Fast Facts


Customer Name

STRECKER

Size

SME

Industry

  • Manufacturing & Industrial

Region

  • EMEA

Key Regulations

Products

  • Scope 1 and 2 Accounting
  • Scope 3 Accounting
  • Reductions and Offset Marketplace

How STRECKER pioneers carbon neutrality in the manufacturing industry


AUGUST STRECKER is a dynamic family business with over 80 employees based in Limburg an der Lahn in Germany. Founded in 1933, the company is the first choice for individualized complete welding technology solutions for the wire and cable industry. STRECKER focuses on the development and production of high-quality wire butt welding machines and offers a comprehensive range of related services. STRECKER is one of the market and technology leaders in this industry worldwide, with sales channels in more than 60 countries.  

Business goal 

As a successful family business, STRECKER focuses on building high-quality products and long-term relationships with its customers that will extend into the future. When the company recognized a growing desire among its customers and their employees to value sustainability and environmental protection, it wanted to help.  STRECKER realized its policies would also be reflected in their customers’ industrial supply chains in the short term, so it decided to act.  

As part of its sustainability efforts, the company works with OneTrust to gain transparency about its carbon emissions and identify effective actions to reduce them over time. By partnering with OneTrust, STRECKER hopes to lead the way in demonstrating that the German mechanical and plant engineering industry is actively working on avoiding CO2 emissions. 

 

Key results 

  • Calculated a total carbon footprint of 295.5 t CO2e in 2020 and 390.7 t CO2e in 2021 
  • Achieved carbon neutrality for 2020-2021 by offsetting 755 t CO2e through five certified climate projects 

 

Everyone is talking about decarbonization. Together with OneTrust, we have embarked on a journey to do our part. The cooperation with the OneTrust team worked very well.

Michael Stock
STRECKER Managing Partner

STRECKER office

Solution and program overview 

Phase 1: Calculating STRECKER’s total carbon footprint

The first step for STRECKER was to calculate its carbon footprint. To accomplish that, all relevant activities across STRECKER’s operations were closely analyzed. The process involved looking direct and energy-related emissions (Scope 1 and 2), indirect emissions caused by purchased goods and services, and other emissions that occur outside the organization (Scope 3). The various types of emissions are calculated in CO2 equivalents (CO2e) to make them comparable. Adding up all emissions, STRECKER had a footprint of 295.5 t CO2e in 2020 and 390.7 t CO2e in 2021.  

STRECKER’s biggest emission drivers are external service providers, including HR, IT, and financial services. Emissions from employee commutes and telework were also significant, but emissions from electricity and those caused by the company’s customers are relatively low in comparison to other emission drivers.  

STRECKER’s total carbon footprint for 2021 was: 

Total carbon emissions: 390.7 t CO2e 

  • Scope 1 emissions: 220.8 t CO2e 
  • Scope 2 emissions: 130.8 t CO2e 
  • Scope 3 emissions: 39.1 t CO2e 

 

An image of a tooling machine by STRECKER

Phase 2: Reducing environmental impact

As a part of its sustainability commitment, STRECKER has already taken a variety of measures to reduce its impact, such as switching to green electricity in its office, providing employees with company bicycles, and setting up subsidies for its employee company e-car program. To further support electric cars, free charging stations have been placed on business property. In addition, the building is headed by a wood pellet system as a base load boiler.  

STRECKER continues to look to the future and plans to convert its vehicle fleet to e-mobility step by step, ensuring that its supply and delivery are climate-friendly options. 

Phase 3: STRECKER takes climate action

Offsetting is a relevant step for mitigating unavoidable emissions, and STRECKER decided to offset its 2020 and 2021 footprint by supporting certified climate programs. They supported five projects, which include: 

  • (India) A wind energy project that feeds renewable power into electrical grids across India, reducing emissions and air pollution from conventional (fossil fuel) power plants 
  • (Turkey) A wind energy project to supply renewable power to the Turkish grid, reducing environmental pollution from fossil fuels and maintaining Turkish energy security 
  • (Turkey) A small-scale project to generate renewable hydropower energy 
  • (China) A project that supports low-income, smallholder farmers in the Sichuan province by providing them with biogas plants and cooking stoves, reducing the use of fossil fuels and agricultural methane emissions 
  • (Argentina) A project to install 280,000 solar panels in three large solar parks in Argentina’s western San Juan region, reducing emissions and air pollution from fossil fuel plants 

Value realized

By partnering with OneTrust, STRECKER was able to achieve the following results: 

  • Calculated a carbon footprint of 295.5 t CO2e in 2020 and 390.7 t CO2e in 2021
  • Developed a plan for sustainable business practices to be a leader in its industry
  • Offset its carbon footprint from 2020 and 2021 with five certified climate action projects that had the following outcomes:
    • Avoided the emission of up to 73,000 tons of CO2-equivalent annually in India with wind energy
    • Supplied a net total of 395,577 MWh/year of renewable energy in 2020 to the Turkish national grid during the last monitoring period
    • Generated 73,950 MWh of electrical energy per year for use in Turkey with a small-scale hydropower plant for minimal ecological adverse impacts
    • Provided healthier and more climate-friendly biogas plants and cooking stoves to farmers in China, reducing the use of fossil fuels and agricultural methane emissions
    • Supplemented a strained energy grid in Argentina as a first step towards moving away from fossil fuels 

 

Looking ahead 

STRECKER and companies like it understand that climate leadership is an essential part of building trust. It takes commitment, collaboration, consistency, and transparency, but it’s worth it. Those that do reap the business benefits that come with being more attractive to stakeholders. STRECKER successfully offset its 2020-2021 carbon footprint with high-quality climate action projects. Moving forward, the company is committed to continuing its journey of carbon leadership, leading the way for the manufacturing space. As a case in point, STRECKER plans to convert its vehicle fleet to e-mobility over time. By partnering with OneTrust, STRECKER can monitor its impact, reduce its emissions, and invest in the future of our planet. 

 

The OneTrust ESG & Sustainability Cloud helps companies like STRECKER gain critical insights into where carbon emissions are generated throughout the value chain, making it easier to pinpoint hotspots for reduction. The ESG Cloud not only provides a GHG Protocol compliant overview of scope 1, 2, and 3 emissions, it also offers a path for clear target setting, automated reporting, and transparent benchmarking.   

Part of the Trust Intelligence Platform™ from OneTrust, it unifies and delivers visibility across four trust domain areas, action based on AI and regulatory intelligence, and automation to build trust by design. Empower your organization to drive change, demonstrate impact, and put trust at the center of your operations.  

 

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