ServiceCurrent State Analysis, Climate Accounting: CO2 Baseline, Scope 1 and 2, SDG Certification from Bureau Veritas, Development of KPIs & Target Setting, CSR Report and Sustainability Report, Internal SDG Education with SustainX Academy, Governance Structure
Polytech brings sustainable solutions to life that improve the durability and performance of wind turbines. Their solutions protect turbine blades from lightning and erosion, monitor and optimize turbine performance, and protect turbine equipment during transport.
Polytech brings sustainable solutions to life, improving the durability and performance of wind turbines. Founded in 1994, Polytech manufactures leading edge protection, lightning protection, and blade add-ons for wind turbines and provides blade monitoring and optimization.
Today it is a front-runner in wind power innovation and a trusted partner to major players in the wind industry, with locations in Denmark, China, Germany, and Mexico.
Polytech has long realized that what it does right today will benefit tomorrow’s generations. Therefore, it wishes to expand its current climate strategy and systematically drive sustainability efforts as part of the business strategy in the future.
That is also why Polytech and SustainX initiated a partnership in 2021 to strengthen Polytech’s sustainability activities.
HIGHLIGHTS OF THE WORK
First, looking into Polytech’s current market position was essential to have the best conditions for making the future sustainability activities. SustainX conducted a Current State Analysis including activities such as Maturity Matrix, PESTEL, ESG Positioning, and Materiality Assessment.
Second, it was important for Polytech to establish a picture of its CO2e emissions to track the development of its sustainability efforts. Therefore, SustainX collected data to calculate Polytech’s CO2 baseline using the Green House Gas Protocol standard. The baseline will be used to benchmark Polytech’s future sustainable development and include a scope 1 and scope 2 analysis. From a scope 1 and 2 analysis, Polytech can understand which current activities have the highest impact on the environment, making data-based decisions on which initiatives to prioritize.
Third, Polytech works actively with Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) 7, 12, 13, and 14. Polytech employees, therefore, recently completed SustainX Academy’s online courses on the selected SDGs. The intention was to strengthen understanding and motivation of the selected goals and how employees can incorporate relevant activities in their daily work. Before completing the course, employees from Denmark, Germany, China, and Mexico rated their knowledge about SDG 12 to score 3 out of 5. After finishing the course, the employees reported that their knowledge increased from 3 to 4.5 on average. 94% of the participants said that it motivated them in their everyday work that Polytech works actively with the SDGs.
Lastly, on its ambitious journey to expand its current climate strategy, Polytech has developed six sustainability targets to achieve by 2025.