Energy and water consumption
Each year, the hydropower plants of the Getzner Group produce more electricity than the company needs. Getzner Textil therefore makes a considerable contribution to the energy independence of Vorarlberg. The specific electricity consumption is approx. 5 kWh/kg of manufactured cloth. Within the last five years, the specific heat consumption of approx. 16 kWh/kg of cloth has been reduced to 11.5 kWh/kg. Natural gas is the only energy source used for process heat.
Through process modifications and technical measures, it has been possible to reduce the specific amount of generated waste in recent years from over 100 l/kg of manufactured cloth to 70 l/kg.
Consistent process modifications and the use of cutting-edge exhaust systems in the finishing department are improving air emissions all the time.
We are constantly striving to reduce the amount of waste we produce. Packaging waste has been significantly reduced in close partnership with our suppliers and, over a period of three years, we have reduced fabric waste per kg of manufactured cloth by 36 %.
What we think – how we act
We recognise the protection of people, the environment and natural resources as a corporate mission and an opportunity.
In the textile industry, the finishing process generally requires a considerable amount of energy, water and chemicals. We have a unique, forward-thinking environmental policy that enables us to safeguard the company’s location in the long term. We use state-of-the-art technologies to protect people, the environment and natural resources, and regularly implement appropriate measures in a targeted manner.