Environment

Umweltschutz

Our offers

  • For beginners: Are you planning your first activities in the field of environment and climate? Our introductory webinar will teach you the basics of climate management. There are also many Good Practices suggestions available online for practical help.
  • For users: Do you want to expand your activities? The Network offers introductory training courses together with partners, e.g. on how to create a corporate carbon footprint (CCF), or how to deal with the impacts of climate change in the supply chain.
  • Peer Learning: Have you already set strategic climate goals for your company? In the learning group, experts from companies and cooperation partners exchange information about their implementation and about new approaches, such as in Scope 3. You can also become globally involved on the Caring for Climate platform and with the CEO Water Mandate.
The environmental principles of the UN Global Compact are aimed at counteracting global challenges such as climate change, deforestation, desertification, water shortage, atmospheric pollution and species extinction. More and more businesses have recognised that they can reduce their own risks with corresponding strategies and measures and open up new business opportunities.

Good Practices

  • Sustainable Water Management at Bayer

    Sustainable Water Management at Bayer

    The private sector is the world’s largest consumer of water. Global value chains and investments mean that local water problems can also become water risks for multinational companies.

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  • Best Practice – Climate Management

    Best Practice – Climate Management

    To achieve effective environmental management, companies should first identify and measure the main sources of emissions along their entire value chains. Carbon Accounting helps them to systematically capture greenhouse gas emissions and create a greenhouse gas balance, or a Corporate Carbon Footprint, which can be used for sustainability reporting and emission management. Companies can also use the recommendations of the Greenhouse Gas Protocol as guidelines.

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  • Best Practice – Circular Economy

    Best Practice – Circular Economy

    The availability of non-renewable raw materials is limited and acquiring them costs a lot of energy, so the recycling of used materials back to the beginning of the manufacturing process is extremely rewarding – the product cycle thus closes, minimising waste. This circular economy pursues the vision of “zero waste” production. However, it is not enough to simply recycle the materials after they have been used – products must be designed for durability, easy repair and the replacement of components from the outset.

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The Principles

1Principle 7
Businesses should support a precautionary approach to environmental challenges;
2Principle 8
should undertake initiatives to create greater environmental responsibility and
3Principle 9
encourage the development and diffusion of environmentally-friendly technologies.

The principles are derived from the "Rio Declaration on Environment and Development", adopted at the UN Earth Summit in Johannesburg in 1992.

Support through the DGCN

The DGCN helps companies to fulfil their global and local responsibilities for the environment and to anchor these in a comprehensive management approach. The attainment of climate goals and climate management is a focal issue here, because there are many levers for companies in this respect, e.g.:

  • Cost savings through increased energy and resource efficiency
  • Sustainability through the proactive management of climate risks along the value chain
  • Tapping into business potential through new products, services and technologies
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