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Wimex Group announces major progress in sustainability:

Self-sufficiency through self-produced electricity in the greenhouse

The Wimex Group presents a new sustainability report. The report, which is the fourth since 2016, covers the years 2021 and 2022 as the time period. "On the more than 110 pages, we document how we, as an agricultural company, are facing the challenges of climate change in order to combine food security with sustainable and successful business operations," says Ulrich Wagner, Managing Director of the Wimex Group.

Even more than in previous years, the current report is based on the standards of the Global Reporting Initiative (GRI). "With the help of the GRI guidelines, we first identified the 20 or so topics on which we as a company have a particular influence or which are of great relevance to us," explains Alexander Pohl, Sustainability Officer at Wimex. On this basis, this year's report will also serve as a reference against which the success of future sustainability efforts in the company can be measured. "We want to make ourselves more comparable, internally for ourselves, but also externally," says Alexander Pohl. Now, the report can be viewed online on the company's website at www.wimex-group.com/nachhaltigkeit.

Great progress in the last two years
As a central goal, sustainability is now anchored in the Wimex Group's guiding principles. "It is thus part of our corporate strategy. We also take these parameters into account when making investments and decisions," explains Ulrich Wagner. In addition, he says, the topic has become a fixed component of management conferences and employee training courses. "For us, sustainability is a must if we want to remain competitive as a company in the long term," the CEO emphasizes. "But the trick is to master the balancing act between economic framework conditions and sustainability goals."

In the two years since the last report, the company has made great progress toward these goals: for example, in converting the barns with a view to greater animal welfare in poultry farming or with the entry into regenerative agriculture to preserve the soil.

Self-sufficiency through self-produced electricity
"Technology and innovation play an important role in achieving our sustainability goals," explains Ulrich Wagner. Digitalization and automation make it possible, for example, to irrigate plants in the greenhouse with pinpoint accuracy and thus save water or to apply crop protection products specifically where they are needed - instead of applying them across the board. In terms of energy supply, the Wimex Group is becoming increasingly independent of energy imports and thus also of fossil fuels, says the CEO: "We can therefore decarbonize our value chains ourselves by generating our own electricity in our biogas plant or with solar panels. In addition, we will continue to drive and optimize our circular economy because it is our ambition to achieve sustainability goals faster than the policy dictates and to involve and inspire our stakeholders in the process."

He added that with the new sustainability report, the Wimex Group now has a resilient foundation on which to continue driving forward its transformations.

For more information:
WIMEX Agrarprodukte Import und Export GmbH
Office Regenstauf
Peter-Henlein-Stra├če 1
93128 Regenstauf
Tel.: +49 (0)9402 9307 233
[email protected]
www.wimex-group.com
https://boerdegarten.de/

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