Technology leader WOLFFKRAN continues to live up to its pioneering reputation by becoming one of the first manufacturers in the industry to be certified as a climate-neutral company in Germany. Andreas Kahl, Managing Director of WOLFFKRAN GmbH in Germany, announced numerous other climate initiatives.
“As an industrial company, we’re keenly aware of our special responsibility to future generations”, says Kahl. “This certification is an important step on our path towards a climate-conscious business.” It was conducted by Fokus Zukunft GmbH & Co. KG, an independent sustainability consultancy, which evaluated the CO2 emissions at WOLFFKRAN’s two production sites in Heilbronn and Luckau and its R&D center in Ilsfeld, finding a total footprint of 4,035 tons of CO2 equivalent pollutants. In comparison, the average German generates around 11 tonnes of CO2 annually.
The crane manufacturer is offsetting the identified annual green-house gas emissions with the purchase of 8,070 climate protection certificates for the years 2020 and 2021. WOLFFKRAN is thus one of the first manufacturers in the industry to voluntarily compensate for its emissions in accordance with the Clean Development Mechanism defined in the Kyoto Protocol. “By purchasing these certificates, we’re supporting a hydropower project in Uganda”, explains Kahl. “We selected this UN certified and TUEV-audited project very conscientiously, and strongly believe it will make a positive contribution to protecting the climate,” he adds.