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Federal Ministry of Economic Affairs awards six new German companies for climate protection

A pioneer in terms of energy and resource efficiency

Berlin, 2022/10/18. Six companies convinced the advisory board of the Association of German Companies for Climate Protection in a multi-stage and demanding selection procedure. Their innovative strategies for achieving the climate goals are particularly noteworthy.

All awarded companies with certificate
It is not only the quick and innovative measures to increase energy efficiency that is impressive, but also investments in renewable energies, digitalisation and the use of green hydrogen. Creative projects of employee motivation in the field of energy and resource efficiency prove that the entire company cooperates on the issue of climate protection.
At the Federal Ministry of Economic Affairs and Climate Action these new members will be awarded.
• Buhck Umweltservices GmbH & Co. KG
• Contargo GmbH & Co. KG
• Grohe AG
• Möbelwerke A. Decker GmbH
• Provinzial Holding AG
• Zedler – Institut für Fahrradtechnik und -Sicherheit GmbH
Michael Kellner, Parliamentary State Secretary in the Federal Ministry for Economic Affairs and Climate Action: “With their commitment in the field of climate protection inside the company, the new companies for climate protection make an important contribution to achieving the climate goals. They are therefore models inviting other companies to do the same. The award as Company for Climate Protection recognises their responsible use of energy and resources.”
f.l.t.r. Markus Schleyer, laudator and adviser Klimaschutz‐Unternehmen e.V., Christian Maaß (Head of Department Heat, Hydrogen and Efficiency BMWK), Dirk Zedler, Joerg Schmidt, Klimaschutz‐Unternehmen e.V.
Joerg Schmidt, the chairman of the Association of German Companies for Climate Protection, pointed out: “The admittance of six more companies into our network underlines the fact that more and more companies are embarking on climate neutrality. The companies have recognised that their commitment to climate protection pays off. And in addition, the commitment to the environment and climate turns out to be a real competitive advantage.”
The Federal Ministry of Economic Affairs, The Federal Ministry for the Environment, and the Association of German Chambers of Industry and Commerce (DIHK) have been awarding companies as Companies for Climate Protection since 2009, thereby honouring their ambitious climate protection goals as well as their efforts in energy efficiency and the use of renewable energies.
The companies are part of the association of 51 companies for climate protection and authorised to use the award for advertising purposes. The selection procedure took place under strict criteria.
Florian Beißwanger
Press spokesman
Klimaschutz-Unternehmen e.V.
Phone: +49 170-66 40 22 0
The Association of German Companies for Climate Protection (Klimaschutz-Unternehmen e.V.) is a cross-sector network of German industry that is committed to achieving Germany's climate policy goals with innovative solutions. Companies of all sizes that pursue climate protection, environmental protection or adaptation to the climate crisis as a strategic objective of the company are part of the Excellence Initiative. With their best practices, the companies for climate protection show in an exemplary manner how energy and resource efficiency can be implemented in terms of climate protection.
Author: Joint press release of BMWK and Klimaschutz-Unternehmen e.V.
Photos: Federal Ministry of Economic Affairs and Climate Action

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