The Datwyler site in Schattdorf was nominated for its CO₂-neutral production methods. Since 2008, the Swiss site has been sourcing process and heating energy from a nearby wood-fired heating plant, thereby reducing CO₂ emissions by 1,300 tons per year. In 2012, Schattdorf switched completely to electricity from hydropower, which has since reduced annual CO₂ emissions by a further 2,300 tons. As a result, it has been possible to completely dispense with fossil fuels since 2012. By using groundwater for air conditioning, ventilation and processes, electricity consumption has now also been considerably reduced despite higher sales. All these projects convinced Swissmem to nominate Datwyler for the Green Business Award.
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Green Business Award – Datwyler