Detmold Group commits to solar strategy

Friday, 01 December, 2023

Detmold Group commits to solar strategy

The Detmold Group is increasing its environmental sustainability focus, committing to introduce solar energy to at least one new facility each year for the next three years.

It is beginning with its Regency Park facility, where it has installed its first 99 kW 243-panel system using PV Modules from Tindo Solar. The solar system is now live.

Sascha Detmold Cox, Detmold Group CEO, said the Group is focusing on preserving natural resources, eliminating waste and reducing emissions as part of its sustainability objectives, which will be measured against six positive impact targets.

“We haven’t just committed to being sustainable, we’re actioning it by putting panels on our roof, saving energy and reducing emissions at every opportunity,” Detmold Cox said.

“We will be expanding our implementation of solar each year as we know this is important not just locally, but in our production facilities across Australia and internationally.”

The solar system is designed to prevent 81 tonnes of carbon dioxide being released each year and cut 35% of the site’s carbon emissions annually.

As part of its sustainability objectives, the Detmold Group has also committed to:

  • applying Sustainable Packaging Guidelines to all of its products by 2025;
  • diverting 95% of waste from landfill across all production facilities; and
  • ensuring 80% of fibre used will be forestry-certified or contain recycled content.

The Detmold Group will provide the first annual report measuring against these targets at the end of 2023.

Detmold Cox said the use of sustainable materials in food packaging is a growing priority for businesses and consumers.

“The same applies for medical products and other packaging. We are working towards being a market leader in more than just packaging — it’s about how we manufacture our products and present them to markets here and internationally.”

Tindo Solar, based in Mawson Lakes, manufactures panels that are specifically designed to withstand harsh conditions, humidity and heat.

Tindo Solar CEO Richard Petterson said he was thrilled to collaborate with the Detmold Group on its transition to renewable energy.

“Supporting another great South Australian manufacturer to reduce its carbon emissions and hit its renewable energy targets is an incredibly proud moment for Tindo Solar,” Petterson said.

Image caption: Detmold Group CEO Sascha Detmold Cox with Tindo Solar CEO Richard Petterson. Image courtesy of the Detmold Group.

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