Sustainability and eco-friendly are two buzzwords taking the industry by storm. While most foodservice professionals are primarily concerned with food wastage, selecting the right equipment can play a significant role in reducing a kitchen’s green footprint.

Liebherr is serious about environmental responsibility, which is why the company has an ActiveGreen philosophy. ActiveGreen is a corporate mission to achieve the highest energy star ratings and set an example to encourage other manufacturers to be RoHS compliant and reduce their own impact on the environment. The philosophy is implemented throughout the lifespan of Liebherr products, from conception all the way through to manufacturing.

The company has already achieved a number of green milestones. Liebherr was the first manufacturer in the world to meet RoHS compliance and has significantly reduced the use of chemicals, solvents and energy consumption since 2000. CFCs were completely removed from the production process in 1993 – another world first – and all manufacturing facilities feature central waste and resource collection stations. Refrigerants R 290 and R 600a are energy efficient and all packaging materials are recyclable. In addition, any plastics used are labelled for optimum recycling.

Liebherr uses high-quality components to build appliances that are reliable, durable and energy efficient. All manufacturing processes are designed to use resources efficiently, for example, heat generated during manufacture is recycled as heat energy. The company’s European manufacturing sites are all certified in accordance with the international environmental management standard ISO 14001.

When it comes to purchasing new equipment, it’s important to consider the impact it will have on the environment. Liebherr is environmentally aware and focused on boosting sustainability while creating quality products that get the job done.

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