Climate strategy

Climate goals

Climate change is one of the greatest challenges of our time.  As an internationally operating trading and logistics company in the fields of agriculture, energy and building materials, BayWa AG is particularly affected by climate change and its effects, but at the same time can make an important contribution to limiting it. BayWa therefore adopted a Group-wide climate strategy in 2018. It pursues the core goal of operating in a climate-neutral manner from 2030 onwards. Four further targets complete the ambitious climate strategy, of which the first climate target - 100 percent of electricity needs covered with renewable energies Group-wide since 2020 - was achieved as planned.

Climate neutrality by 2030

BayWa aims to be climate neutral in its Scope 1 and 2 emissions by 2030. BayWa has set itself this goal as part of its climate strategy and is thus making its contribution in the fight against climate change. Our motto for this is "avoid, reduce, then compensate". This means that we first try to completely avoid or at least reduce operational emissions by implementing new technologies for example, before offsetting the remaining proportion of residual emissions with high-quality climate protection certificates. The climate protection certificates originate from climate protection projects that have been evaluated and selected on the basis of a group-wide guideline. Criteria such as project type, project standard, host country and number of Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) supported are weighted to select only those projects that make an effective contribution to climate protection.

  • -22 % greenhouse gases (Scope 1 and 2) by 2025

    -10% achieved by 2021. Base year is 2017.

  • 100 % of electricity needs covered from renewable energies from 2020

    Fulfilled! Base year is 2017.

  • + 10 GW renewable energy generation capacity by 2025

    +7.8 GW achieved by 2021. Base year is 2017.

  • -22 % energy consumption by 2025

    -43 % achieved by 2021. Base year is 2017 and in relation to EBITDA.

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    Video of the BayWa climate strategy

    Climate strategy activities

    BayWa's climate strategy

    Prof. Klaus Josef Lutz, Chairman of the Management Board of BayWa AG, talks about the Group's commitment to climate protection and the steps and challenges on the way to achieving these goals.