Every year on April 22, World Earth Day is celebrated. Last year, Porsche found it the perfect occasion to showcase how resources are being managed at its plant in Leipzig, Germany, as part of its efficiency improvement program.
Encourage your employees to be involved in protecting the environment, which is a vital part of brand function and development. In addition, conducting training seminars and checking energy use are part of the process of checking activities that are carried out on a daily basis in order to be in constant control and development.
He resource efficiency program established in 2014 and is based on five vital points for its proper functioning: energy consumption, CO2 emissions, waste generation, water consumption and solvent emissions. These steps have saved more than $4 million a year.
An example of one practice is the eco-friendly way in which welding robots turn off their torches as they do so after 60 seconds of inactivity to conserve compressed air while they are not working on any part of the body. In addition, 400 frequency converters automatically cut off power supplies when not in use.
These small adjustments saved $4.3 million (€4 million) to expand the program to as many areas of work as possible. “The plant’s internal environmental impact reduction rate has also improved continuously since 2014 to cover the overall development of the five key points. Last year, this figure was 62.4%,” said Gerd Rupp, Chairman of the Management Board of Porsche Leipzig GmbH.
In addition, other non-automotive contributions also contribute to a greener environment. The ecosystem of the Leipzig factory is inhabited by three million honey bees, among other wildlife species.
Porsche’s goal is to become carbon neutral across its entire value chain by 2030. “The share of all new vehicles with all-electric drive systems will be over 80% compared to the same year. We are pioneers in the field of sustainable mobility and take a holistic approach to electric mobility,” concluded Albrecht Reimold, Member of the Management Board of Porsche AG responsible for production and logistics.
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Source: La Opinion
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