A pilot project with TÜV SÜD confirms BayWa r.e. as an energy transition pioneer
BayWa r.e. is one of the first companies to have been awarded the "Energy transition pioneer" certificate by TÜV SÜD. TÜV SÜD awarded the certificate to BayWa r.e. and two other companies during a special event held in Munich.
As part of the pilot project aimed at the development of the new TÜV seal, BayWa r.e. and its individual subsidiaries were subjected to a thorough audit. The audit included all business sectors, including projects, technical and commercial operations management, technical consulting as well as energy trading, the sale of green electricity and eco gas, plus innovative self-sufficiency concepts. The catalogue of criteria included products and services, as well as the company's ecological and sustainable orientation.
Critical factors for assessment are the depth to which the energy transition aims are rooted in company aims and business plans. Detailed criteria, such as the proportion of renewables in the overall energy mix, the consumption of raw materials and primary energy, energy efficiency and flexible energy supply systems also play their part. The certification attests to the fact that BayWa r.e. shows an above average commitment in all of these areas. "We're thrilled with this certification and recognise it as confirmation of our steadfast expansion of practical solutions and services focused on the deployment of renewables. As a provider of comprehensive services we are continually striving to offer our customers individual solutions from a single source", says Matthias Taft, Chairman of the Management Board of BayWa r.e. "This certification focuses not only on individual products, but also assesses the company orientation and activities concerning the energy transition", emphasises Klaus Nürnberger, Carbon Management Service Department of TÜV SÜD Industrie Service GmbH.
In addition to product certifications, such as OK-Power and those awarded by the Eco Test foundation (Sept. 2014), our green electricity and eco gas products are now also certified as part of the "Energy transition pioneer" company certification scheme. Taft adds: "Customers buying green power or eco gas from us now have a confirmation from an independent body that they are not only buying an ecologically sound product, but that these products are delivered by a company that is totally committed to the energy transition in all of its areas of activity". For further details on our green electricity and eco gas product range, see www.baywa-ökoenergie.de.
About BayWa r.e. renewable energy GmbH:
BayWa r.e. renewable energy GmbH, a wholly owned subsidiary of BayWa AG, is responsible for BayWa group’s renewable energy business. BayWa r.e. was founded in 2009 and is based in Munich. It acts as a holding company for various business interests in the areas of solar, wind energy, bio-energy and geothermal energy.
BayWa r.e.’s business activities range from project development and realisation to PV trade and consulting services. The company covers the entire spectrum of a professional technical plant support service, including maintenance. It can also undertake the commercial operations management of plants. The range of services also includes trading of renewable energy power, trading in biomethane as well as the sale of eco power and eco gas to private and commercial customers. The company has an international focus with its core markets in Europe and the USA.
BayWa AG (Munich) is a listed trading company operating on an international platform. Its main business sectors are agriculture, energy and building materials.