ST Extruded Products Group, STEP-G for short, continues to drive its sustainability approach. The corporate group has become a member of the “CO2 Neutral Website” initiative via the two websites representing the STEP-G and BUG Aluminium-Systeme brands.
The production of aluminium and aluminium profiles is highly energy intensive. However, in early 2022 aluminium and renewable energy became inextricably linked for STEP-G and its BUG Aluminium-Systeme brand. This is because STEP-G’s German plants have been supplied with 100 per cent green electricity since the start of the year. The group of companies has now taken a further important step in terms of increasing the sustainability of its brand. Via its sustainability strategy, the aluminium company is focusing on making a corresponding contribution to society and consistently recording its ecological footprint. Markus Ogawa, Managing Director STEP-G, says: “It is essential that we join forces and make every effort to protect and preserve the Earth’s habitat.” “This is also reflected in the fact that, besides our sustainable manufacturing process, all other areas at our company locations are also being reviewed step by step and improvements in terms of climate and environmental protection are being implemented,” adds Edgar Gebhart, Managing Director STEP-G. This also includes the two websites of STEP-G and BUG Aluminium-Systeme.
“We see it as our social duty to review and reduce our consumption of resources along the entire added value supply chain in order to promote environmental and climate protection in our industry. We can only achieve this together, i.e. in partnership with our customers and suppliers,” says Martin Götze, Head of BUG Aluminium-Systeme. The group’s strategy is based on the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) adopted by the United Nations. Accordingly, both brands have been members of the globally active “CO2 Neutral Website” climate initiative since April. Through their membership, STEP-G and BUG Aluminium Systems will offset the CO2 emissions generated by both websites. In addition, they will help to support global projects via the initiative’s membership fee. This means that the two websites www.step-g.com and www.bug.de now operate on a carbon-neutral basis. The initiative uses its membership fees to support Gold Standard projects aimed at achieving the maximum possible reduction in CO2 emissions. These include drinking water projects in Africa, wind projects in Turkey and initiatives to promote renewable energy sources.
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