Environmental Indicators

Safety gloves (uvex safety gloves)
Reduction of the amount of paste returned for disposal in three Rubiflex systems (product group XG coating). In the coating process, dripping paste is collected and returned to the dip tank with the paste.
Consumption per  pair 2018/19 2019/20 2020/21 Change in % on previous year
Primary energy (kWh) 0,484 0,572 0,566 -1%
of which CO2-neutral % 100% 100% 100% 0%
Secondary energy (kWh) 0,277 0,306 0,293 -4%
of which CO2-neutral % 100% 100% 100% 0%
Water (litres) 3,895 4,459 4,331 -3%
Total Waste (kg) 0,032 0,043 0,036 -17%
of which direct recycling 16% 16% 14% -3%
relative CO2-emissions (kg) 0,023 0,026 0,026 -2%
Safety glasses (uvex Arbeitsschutz)
New energy-optimized injection moulding systems and flood cells. As a result of the increased energy-efficiency of the adiabatic free cooler, more water is used / defect in a system in the factory.
Consumption per unit 2018/19 2019/20 2020/21 Change in % on previous year
Primary energy (kWh) 0,070 0,061 0,062 3%
of which CO2-neutral % 100% 100% 100% 0%
Secondary energy (kWh) 0,492 0,430 0,409 -5%
of which CO2-neutral % 100% 100% 100% 0%
Water (litres) 0,233 0,315 0,474 51%
Total Waste (kg) 0,022 0,016 0,017 6%
of which direct recycling 36% 55% 62% 7%
relative CO2-emissions (kg) 0,017 0,015 0,014 -4%
Laser safety eyewear (laservision)
Consumption per unit 2018/19 2019/20 2020/21 Change in % on previous year
Primary energy (kWh) 3,026 3,526 -100%
of which CO2-neutral % 100% 100%
Secondary energy (kWh) 4,453 4,324 3,345 -23%
of which CO2-neutral % 100% 100% 100% 0%
Water (litres) 5,258 4,824 5,156 -7%
Total Waste (kg)
of which direct recycling
relative CO2-emissions (kg) 0,224 0,2360,100

-57%

Following the move into a new building, no more primary energy has been required since financial year 2020/21 as heating is obtained via electricity. A move into a new, renovated building together with short-time working hours also saw secondary energy consumption decline in financial year 2020/21.

Safety footwear (uvex safety Cagi)
Primary energy is only used for building heating and consumption increased due to the longer and colder winter of 2020. The increased production figures led to efficiency gains – particularly in terms of the specific energy consumption per pair of safety shoes manufactured. Water is only used for sanitary facilities. The volume of waste fell in financial year 2020/21 after raw material deliveries were switched from IBC containers to tankers.
Consumption per pairs 2018/19 2019/20 2020/21 Change in % on previous year
Primary energy (kWh) 0,552 0,535 0,569 6%
of which CO2-neutral % 0%100% 100% 0%
Secondary energy (kWh) 1,780 1,914 1,786 -7%
of which CO2-neutral % 100% 100% 100% 0%
Water (litres) 0,622 0,661 0,693 5%
Total Waste (kg) 0,419 0,440 0,405 -8%
of which direct recycling 36% 33% 36% 3%
relative CO2-emissions (kg) 0,186 0,075 0,072 -4%
Ear protection (Swedsafe)
Consumption per 100 pair 2018/19 2019/20 2020/21 Change in % on previous year
Primary energy (kWh)
of which CO2-neutral %
Secondary energy (kWh) 0,276 0,312 0,602 93%
of which CO2-neutral % 100% 100% 100% 0%
Water (litres) 0,185 0,159 0,21535%
Total Waste (kg) 0,0130,013 0,026 106%
of which direct recycling 26% 17% 16% -1%
relative CO2-emissions (kg) 0,009 0,010 0,018 86%
Following a move to a new, larger building, the specific energy and water consumption in financial year 2020/21 will have increased, while the volume of waste will likewise rise after the old location was departed. Water consumption (for sanitary facilities) will rise as the new location covers double the area. Leaving the old location will result in one-off increased waste volumes (disposal of renovation waste from the old building).
Safety goggles and helmets (uvex Kunshan)
Absolute increase in volume of waste = 1t. Disposal of production waste => overall waste volume at a very low level.
Consumption per unit 2018/19 2019/20 2020/21 Change in % on previous year
Primary energy (kWh)
of which CO2-neutral %
Secondary energy (kWh) 0,882 0,892 1,24339%
of which CO2-neutral %
Water (litres) 1,408 1,095 1,215 11%
Total Waste (kg) 0,012 0,018 0,025 40%
of which direct recycling 100% 100% 100% 0%
relative CO2-emissions (kg) 0,738 0,747 1,040 39%
Skiing, cycling, riding helmets (BSA Obernzell)
Consumption per unit 2018/19 2019/20 2020/21 Change in % on previous year
Primary energy (kWh) 8,621 8,665 8,558 -1%
of which CO2-neutral % 100% 100% 100% 0%
Secondary energy (kWh) 1,808 1,780 1,902 7%
of which CO2-neutral % 100% 100% 100% 0%
Water (litres) 18,738 19,348 20,104 4%
Total Waste (kg) 0,283 0,286 0,266 -7%
of which direct recycling 82% 78% 77% -1%
relative CO2-emissions (kg) 0,313 0,313 0,314 0%
With an increase in production volume of 27% and the introduction of a third production shift, the energy consumption per unit was almost the same as in the previous year. CO2 emissions per unit remained on a par with the prior year. By switching on a third steam boiler at the end of the financial year, water consumption per unit increased by 4%.
Ski goggles and helmets, eyewear (uvex sports Lederdorn)
Reduction of electricity consumption per unit by replacing hydraulic to electric spraying machines and by increasing production volumes.
Consumption per unit 2018/19 2019/20 2020/21 Change in % on previous year
Primary energy (kWh) 0,162 0,121 0,113 -7%
of which CO2-neutral %
Secondary energy (kWh) 0,243 0,213 0,167 -22%
of which CO2-neutral % 100% 100% 100% 0%
Water (litres) 0,1720,127 0,110 -14%
Total Waste (kg) 0,019 0,024 0,024 1%
of which direct recycling 61% 49% 59% 20%
relative CO2-emissions (kg) 0,057 0,044 0,040 -9%
Ski goggles and eyewear (uvex sports CR)
Consumption per unit 2018/19 2019/20 2020/21 Change in % on previous year
Primary energy (kWh) 0,173 0,095 0,089 -6%
of which CO2-neutral %
Secondary energy (kWh) 0,189 0,102 0,079 -22%
of which CO2-neutral % 10%10% 8% -20%
Water (litres) 0,423 0,234 0,160 -32%
Total Waste (kg) 0,035 0,020 0,015 -24%
of which direct recycling 30% 37% 40% 6%
relative CO2-emissions (kg) 0,240 0,130 0,107 -18%
The Nyrkso plant in the Czech Republic essentially functions as an extended workbench where mainly manual activities are performed. Due to higher production volumes at the uvex sports group, energy consumption per unit was significantly reduced at the Nyrsko plant.
CO2 emissions by division (in tons)
 
  2018/19 2019/20 2020/21
uvex safety group 2.635 2.284 2.135
uvex sports group 1.713 1.584 1.594
Filtral group 218 204 180
uvex Winter Holding 200 179 164
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