Energy efficiency and energy management have already been important topics in the maintenance concept during the functional design of the printing centre Moerfelden. With the implementation and certification of the energy management system ISO 50001 this voluntary commitment became part of our investment decisions and our long- and medium term strategy.


Certificate 2017

Our company is certified according to the guidelines of the Forest Stewardship Council (FSC®). The FSC® is a non- governmental, not-for-profit organisation committed to using our forests in an environmentally friendly, socially responsible and economically sustainable way. This contributes to better worldwide forest cultivation. Companies certified according to FSC® guidelines are allowed to mark their products with the corresponding seal. The »Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung« – like many of our products – has printed on 100% recycled newsprint for many years.


Beside this we are part of the climate initiative of Bundesverband Druck. Now we are able to calculate the carbon dioxide (CO2) that comes out during the production of newspapers by dint of a special tool. If desired, we inform our customers about the values. Of course we are interested in keeping the turnout of CO2 as low as possible to preserve the environment. Furthermore we offer our customers a compensation of the emerged emissions by the organisation First Climate through buying CO2- to finance energy-projects. This faciliation reduces the CO2 emission in the same proportion as it was required for the production of the newspaper. The arrangements of First Climate are all accepted as environmental improvements by the UN. We are one of the first printing plants who offers this kind of service.