The term sustainability has its origins in forestry and was coined in 1713 by Hans Carl von Carlowitz, Oberberghauptmann from Freiberg in Sachsen: Only as much wood should be felled as can be reforested.
The founding fathers of the Hardenberg'sche Kornbrennerei, which has existed since 1700, were farmers and foresters. They also lived and managed according to the maxim of only using as many resources as can grow back and future generations can use them.
Tradition and responsibility today
For ten generations, the principle of doing business in a way that is suitable for our grandchildren has guided our entrepreneurial activities. As a medium-sized company, we see more responsibility than ever for our resource consumption, our employees, the people who work with us and our customers who enjoy our products.
We are facing immense global challenges in terms of climate, nature and environmental protection and social issues. Being aware of it is not enough for us.
Therefore, in 2021 we began to systematically record our ecological and social footprint and make it transparent.
CO2 emissions balance HWAG 2020
In February 2022 we drew up the first CO2 emissions balance sheet for our entire company. For Hardenberg-Wilthen AG, it is the starting point for the development of a climate strategy, CO2 reduction targets and suitable measures to achieve these targets.