Our planet is compromised.
“A report issued by the United Nations claims that we only have until 2030 to curb climate change before our planet starts seeing some pretty devastating effects. These include more heatwaves, hotter summers, extreme droughts, rising sea levels, and an increase in superstorms.”
It’s up to individuals to make changes in their everyday lives as well as companies large and small to make the updates in their processes and practices to become more sustainable.
For Kreussler it is of enormous importance to pursue a long-term, and above all, credible sustainability strategy. Sustainability affects the success and image of companies with an upward trend. “To live” corporate responsibility at all levels and to communicate this and to integrate this effectively internally and externally is therefore essential.
We’ve baked sustainability into our product offerings but also within the bigger picture of our corporate headquarters. As Kreussler GmbH has grown, we’ve taken additional measures as we expanded.
Here are a few ways that Kreussler is boosting our efforts as a sustainable company:
Maintain a sewage-free facility
Kreussler is a sewage-free operation. By using efficient ultrafiltration and reverse osmosis wastewater treatment, wastewater from rinsing and cleaning processes are treated to such an extent that it can be entirely reused. By installing this system, Kreussler gained additional experience that had been used for many years to solve similar problems in dry cleaning plants.
Kreussler first formulated industrial washing powder detergents without phosphates. The detergent industry was given fifteen years to stop using them because phosphates contribute to the over-fertilization of the waters and eutrophication, but we moved much quicker to make this change.
Likewise the introduction of wet cleaning to the PTC industry at a time when the market had been cleaning textiles only in the solvent. Kreussler and Miele were the pioneers of this technology which is nowadays well recognized and penetrated.
Sourced heating from the ground
Kreussler installed twenty-four heat exchangers to use the natural heat of the ground and use the energy in production as well as in heating new office buildings. The company saves gas and oil and in the end, the company is more competitive than before.
Wondering how geothermal pumps work? An energy-efficient heating and cooling alternative, the geothermal heat pump system moves heat from the ground to a building (or from a building to the ground) through a series of flexible pipe “loops” containing water.
Powered by solar panels
At the moment Kreussler is building a big warehouse, stock for roughly 4000 pallets, big conference rooms, and offices. In the future, the roof will be covered with solar panels, and a more significant part of the electricity demand of the whole company will be provided by solar power.
You might be asking why this matters? As a partner of Kreussler, you can share these benefits with your clients. Tell them that you’ve chosen a textile chemistry partner that is forward-thinking with their product development as well as the day-to-day processes of running a textile chemistry company. These conversations are becoming more and more important in consumer choices and you want to make sure that you, as a dry cleaner, can show that you’re making as many earth-friendly choices possible. This goes far beyond hanging green dry cleaning posters in the call office and is important at a deeper level in climate changes.
We’re continuing to look for ways to be more sustainable and earth-friendly not only in our product offerings such as SYSTEMK4 and LANADOL wet cleaning but literally from the ground up with our geothermal heat sourcing. We feel that what sets Kreussler apart is we’re future-oriented and always innovating. We hope you’ve enjoyed this look behind-the-scenes at some of the practices of Kreussler GmbH.