Reporting 2020

Affordable and clean energy

Energy management is a central lever for dovetailing economic and environmental effects. In addition to increasing energy efficiency, we are also increasingly focusing our climate protection activities on the integration of energy from renewable sources.

UN goal:

Ensure access to affordable, reliable, sustainable and modern energy for all.


Implementation at BLG

At many of our locations, we have the possibility to generate our own green energy. This is a route that we intend to pursue more intensively in the future and which should contribute significantly to our climate target: By 2030, we want to reduce our own greenhouse gas emissions by 30 percent in absolute terms. We have been operating a photovoltaic system at our Kelheim location for some time. Recently, we commissioned a second one at the Waiblingen site. The special feature of this system is that it is not installed on our own building, but on that of our customer. We are all the more excited to also be able to utilize renewable energy here.

The rooftop system with a good 2,200 solar modules and an installed capacity of 749 kWp has been producing green electricity since the end of 2020. Since then, whenever possible, we have used our own solar energy produced simultaneously at the site. And what we don’t consume, we feed into the power grid of the Waiblingen municipal utility company. In order to achieve the town’s target of installing photovoltaic panels on 50 percent of the roofs of new buildings, we are already planning a second system at the site.

Christian Dieckhöfer
Christian Dieckhöfer

Management BLG Industrial Logistics

Mr. Dieckhöfer, the idea to utilize green electricity is a central part of our climate protection efforts. How does that work in practice? The PV system project at the Waiblingen site also involves many partners – how did the collaboration work out here?

It’s a bit of a balancing act juggling everybody’s interests: customer wishes, the company’s own efforts to use as much renewable energy as possible, while at the same time not losing sight of the economic component – after all, the business was previously calculated applying the standard market costs for electricity. In Waiblingen, everything worked out very well and we hope to be able to cover a large part of our electricity needs from the solar system installed on the roof.