Geothermal Project Sets New Standards for Climate Neutrality
Schreiner Group has already been a pioneer in sustainability for 30 years. Now the high-tech company from the north of Munich has received the German Award for Sustainability Projects. The company received the prestigious award for its pioneering project to achieve gas independence through the use of geothermal energy.
By using groundwater pumping in combination with eco-powered heat pumps, Schreiner Group is taking a big step towards climate neutrality. For this purpose, a dedicated heat pump house was built - in total, more than five million euros were invested. By the end of 2023, Schreiner Group will thus become independent of gas. The jury of the German Award for Sustainability Projects sees this as a model for other companies. In its statement, the jury emphasizes the high impact of the project and its high relevance for the company. It welcomes Schreiner Group's consistent approach to achieving the goals of the Science Based Target Initiative (SBTi).
The award was presented jointly by the news channel ntv, the German Institute for Service Quality and DUP UNTERNEHMER magazine in Berlin in early June. Dr. Thomas Gulden, Head of Environment and Occupational Safety Management, received the award on behalf of Schreiner Group. For CEO Roland Schreiner, the award also shows the social significance of the project: "We are very pleased to have received the German Award for Sustainability Projects. Our new heat pump house will make us independent of gas before the end of this year. This will not only significantly improve our carbon footprint, but we also hope to set an example for other companies."
The patron of the award, former German Minister of Justice and Economics Brigitte Zypries, explains why she considers the sustainability award to be so important: "The German Award for Sustainability Projects aims to make sustainable commitment visible at all levels. It is not size that counts, but the lighthouse effect: the projects honored here are intended to inspire other companies and institutions to actively tackle the field of sustainability."
The geothermal project also brings Schreiner Group one step closer to its strategic sustainability goal of climate-neutral production from 2023 and complete climate neutrality by 2030. The family-owned company is thus taking on a pioneering role in terms of sustainability and environmental protection. The German Award for Sustainability Projects was presented at Bertelsmann's representative office in Berlin.