Feed equipment builder signs climate deal

22-12-2015 | |
Feed equipment builder signs climate deal
Feed equipment builder signs climate deal

Manufacturer of coolers and dryers for the feed industry – Geelen Counterflow – has signed on to The Paris Pledge For Action.

The pledge is an initiative of the COP21 French Presidency. L’Appel de Paris, or The Paris Pledge for Action, brings together a multitude of voices on an unprecedented scale with a single, collective statement:

“We welcome the adoption of a new, universal climate agreement at COP 21 in Paris, which is a critical step on the path to solving climate change. We pledge our support to ensuring that the level of ambition set by the agreement is met or exceeded.”

Sander Geelen, Managing Director of Geelen Counterflow: “We have signed this pledge  because man-made global warming is an urgent threat to the world we leave to our children and because the feed- and food industry that we are active in can and must play an important role in solving this problem, as confirmed by the signing of this pledge by companies such as Mars, Nestlé, Unilever, Kellog, Arla, Danone, Coca Cola, DSM, BASF, Tesco, Carrefour, etc.”

Read more about the company’s new office, build with sustainability in mind
Geelen Counterflow in Haelen, the Netherlands has received a Five Star “outstanding” BREEAM-NL certificate for the design of their new office.

“We must change course urgently. Our new energy-plus-office is an example of what is now possible. A much bigger challenge is to develop technology that helps our customers to reduce their ecological footprint. Every dryer we supply to the feed- and food industry consumes on average the same amount of energy as 300-500 households. Most of the energy currently is from natural gas. We can have a major impact on the carbon footprint of the feed- and food industry and we are determined to take that responsibility seriously.”

Emmy Koeleman Freelance editor