By the end of 2010, around 140 production facilities and buildings, responsible for ca. 85 % of Bayer’s greenhouse gas emissions, have been put under the microscope.
A CO2 savings potential of roughly 10 percent has so far been identified with the aid of the Bayer Climate Check. The Group aims to maximize this potential by 2013 through further measures to increase energy efficiency. Emission reduction measures include simple optimization and retrofitting of mechanical parts like pump systems up to complex optimization of heat flux and process intensification. Further measures are aligned supply chain modifications, optimization of work processes or the simple visualization of carbon emissions.
The methodology of the Bayer Climate Check is based on internationally recognized standards. The transparency and objectivity of the procedure have been certified by TÜV Süd, one of the world’s leading certification organizations in environmental protection.
External companies are already using this innovative technology provided by Bayer Technology Services.
The Bayer Climate Check served as a preliminary stage for the Managing Energy Efficiency lighthouse project.