CO2 emissions becoming a competitive factor

By the year 2100, average global temperatures will rise by 2.5 degrees compared to the pre-industrial era. This would put the expected increase well above the 1.5 degrees aligned in the Paris Climate Agreement. Thus, many companies have announced that they will produce in a climate-neutral way within the next few years, or that they will produce climate-neutral products in the future. One example is the automotive industry where several major players, such as VW, Daimler and Volvo, have announced that their supply chains will be climate-neutral by 2040 at the latest. Having said that, they are already tightening the requirements for this. For many suppliers, the presentation of a CO2 strategy is a considered a minimum criterion to be shortlisted. Other than that, some components are already required to be produced emission-free. This trend will intensify in the future, and it certainly will have its effect on the machine tool industry, too.


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