One priority is to identify energy saving opportunities. In order to have a benchmark value for energy management, the team has been collecting data on the most important energy sources and energy consumers. This will serve as the basis for a comparison of potential savings. Our aim is to reduce energy consumption by two percent every year, and to break down use of the energy sources to individual cost centres, down to machine level in production. For this purpose, BMA has drawn up an action plan with the most important saving opportunities and payback periods. This will be followed by extensive investments in buildings and infrastructure technology at the Braunschweig site.
In the implementation of a sustainable energy management, BMA relies on ways of improving the infrastructure, and also on its teams of employees. Internal training courses are aimed at raising awareness of energy saving. Switching off lights when you go home, buying efficient computers, installing motion sensors to control the lights – all these are simple measures that offer considerable saving opportunities. Another one is the choice of transport. We are an international company and, when it comes to business travel, often check whether road or rail can be used instead of air travel. Already today, BMA is increasingly relying on video and telephone conferencing for communication with customers around the globe.