By way of its actions, BayWa has an influence on nature and the environment through its Agriculture, Energy and Building Materials Segments in its role as a globally operating group.
BayWa intends to reduce the impact on the environment to the greatest extent possible through proactive environmental management. As a trading company, it bears a special responsibility in the areas of transport and logistics. By making processes as efficient as possible in the trade of goods, it conserves resources and avoids waste, thereby reducing its environmental footprint. In 2018, BayWa also paved the way to significantly reducing its emissions by 2025 by approving a climate strategy.
BayWa AG has launched its first Group-wide climate strategy and has set itself ambitious goals.BayWa's climate strategy
Organic waste for climate-friendly tomato production
In cooperation with Ecogas, a local energy company, T&G Global plans to produce green electricity from in- house waste in the future. The planned biogas plant will generate biogas using organic waste from the company’s own greenhouses and neighbouring food production firms. The gas will be used to operate the greenhouses and is therefore expected to reduce T&G Global’s GHG emissions substantially.
“Green” tomatoes in New Zealand
With its “Beekist” line of tomatoes, T&G Global, the largest producer of tomatoes in New Zealand, is placing its faith in natural pollination, environmentally friendly pest control and irrigation using rainwater. The packaging of the “Beekist” tomatoes also gives consumers tips on the best way to dispose the recyclable material.
Harvesting tomatoes in the desert
The joint venture of BayWa and Al Dahra in the United Arab Emirates harvested tomatoes under the “Mahalli” private brand for the first time in September 2018. They ripened in a climate-controlled greenhouse and are destined for the local market, where demand is high. Local production shortens transport routes, saves CO2 and increases the country’s self-sufficiency. State-of-the-art climate-controlled greenhouses help reduce resource consumption by up to 70 per cent while increasing yields by a factor of ten compared to outdoor production.
Taking a stand against plastic
Since 2018, the "UNSER LAGERHAUS" home and garden centres have been replacing conventional plastic bags with the “Kraftsackl”, a paper bag designed to raise customers’ awareness of the consumption of packaging materials. The Kraftsackl is easier to dispose of and biodegrades faster than its plastic counterparts.