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Our path to greater sustainability

CO2 balance reduced by 25% in 2023!

We attach great importance to the fact that sustainability is not just a buzzword, but is deeply rooted in our corporate philosophy and we live it every day. That is why we continuously strive to improve our carbon footprint, make it measurable and operate responsibly.

By switching to e-mobility, increasing home office options for employees and reducing business travel, among other things, we were able to significantly reduce our carbon footprint in 2023 compared to 2019. Our company building, in which we completely dispense with fossil fuels, also plays a large part in this. Find out more about our sustainability measures and our joint path to greater sustainability.

Living sustainability: Our approach

Our focus is on enjoyment through 100% organic quality. We have been developing delicious, organically produced products for years, which we market in close cooperation with partners in the organic food trade. Our Byodo CateringLine brand offers an exquisite selection of products for restaurants and bulk consumers. Our aim is to continue to spoil you with premium products of the best quality and at the same time protect our environment. Since our company was founded, we have been committed to preserving nature through sustainable management.

Our sustainability measures at a glance

Our commitment to the climate: the CO2 footprint



Why is Byodo involved?

Firmengebäude

Sustainable company building made from regional materials

Our new company building focuses on regional sustainability: it was built with regional precast concrete elements and natural wood trusses, which have short transportation routes and a high recycling rate. Concrete is a sustainable building product that is produced in the region and impresses with its long service life and high thermal storage capacity. The use of high-quality triple-pane thermal insulation glass guarantees optimum thermal insulation and energy efficiency. Would you like to find out more about our sustainable location?

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Hybrid vehicle fleet to reduce CO2 emissions

To reduce our CO2 emissions, we rely on a hybrid vehicle fleet. These vehicles consume less fuel and emit fewer pollutants, especially in cities and mountainous regions. In the meantime, 12 company vehicles have already been converted to e-mobility.

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Photovoltaik

Photovoltaic system & e-charging station

Our photovoltaic systems (263 kWp) with their own power supply and an in-house connected e-charging station for our customers provide sustainable energy directly from the roof. In 2023, 337,126 kWh of green electricity was already generated by the two photovoltaic systems.

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Firmenteich

Green roof & company pond to improve the microclimate

Our green office roof not only ensures pleasantly cool offices in summer, but also contributes to improving the local microclimate together with our company pond, which is sustainably supplied by a rainwater storage tank.

Schaffung von Lebensräumen für Insekten und Tiere

Creating habitats for insects and animals

This pond provides a diverse habitat for insects, amphibians, lizards and birds. With a wild meadow and various trees and shrubs, we create a habitat for native insects. Hedgehogs also find a winter home with us. The Blühpakt Bayern has honored our company for the second time for its outstanding commitment to species and insect protection. This initiative is actively committed to counteracting the extinction of species, especially insects. Companies that design their outdoor facilities to be close to nature and thus create valuable habitats for insects receive the “Blooming Companies” award. Our company premises are a prime example of this approach.

Steigerung der Homeoffice-Möglichkeiten bei Byodo Naturkost

Increase in home office opportunities for employees

As a modern and employee-oriented company, we offer our employees flexible options for working from home. We understand that every employee has individual needs and circumstances. We use state-of-the-art technology and digital collaboration tools to ensure that our teams can work together effectively, even remotely. In this way, we not only promote the work-life balance of our employees, but also increase their productivity and satisfaction. Our aim is to create a working environment that focuses on flexibility, trust and personal responsibility.

Reduzierung der Geschäftsreisen

Reduction of business trips

As a forward-looking company, we are actively committed to reducing the number of business trips and at the same time increasing the efficiency of our work. We offer our employees a variety of innovative alternatives to traditional business trips. By using state-of-the-art video conferencing systems and virtual collaboration platforms, we enable high-quality, interactive meetings and project work over long distances.

Sustainable packaging for our products

The packaging of our organic products is crucial to ensure their high quality in the long term and to protect them from external influences. We attach great importance to functionality, attractive design and practical handling. However, the ecological aspect is particularly important to us, which is why we are constantly working on developing environmentally friendly packaging solutions. Find out more about our sustainable packaging.

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Nachhaltige Verpackungslösung Byodo Naturkost

Environmentally friendly shipping of our parcels

We also rely on sustainable shipping through DHL GoGreen, at no extra cost to the customer. We also only use environmentally friendly, 100% recyclable packaging material made from renewable raw materials and do not use any plastic at all. Each order is carefully packed by hand in an environmentally friendly way.

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Why is Byodo involved?

At Byodo, we are actively committed to climate protection. Reducing our CO2 footprint is a central component of our commitment. We firmly believe that sustainable action is not only a responsibility towards the environment, but also an opportunity for a better future. As a manufacturer of goods, we are directly and indirectly responsible for greenhouse gas emissions. We therefore see it as our duty to act responsibly and sustainably. The most effective way to protect the climate is to avoid emissions at source, for example by taking measures to increase energy efficiency. We offset unavoidable emissions through certified climate protection projects.

 

Our commitment to the climate: the CO2 footprint

A company’s corporate carbon foot print (CCF) is the total of all greenhouse gas emissions generated directly or indirectly by the company’s activities. These emissions are converted into CO2 equivalents in order to make the different greenhouse gases comparable. The results are presented transparently in the form of a report in order to identify key climate protection measures and derive climate protection targets.

At Byodo, we take a holistic approach to minimizing our carbon footprint. In cooperation with our partner Klimaktiv we calculate our corporate carbon footprint according to the standards of the Greenhouse Gas Protocol – an internationally recognized guideline for the preparation of carbon footprints at site level. This detailed carbon footprint helps us to identify the main sources of our emissions and take targeted measures. In addition to avoidance and reduction as well as a sustainable supply chain, we also invest in certified climate protection projects for unavoidable emissions.

Through targeted measures and a strong commitment, we were already able to reduce our carbon footprint by 25% in 2023 (compared to 2019)! Our goal is to continue to minimize the environmental impact of our business activities even further and thus show that enjoyment and environmental awareness can go hand in hand.

Byodo’s contribution: CO2 compensation through offsetting

At Byodo, we go one step further when it comes to climate protection. Based on our detailed carbon footprint, we have decided to make our site climate-neutral. To achieve this, we rely on offsetting through a certified Plan Vivo project.

We have chosen the “Trees for Global Benefits” project in Uganda. This long-standing, cooperative carbon offset program combines community-led carbon sequestration activities, promotion of sustainable land use practices and performance-based payments to farmers.

The project is already supporting 6,996 smallholder families and has issued 1,327,886 Plan Vivo Certificates (PVCs) to date.

In line with our carbon footprint, we have financed the planting of 445 trees to offset the 306.95 tons of CO2 at our site in Mühldorf.

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This is how sustainable company buildings work!

 

Our sustainability manager Susanne will guide you through the Byodo company building and show you how sustainable working in our building works.

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