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Transformation to Sustainability

The demands and pressures at various levels with regard to environmentally friendly and sustainable corporate development are constantly increasing. A convincing example on an international level are the 17 Sustainable Development Goals (SDG's) of the United Nations (UN), Agenda 2030 for short.

More and more companies are integrating the aspects into their corporate objectives in order to effectively contribute to their realization. In the meantime, it has become clear that sustainable action is not just a short-term trend - quite the opposite. Sustainability is becoming an important criterion for all stakeholders along the value chain. 
Commitment to the environment and sustainability pays off in the end and this presentation will show how VTU can support a company collectively towards sustainable development. 
Best practice examples will be used to illustrate how VTU assesses, evaluates and optimizes individual processes with regard to sustainability criteria. Starting from development up to procurement & execution, the focus is on keeping the ecological impact as low as possible, while at the same time keeping investment and operating costs low and ensuring the highest possible occupational safety. The improvements achieved can be quantified with measurable key figures and are ideally suited for communication via the Green Engineering Report. 
When planning new processes and plants, the greatest influence can be exerted on evaluating and making the best possible selection right from the start. Nevertheless, existing plants and processes must not be forgotten, as they make up the largest part of a company. 
For this reason, this presentation will also show how VTU uses a Sustainable Production Assessment to review and optimize planning processes for new plants as well as existing plants. For this purpose, a quick scan / short analysis (preliminary investigation) is carried out using the checklist principle and optimization potentials of individual operating areas are identified and evaluated according to priority in a short time. This forms the basis for a more in-depth analysis. Measures identified are evaluated according to sustainable criteria using a point system and classified as measures that can be implemented in the short term or in the medium and longer term. The resulting action plan forms the roadmap for the further procedure of a company's continuous and sustainable improvement process.


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Max Wassmer

Project Manager | VTU Engineering Schweiz AG