Rösberg defines itself as a full-service provider in the field of process automation and IT solutions. As a family business, Rösberg is characterised by a willingness to perform, the courage to innovate and fairness. All employees are jointly responsible for the protection of the people and the environment in their work areas.
As the next step towards sustainable business, Rösberg has teamed up with Planetly to understand its own carbon footprint as well as the biggest emitters and to develop effective strategies for CO2 reduction.
What is important to us at Rösberg when we think about sustainability? Taking responsibility for the future - not with fancy words, but black on white: with Planetly, we are working towards our goal to achieve net zero emissions as a company.
We quickly understood that every action counts. All small and large contributions are a step towards avoiding, reducing or, if necessary, offsetting our carbon footprint: business trips by train, our rapidly growing electric vehicle fleet, photovoltaics at our locations, fair consumables and much more.
Rösberg's carbon footprint takes into account direct and energy-related emissions (Scope 1 and 2) as well as indirect emissions (Scope 3) that occur outside the organisation, for example through external service providers.
For Rösberg, this includes, for example, heating consumption in the office, office equipment, employee commuting and external services.
Adding up all emissions, Rösberg has a footprint of 619.5 t CO2e in 2020. The largest part of Rösberg's carbon footprint is generated by the company fleet, employee commuting and business travel. External goods & services used by the company make up the second-largest part of the footprint, followed by emissions from the buildings, such as electricity and heating.
To reduce emissions, Rösberg already uses photovoltaics. A solar plant is planned for the new extension in Ludwigshafen. The sites in Karlsruhe and Ludwigshafen have been converted to green electricity. In addition, both locations as well as the one in Schwarzheide now use LEDs.
Rösberg is also committed to sustainable mobility: business trips are planned using the train, shorter distances are covered using the company's own electric cars, and new company vehicles will also be electric. All employees can work flexibly from home, in order to reduce commuting. At all locations, Rösberg offers employees the use of job bikes to make commuting to work as sustainable as possible.
Food, e.g. for the daily freshly prepared salads, is sourced locally and purchases are made plastic-free. Vegetarian food is offered in the canteen and coffee is also purchased from sustainable sources. Ludwigshafen and Schwarzheide have already switched to water dispensers. The transformation to a paperless office is in progress.
In Karlsruhe, Ludwigshafen and Schwarzheide, insect hotels have been set up on the company's properties.
Rösberg has decided to support three certified climate protection projects in India, China and Indonesia to offset emissions that can no longer be avoided from 2020.
The solar energy project in Bhadla Rajasthan in India supplies the local power grid with clean energy and has the potential to save 695,000 tonnes of CO2 equivalent per year.
The “Sichuan Household Biogas Programme” in China supports low-income households in Sichuan province with biogas plants and cooking cookers. Annually, this saves 2 tonnes of CO2 equivalent of methane and carbon dioxide from each household, which corresponds to a total reduction of 800,000 tonnes of CO2 equivalent per year.
The project in Indonesia is saving 64,500 hectares of carbon-rich peat swamp forests with high biodiversity in the lowlands of Borneo from conversion into palm oil plantations. The project activities avoid the release of 3.5 million tonnes of CO2 equivalents per year into the atmosphere.