THE BASIS FOR DEFINING OBJECTIVES AND DETERMINING MEASURES IS A FIXED PROCESS TO IDENTIFY ENVIRONMENTAL AND ENERGY ASPECTS AND ESTABLISH FINDINGS FROM ENERGY AND RESOURCE MANAGEMENT.
The basis for defining objectives and determining measures is a fixed process to identify environmental and energy aspects and establish findings from energy and resource management. Identified environmental and energy aspects, defined objectives and approved company policy are closely interrelated.
|Decrease of accident rate for Thalheim to lower than 4.0 accidents per 1 million man hours.||Execution of E-learning trainings and implementation of "health-days" in the company.||20%|
|Increase the part of own produced green energy in Thalheim.||Installation of a new solar power plant.||40%|
|Reduction of drinking water consumption >10,000m3.||Optimization of ultrapure water system.||30%|
|Decrease of accident rate for Thalheim to lower than 4.9 accidents per 1 million man hours.||Execution of E-learning trainings and implementation of "health-days" in the company.||100%|
|Increase the part of own produced green energy in Thalheim.||Implementation of a feasibility study and installation of a new solar power plant.||40%|
|Reduction of the natrual gas consumption.||Additional pipe insulation and optimization of the heat recovery.||100%|
|Systematic study of the key consumption regarding the individual consumers.||Conducted consumption analysis and listing of the major consumers.||30%|
Environmental And Energy Aspects
Making ecologically sound use of raw materials increases our efficiency and preserves natural resources. Hanwha Q CELLS identifies its environmental and energy aspects and environmental and energy impact on a yearly basis according to the specifications outlined in DIN EN ISO 14001 and DIN EN ISO 50001.
Exhaust emissions from production processes (Scope 1):
Exhaust treatment systems have been installed with state-of-the-art technology in our production facilities. Voluntary monitoring of our exhaust emissions using an emission inventory allows us to respond quickly to any changes. The emission inventory is updated and the acquired data analysed on a regular basis.
Exhaust emissions from power generation (Scope 2):
The emissions produced while generating electricity are not produced directly at the Hanwha Q CELLS location, but from the respective electricity producer’s facility. An electricity producer may generate emissions by burning coal, for example. In order to reduce emissions, Hanwha Q CELLS has been using CO₂-free electricity for manufacturing processes at its Thalheim plant since 2009. Unfortunately, we are not able to do the same yet at our Malaysian plant due to the local power supply networks in the country.
Exhaust emissions due to transport and travelling on company business (Scope 3):
For a globally active company such as Hanwha Q CELLS, business trips worldwide are unavoidable. In cooperation with the German railway company, Deutsche Bahn, we offer our employees a jobticket, an inexpensive, environmentally sound way of commuting to work. For our own short-notice deliveries, we use forwarding agents who operate in the region. We ensure that we make optimum use of forwarding service capacities. 80 per cent of our shipments are collected by our customers themselves on site.