SOLAR ENERGY REDUCES CARBON FOOTPRINT
From the end of February 2021, the 3,240 solar panels on the roof of De Boer Staal’s production hall, started generating green electricity, of which a total of 582 kWh has been returned to the energy grid in 2021. Including this return De Boer Staal is de facto the first Business Unit in our Family Group that meets the objectives of the Paris Climate Agreement (55% CO2 reduction compared to 1990, by 2030) and is even CO2-neutral based on scope 1 and 2.
Sustainability is important for the future of all of us. That is why we separate materials for recycling and generate our own electricity with our solar panels.
- Samuel Weldegergis Yhdego, production worker De Boer Staal -
Rotocoat and Staco are also investigating the options for installing solar panels on the roof of some of their production sites in the Netherlands and Poland.
SWITCHING TO ELECTRIC COMPANY CARS
In our company car policy for the Netherlands we have made a switch to fully electric. Belgium will follow in 2022 and depending on the infrastructure for charging electric vehicles in the different countries, our other Business Units will follow as soon as possible.