Welbilt brand Convotherm has received first place in the ‘Lean and Green Management Awards’ for its entry into the ‘General Production Industry – Small to Midsized Operations’ category.
The ‘Lean and Green Management Award’ is an initiative launched and run by Growtth Consultants Europe and looks to provide a platform for and encourage businesses to showcase and develop their green credentials. 31 companies from 10 countries within Europe participated in this years’ awards, which recognise the most successful approaches to improving resource efficiencies.
Amongst these entrants, Convotherm took top spot in its category following a winning entry detailing the manufacturer’s results in improving resource efficiency and reducing waste throughout the entire facility. These green initiatives stretch across the production plant and the administrative offices based in Eglfing, Germany.
Convotherm’s aim of minimising energy and water consumption has continued into its products too. Its Convotherm 4 combi steamers feature what is said to be a water saving recirculation system for cleaning, as well as the Advanced Closed System (ACS+) to help end users reduce their energy consumption.
Stefan Dorsch, director of operations at Convotherm said: “We are extremely honoured to receive this ‘Lean and Green Management Award’ as it recognises our commitment to protect the environment in both the products we manufacture as well as the facilities where we produce them.
“Our commitment to sustainability and using our resources efficiently throughout our entire operation is very important to us so we are delighted to be recognised within the industry for our company ethos! Congratulations to the entire Convotherm team for this outstanding achievement!”
For over 15 years, the Convotherm factory and offices in Eglfing, Germany has aimed to ensure the environment is a priority. It was one of the first companies in Germany to successfully comply with the ISO 12001 environmental standard in 2000.
In 2010, the production site met all of its heating needs through a nearby biomass heating plant cooperative. Two years later, Convotherm earned certification in the ISO 50001 energy management standard and was also awarded first place in the ‘Sustainable Catering Equipment Manufacturer’ category at the Footprint Awards.
The most recent practice put in place to reinforce its green status, include avoiding on-peak times to optimise production capacity lowering compressed air losses by 30%.