For many years, we invested in the most modern production equipment with the best available technology and energy efficiency. We are proud to have the highest standards in terms of the health and safety of our employees and the environmental impact of our production. Which is why we installed the first photovoltaic system in our Kirchheim location in 2005. Generally, we supply our entire energy needs from April to September with our own photovoltaic systems and even produce a surplus. We only depend on additional energy in the winter. Over the year, LEKI generates 7% more electricity than total energy consumption. This significant savings of electricity noticeably reduces our CO² emissions by over 33 tons of CO² per year. In 2014, we also installed an intelligent and highly efficient energy-saving lighting system. Since then, we have equipped our production and storage rooms with energy-saving LED lighting. With this sustainable investment, we have reduced electricity consumption from 27,040 kWh/year to 1,508 kWh/year.
In August 2019, LEKI was the first company in the Esslingen district to be awarded the KEFF energy efficiency label by the Stuttgart Chamber of Commerce and Industry. This certification includes both our new lighting system and our photovoltaic systems. Here at LEKI, we are excited about receiving this award and are very proud to have improved our environmental balance. It’s nice to know that our efforts to treat our environment as responsibly as possible and to conserve resources have received this public recognition.