At Freudenberg, when it comes to goals for tackling climate change and achieving CO2 neutrality, renewable energy is a key driver. “Along with the purchase of green electricity, self-generation is an important aspect that has gained in relevance,” says Dr. Bilguun Bayarmagnai, Head of Corporate Sustainability and the face behind the “Sustainability drives Climate Action” project.
The recent commissioning of a photovoltaic array at the Freudenberg Filtration Technologies (FFT) site in Shunde, China, is a perfect example:
At over 9,500 square meters, the array is one of the largest in the Freudenberg Group. Capable of generating roughly 2 million kilowatt hours of electricity per year, the array’s solar panels are expected to save more than 1,500 tons of CO2 emissions.
“The array therefore plays a major role in the achievement of our CO2 neutrality goals,” says Dr. Matthias Waldenmaier, Head of Corporate HSE and Sustainability at FFT. The array at the Shunde site – FFT’s and one of the Freudenberg Group’s largest in the world – can meet up to 20 percent of the site’s total electricity demand.