Frauscher: On Track for a Greener Future

Tested, Assessed, and Certified

Actions speak louder than words. That’s why Frauscher has undergone several tests and certification processes to ensure that the company is on the right track.

Corporate Social Responsibility Report

As a member of the DELACHAUX Group, Frauscher contributes to greater sustainability. Its 2020 CSR Report highlights measures regarding safety, ethics, the environment, management practices and community. The remarkable and very encouraging outcome of this report? CO2 emissions across the entire DELACHAUX Group were reduced by 40 per cent between 2018 and 2020.

Carbon Footprint Calculation – GHG protocol

Determining Frauscher’s carbon footprint in collaboration with the DELACHAUX Group was yet another milestone achieved in 2020. The Greenhouse Gas Protocol lists the world’s most widely used greenhouse gas accounting standards regarding the measurement and management of climate-warming emissions. In 2020, an external partner has calculated Frauscher’s carbon footprint according to the GHG Protocol.

The results have shown that Frauscher is performing well, but that’s no reason to sit back and rest on our laurels. We consider these findings our benchmark to take further action towards reducing the carbon footprint to an even greater extent.

15 Years of ISO 14001

Another achievement that Frauscher can be proud of is the company’s 15th anniversary of having received the ISO 14001 certification at its site in Austria. ISO 14001 is the international environmental management system standard. By maintaining an environmental management system in accordance with the requirements of this standard, organisations demonstrate their commitment to reducing their long-term environmental impact through best practices.

What does this mean for Frauscher? Among other things, we’ve achieved a milestone by setting up all of our processes in an environmentally friendly way. We are happy to say that we did not have a single incident or emergency with an environmental impact in the last 15 years.

Frauscher’s Journey to a Greener Future

From working with local suppliers to a new carpooling app: Frauscher has implemented a series of changes at its Austrian site that make a significant contribution to the health of the environment.

Green Energy

Frauscher is committed to using green energy only. More than two per cent of the company’s annual energy demand is covered by its own photovoltaic systems – with the aim of increasing this percentage in the future. The other 98 per cent of energy comes from hydropower.

Local Suppliers

Frauscher also places a strong focus on sustainability throughout the entire supply chain. Our regional supplier policy ensures that all main suppliers are based in Austria or Germany and as close to the St. Marienkirchen headquarters as possible. This keeps transport distances short and the carbon footprint low. In addition, suppliers rely on reusable packaging for their products.

Remote or Local Customer Training & New Ways of Working

By training our customers remotely, at their own premises or at the Frauscher location that is nearest to them, we are able to reduce the need for travel. This not only increases convenience for our customers but also benefits the environment. In addition, we have taken a similar approach with regard to our employees. New ways of working such as digital meetings, working from home or remote work all reduce the need to commute or travel for work. This includes air travel which on a global scale accounts for about five per cent of global warming.