On 26th November 2019 in Vienna, the garden equipment manufacturer STIHL Tirol celebrated winning an attractive award. As a result, the company can to continue to bear the title of "klimaaktiv" for its commitment to energy efficiency, which it first achieved at the end of 2016. "klimaaktiv" is the climate protection initiative of the Austrian Federal Ministry for Sustainability and Tourism (BMNT).
STIHL Tirol was one of 25 Austrian companies to be presented with the award in recognition of its extraordinary commitment to energy efficiency and climate protection. The award confirms that the garden equipment manufacturer is one of 13 companies that have voluntarily undertaken to continuously reduce their energy consumption.
By installing a photovoltaic system, the company from the Austrian town of Langkampfen is now able to save 51,600 kWh or 14 tonnes of CO2 every year. In previous years, it already achieved similar power savings by switching over to LED lighting in large sections of the company.
The award was presented by the head of the Directorate-General at the Federal Ministry, Jürgen Schneider, who underlined the role played by local companies in Austria's climate and energy strategy, the so-called "#mission2030": "There is still plenty of potential to be discovered in the area of energy efficiency in Austrian industrial and business enterprises. The companies that have received this award impressively demonstrate how such potential can successfully be used in practice. They are a model example of how measures to improve energy efficiency make sense in economic terms and also play an important role when it comes to climate and environmental protection."
"klimaaktiv" supports climate protection promotion schemes and regulations by developing and implementing quality standards, providing education and training for professionals, giving advice and information and working with a large network of partners.
Respect for the environment in how the company acts and works has a long tradition at the Tyrolean garden equipment manufacturer. For many years, the company has actively implemented a proactive environmental policy and pursued sustainability strategies. STIHL Tirol has also set itself the task of continuing to recognise and tap into energy-efficiency potential in its production activities and in the entire factory in the years to come.
Information about STIHL Tirol:
STIHL Tirol GmbH is a wholly owned subsidiary of the STIHL Group and is based in Langkampfen, Austria. Cordless products are produced at this site and STIHL Tirol is also a centre of excellence for ground-based gardening tools, which are produced and co-developed in Langkampfen. In 2018, the company employed 558 people.
STIHL company profile:
The STIHL Group develops, manufactures and distributes motorised equipment for forestry, agriculture, landscape management, the building industry and private garden owners. The product range is supplemented with digital solutions and services. Products are generally distributed through specialist dealers – including 38 sales and marketing STIHL subsidiaries, around 120 importers and more than 50,000 specialist dealers in over 160 countries. STIHL manufactures products in seven countries worldwide: Germany, USA, Brazil, Switzerland, Austria, China and the Philippines. STIHL has been the best-selling chainsaw brand worldwide since 1971. The company was founded in 1926 and the corporate headquarters are in Waiblingen near Stuttgart, Germany. In 2018, STIHL had 17,122 employees worldwide and a turnover of € 3.78 billion.