EHEIM receives environmental certificate (01.10.2018)

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EHEIM receives environmental certificate

 

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Deizisau, October 2018 –The environmental certificate “Grüner Punkt” has once again (certified / recognised) EHEIM’s considerable savings in energy, resources and emissions.

By participating in the Dual System for the recovery of sales packaging, EHEIM contributed to the following savings in 2017: Greenhouse gases, crude oil equivalents, phosphate equivalents, primary energy and sulphur dioxide equivalents. With the “Grüner Punkt” environmental certificate, individual values are accurately broken down into tonnes, kilograms and Giga-Joule (GJ). In terms of primary energy savings alone (4,538 GJ), the document states: "The amount of primary energy saved by EHEIM’s contribution, corresponds to the amount needed to clean laundry in 1,763 households for a whole year".

Since 1992 – 26 years - EHEIM has been participating in the "Grüner Punkt" recycling system. Each year, the Dual System (Germany) issues an environmental certificate in which the values saved are certified.
The environmental balance of “Grüner Punkt” is the basis for calculating the savings. Since 2001, this has been prepared annually on the basis of the life cycle assessment method according to ISO 14040 and 14044. The results are subjected to a scientific examination by the Institute for Energy and Environmental Research (IFEU) in Heidelberg and confirmed with an expert opinion.

Nature and environmental protection have always been important concerns for EHEIM and strict attention is paid to sustainable solutions in all areas. Environmentally friendly materials and production methods, as well as energy-saving products with low power consumption, are part of the features that EHEIM offer. Everyone benefits from the advantages - the environment, the company itself and the customers.

 

About EHEIM
The EHEIM company group, with headquarters in Deizisau near Stuttgart, is a
medium-sized family company with subsidiaries in the aquatic, pond, aviation and
commercial shopfitting industries. Central to this is the aquatics group and, with
operations in Europe and Asia, it is one of the leading manufacturers in the pet
industry and the global leader in the aquarium filter sector. The aquatic ranges
include aquariums, aquarium technology and filter systems as well as fish food
and water care products. In addition, the company offers a new pond range and
shop fitting equipment for specialist pet shops. In the aviation division, EHEIM
operates the business charter company SFD (Stuttgarter Flugdienst). The
property construction subsidiary, Intek, is represented by two sites in Germany
where the company plans, manufactures and installs interior fittings systems and
building fixtures, specializing in system partition walls and system cabinets.

Press contact:
Nadine Gebhart
EHEIM GmbH & Co. KG
Plochinger Str. 54
73779 Deizisau, Germany
Tel: +49 (0) 7153 7002 – 211
Fax: +49 (0) 7153 7002 – 10
E-Mail: nadine.gebhart@eheim.com
www.eheim.com