emissions caused by air travel in cooperation with atmosfair.de.
At PROBAT, we strive every day to develop sustainable technologies for coffee processing that help reduce emissions from roasting processes. A broad portfolio of environmental technologies is already making a significant contribution to continuously reducing external effects in the coffee processing industry – an important multiplier effect. For more transparency in the value chain, PROBAT has developed an industry-specific CO2 calculator that allows the analysis of the emissions of a coffee processing plant depending on different parameters.