SUSTAINABILITY AT LAYHER – AWARE OF NEED TO PRESERVE RESOURCES

Wehave always acted with awareness and attention to economic and ecological sustainability both in our products and in our processes. We are also focused on our social responsibility towards employees, clients and society as a whole.

 

As dependable employers, we make the economical use of production equipment and resource-preserving production processes the basis of our thinking with the goal of sustainable action. This means that we ensure our production facilities are built sustainably, using roof greening and photovoltaic systems. Thanks to production of Layher products exclusively at its sites in Güglingen-Eibensbach, there are no long transport routes for its goods, and hence considerably lower CO2 emissions.

 

The topic of sustainability is embedded in the entire organisation with the Layher Energy Management Team. The basis for all measures is the German standard DIN EN ISO 50001. This standard stipulates the requirements relating to the use and consumption of energy. The main factors here are the areas:
  • Processes
  • Measures
  • Products

SUSTAINABILITY IN PROCESSES

Energy efficiency 10-year goal
  • 10% lower energy consumption per unit produced.
Selected location and production facilities
  • Short distances between the locations plus selective planning in production reduce CO2 emissions.
Suppliers
  • The selection and acquisition of raw materials are also ecologically sustainable at Layher. Only those suppliers also having ISO certificates are picked.
  • Machinery is selected that has the highest energy efficiency class.
Production
  • New technologies and efficient processes in production ensure preservation of resources and of course top product quality.
  • The standard for new building is energy efficiency class KfW 55.
  • Innovative heating systems, a combined heat and power plant or heat recovery of an air compressor for sustainable regulations of the room temperature in various building parts.

SUSTAINABILITY BY MEASURES

Reduction of energy consumption
  • Targeted building refurbishment measures, including regular roof repairs or the replacement of roll-up doors with faster and more innovative products, meant that unnecessary heat losses were prevented.
  • In the long term, lower energy consumption will be achieved by replacing the bulbs in LED lights and by regular adaptation of IT.
Fleet
  • Diesel-powered fork-lift trucks are replaced by electric ones.
Energy measures and renewable energies
  • Photovoltaic systems and green spaces are included in new building plans.
Recycling
  • Wood waste generated during the manufacture of toe boards is used in the same manufacturing process, as an energy source in the drying chamber.
Deliberately paperless / paper-saving office and CO2-neutral production of all print media, brochures and price lists.

SUSTAINABILITY IN PRODUCTS

Integrated systems
  • Newly purchased components can be combined and used with existing material stocks.
  • Lasting value thanks to long life of the products.
  • Approvals cover different system generations.
Layher Lightweight
  • Using higher-grade steels enabled us to reduce the weight of the scaffolding components considerably. Up to 15 % lower transport weight.
  • This allows better use of truck capacities – reducing CO2 emissions.
Solution-oriented products
  • The reusable Layher protection systems for enclosures and site security.
  • Use of tarpaulins and their disposal can be dispensed with.