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Fronius Earth Mission - Planet - Ecological Responsibility

Planet Ecological responsibility

Decarbonization and climate protection

As an industrial company, we are aware of the effects of our business activities on climate and environment. We take care not to waste energy and resources in any areas and thus are eager to reduce our greenhouse gas emissions.

Our actions along the way:

Earth probe Thalheim

1. Conversion to renewable energy sources

In the meantime, 88% of the energy required comes from renewable sources, of which 15% is from geothermal energy, 9% from biomass and 4% from photovoltaics, and 61% from purchased green electricity.

Petroleum has already been finally phased out as an energy source, and the small remaining requirement for natural gas will be completely replaced by the end of 2025.

However, this step has also already been completed at the production sites in Austria.

Photovoltaik system Wels


At all Fronius locations in Austria, we generate green electricity using photovoltaic systems. In 2022, the PV system at the Steinhaus location was expanded from 136 to 224 kilowatt peak (kWp) for this purpose.

With the expansion, our own electricity generation was increased by + 6 % to 2.107 gigawatt hours (GWh) compared to the previous year. Our PV plants at the Austrian locations thus comprise an output of 2.3 megawatt-peak (MWp) with the aim of expanding this to over 3 MWp by the end of 2023.

Fronius Earth Mission CSD

3. Increase energy efficiency 

The conscious decision to use new and resource-saving technologies is anchored in all areas of the company. We continuously implement measures to optimize energy consumption.

The internal energy monitoring tool is used to continuously monitor and analyze daily energy flows and consumption at site, building, area and meter level. Automated data collection allows energy use and consumption to be controlled and optimized in a targeted manner.

Fronius Standort in Wels

Greenhouse gas emissions

At Fronius, we record our direct and indirect greenhouse gas emissions. Scope 1 includes emissions from energy consumption directly at our locations, including cooling, heating and process energy, and fuel consumption by our vehicle fleet. Scope 2 includes indirect emissions from the use of purchased electricity. Other indirect greenhouse gas emissions occurring outside our company fall under Scope 3.

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Resource conservation and cycles

Earth Mission - Material and raw material use

Materials and raw material usage

Thanks to good cooperation between product development and manufacturing, we design efficient and sustainable production processes, saving valuable materials and energy.

Total consumption of materials and raw materials at Fronius International GmbH in the year under review was 20,729 metric tons, of which 63 % was accounted for by semi-finished products, 21 % by raw materials, 9 % by packaging and 8 % by auxiliary materials and consumables.

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Location Sattledt with extinguishing water

Water consumption

At the Fronius International GmbH sites, all sanitary rooms and irrigation systems have been optimized. At the Sattledt site, there is an 800 m³ rainwater collection basin, which is available not only for firefighting purposes but also for garden irrigation.

Water consumption at Fronius International GmbH amounted to 45,038 m³ in the year under review. Around 95 % of the water consumed came from the municipal water supply, the rest from surface water, rainwater and groundwater.

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Fronius Earth Mission - Planet - Total waste generation

Waste management and circular economy

Fronius has set itself the goal of avoiding waste as far as possible and returning the unavoidable waste to the cycle as valuable resources as far as possible. This saves the use of raw materials, some of which are only available in very limited quantities on our planet or whose extraction can be very energy-intensive or harmful to the environment.

In 2022, the total waste volume amounted to 3,778 tons. Hazardous waste accounted for 8% of this. Although the volume of waste generated has increased compared with the previous year, the recycling rate of the waste generated is improving increasingly. Currently, 73% of our waste is recycled - these recyclables are processed for reuse by our waste management companies. A further 26% of waste is thermally recycled. Smaller quantities are composted (0.5%) or landfilled (0.1%).

A total of about 50 different types of waste are collected and subsequently sent for recycling or disposal. As a manufacturer and distributor of products, Fronius is subject to numerous legal requirements and obligations.

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Biodiversity and ecosystems

Vertical Garden am Standort Wels

Preserving biodiversity is an important issue at Fronius

We are improving land use at all our sites and providing essential habitats for flora and fauna. We boost the number of natural areas at the Fronius sites with living roofs, a green vertical garden inside and outside, a wildflower meadow, and several raised beds for herbs.

With all these measures, we have achieved a considerable proportion of natural areas, with 41% of the total space. In the coming years, we will implement further targeted measures to promote biodiversity at our sites.

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Forest with sun

Sustainability at Fronius

Discover what we do to preserve the environment and how we fulfill our social responsibility. Our Sustainability Report is the detailed reference work for this and shows the reader what measures we are taking in terms of sustainability.
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