Environment and climate

Environment and climate

Environment and climate

Environment and climate is one of the cornerstones of our approach to our responsibility.

We have an objective to minimise our impact on both global climate and the local environment through targeted efforts at energy savings, support of green conversion and responsible use of resources in our supply chain.

Since 2009, Toms has been in a Climate Partnership with the energy company Ørsted (formerly DONG Energy).

The purpose of this partnership is to achieve energy savings by reducing energy consumption and reduce our overall impact on the climate from our Danish factories.

We do this by reducing our energy consumption, reducing the use of fossil fuels and transferring our electricity to renewable energy.

Read about how we do this below.

100% green power

100% of the power used across Toms Group is covered by renewable energy produced at European offshore wind farms

A key element in our climate partnership is our procurement of wind power.

In 2011, Toms began purchasing wind power from Ørsted’s offshore wind farms. By 2015, all electricity used at our Danish facilities has been covered by wind power.

From 2019, we have chosen to expand our support for green energy by covering our entire electricity consumption across the group including Denmark, Poland, Germany and Sweden with wind power from Ørsted’s European offshore wind farms.

“Guarantee of Origin” certificates ensure the earmarking of production of wind power equivalent to the volume of our consumption.

Comprehensive energy savings

In 2009, Toms Group entered a climate partnershipwith the energy supplier Ørsted (then DONG Energy). Since then the partnership has helped us achieve energy savings, by reducing energy consumption, and reduce our Danish factories’ overall impact on the climate.

In 2018, we initiated a new project with Ørsted with the ambitious goal of generating comprehensive energy savings at our Danish factories.

With financing and consulting services from Ørsted, we are looking forward to reducing our consumption of electricity, gas and district heating by approx. 20%.

The first part of this project involves replacing the lighting sources in our production and administration.

This will produce annual savings of 1,377 GWh, which corresponds to more than 300 families’ consumption of power.

And as an added benefit, the indoor climate will be improved, which will benefit our employees and our production.

From cocoa shells to energy

An example of our waste management is our use of cocoa shells. As part of our partnership with Ørsted, we use our cocoa shells, a biodegradable waste product in chocolate production, to produce district heating.

The heating is then used in Danish households, thus contributing both to the environment and to savings for Toms.

In 2018, we supplied 306 MT of cocoa shells to Avedøre Power Station. At the power station, the cocoa shells are used as biofuel to produce district heating.

In 2018, the 306 MT of cocoa shells produced district heating equivalent to the annual heat consumption of approx. 80 Danish households.

What about the other parts of Toms' corporate responsibility?

On this page we have described how we work to live up to our responsibilities at one point along our value chain. Read here about our overall approach to our corporate responsibility and how we work for responsibility in other areas of our business as well.

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