Together with 19 other companies from the districts of Munich and Ebersberg, Aeris joined forces in May 2022 to form the alliance "DIE KLIMANEUTRALEN". The Aeris commitment to climate protection includes a reduction plan to continuously reduce emissions of climate-damaging greenhouse gases until 2030.
"Without a doubt, it is an ambitious goal to become climate neutral as a company within eight years. But it can be done, especially if you can work together with others to achieve it. Aeris has always paid great attention to people's quality of life. Not only in the development of our products, but also actively in environmental protection. As early as 1982, for example, I was involved in the construction of the first 16 photovoltaic plants in Europe on behalf of the EU," says Aeris Managing Director Josef Glöckl, adding: "That's why we are very pleased to be a founding member of the climate neutrals and to make a contribution to climate protection as a company."
Energy Agency Ebersberg-Munich supports with targeted measures
The regional business alliance was initiated by the Ebersberg-Munich Energy Agency. This supports the companies with targeted measures on their way to climate neutrality. "We want to create an effective and directly comprehensible offer for companies to accompany them on their way to climate-friendly business," says Christoph Göbel, District Administrator of Munich. A look at the figures shows how important the environmental commitment of Aeris and other companies in the region is: In the district of Munich, industry and commerce are responsible for 42 per cent of CO2 emissions. In the district of Ebersberg, the figure is 34 per cent.
In order for the companies to achieve the goal they have set themselves, the Ebersberg-Munich Energy Agency first focuses on energy efficiency and the potential for savings. Only when all technical and structural measures within the company have been exhausted can the remaining residual emissions be compensated. "The alliance puts almost everything in the companies to the test: from the purchase of energy sources, to the commuting of employees, to the vehicle fleet. If the measures recommended by the energy agency are implemented consistently, a large amount of greenhouse gases can be saved and thus the climate effectively protected," says Robert Niedergesäß, District Administrator of the Ebersberg district.
We want to live up to our social responsibility as a company
Managing Director Aeris
The Ebersberg-Munich Climate Agency also first draws up a climate balance sheet for Aeris . The experts then draw up a detailed reduction plan with precise measures for the annual reduction of climate-damaging greenhouse gases. Josef Glöckl: "I think we are already on the right track at Aeris with some of the measures we have taken. However, as a member of the climate neutrals, we can exploit our potential even better and thus live up to our social responsibility as a company."