Bundesdruckerei publishes eleventh report on the German Sustainability Code (DNK)
22 June 2023 – For the eleventh time, the Bundesdruckerei Group has reported on its contribution in the areas of environment, social issues and responsible company management within the context of the German Sustainability Code (DNK). The DNK report makes the Bundesdruckerei Group’s contributions to sustainable business management comparable transparently and across multiple industries. Through this, the group has shown since way back in 2012 that it concerns itself with all criteria of corporate sustainability.
New sustainability strategy identifies ten focus issues
In the 2022 DNK report, the new sustainability strategy of the Bundesdruckerei Group was covered for the first time. In the previous year, this was developed based on a comprehensive material analysis under consideration of the Ten Principles of the UN Global Compact, which the Bundesdruckerei Group joined in 2021, the new European Sustainability Reporting Standards (ESRS) and the CO2 emissions targets of the Paris Agreement. Within this framework, ten focus issues from the areas of environment, social issues and responsible company management were identified, and strategic goals were derived from them which were translated into verifiable goals and measures in 2023.
Plan for 2030: 100 percent of energy from renewable sources
Energy is a key topic of the new sustainability strategy, as we require a lot of electricity to run our production sites and server infrastructures. To protect the climate and the environment, we have set ourselves the goal of using 100 percent renewable energy for the electricity at our sites by 2030. The group subsidiaries Bundesdruckerei GmbH, D-Trust GmbH, Maurer GmbH and genua GmbH have already been exclusively using green electricity since last year. However, we don’t just want to purchase green electricity – we want to generate it too: the group’s first solar power plant is set for installation before the end of this year. We also want to reduce our energy consumption while increasing our group's turnover. With this in mind, we are planning measures such as converting our lighting to LED, which will increase the life cycle of the lights from 12,000 to 50,000 hours.