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 defines climate neutrality as the avoidance, reduction and offsetting of remaining Scope 1 and 2 greenhouse gas emissions (CO2 and other relevant gases with an impact on climate) through investments in high-quality carbon credits.

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

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

  • + 10 GW renewable energy generation capacity by 2025

  • -22 % energy consumption by 2025

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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.