In many areas of work, the trend is shifting from individual machines for specific work sequences to system machines for complete work processes. Plasser & Theurer has contributed significantly to introducing this technology and developing it further, making it possible to tackle even more complex tasks. The company has repeatedly marked technological milestones throughout its history.
ÖGVS (an Austrian LLC for consumer studies) awarded Plasser & Theurer the GreenTech Award in 2020 for inventiveness demonstrably promoting climate protection or for ideas conducive to adapting to climate change. The company received the award thanks to its numerous patents for innovations that contribute significantly to climate protection. The E³ generation of track construction and maintenance machines uses the electrical energy from the contact wire and battery power for the working drive, reducing local emissions – of both pollutants and noise – to a minimum on the worksite.
In cooperation with an external partner, Plasser & Theurer has compiled a carbon footprint report for the last three years (2019–2021).
We have calculated our corporate carbon footprint to pursue the following goals:
- Status quo concerning Plasser & Theurer’s carbon footprint according to GHG protocol as a basis for the years to come
- Increased networking within the company regarding sustainability, as carbon savings and the underlying measures are a joint effort
- Basis for strategically controlling CO2 emissions as well as taking control of the challenges and potential associated with that
Plasser & Theurer is pursuing the goal of pushing for more rail transport and optimising these routes from both an environmental and economic perspective. By opting for special train travel, the company has chosen the less cost-efficient option in order to reduce the number of lorries on roads.
As the first step in the value-added chain, procurement plays an important role in the selection of materials and suppliers. Sustainable procurement integrates social, ethical and environmental criteria into the supplier selection process.
An important procurement indicator for Plasser & Theurer is focusing on regional procurement. In the end, regional procurement and short transport routes also benefits the environment, which also allows us to keep transport emissions low.
* Data as of 2021