Sustainability in action at Andermatt

The Andermatt Group is committed to the vision of healthy food and a healthy environment, for all.

Our commitment is realized through our quality product range and extends to the industries in which are active; agriculture, home and gardens, and animal husbandry. Additionally, we aim to align our vision to the culture, behavior and choices made within our organization. For example, we recognize that building materials, transport modes, and the organization of work processes all have a direct impact on CO2 emissions, and we are committed to reducing these.

Swiss companies of the Andermatt Group set the pace

As part of the Grossdietwil expansion, a 7 600 m2 building has been constructed largely of wood from indigenous trees, binding 980 tons of CO2. In addition, Andermatt Service AG installed 15 ground probes to generate geothermal heating and cooling. Five electric cars have been acquired by Andermatt Biocontrol Suisse AG, allowing field staff to cover 100,000 km a year using electricity instead of petrol. Moreover, recent production efficiencies implemented in two insect cultivation sites has achieved a saving of 20 – 30% on raw materials. Further plans include the installation of an additional 245 kWp photovoltaic system in 2024.

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Andermatt facilities, Grossdietwil, Switzerland

Andermatt Manufacturing companies championing change

The installation of a 350 kWp photovoltaic system is underway in Biofa GmbH, Germany. This will be supplemented by four e-charging stations and an e-vehicle in the company’s fleet.

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Also in Germany, ABiTEP GmbH, participated in a research project to develop more sustainable bio-based iron and phosphorous fertilizers, avoiding plastic inputs. The recent results from the project, suggest prototypes using Bacillus strains worked best; for more info visit SUSFERT.    

Andermatt Canada, is now sourcing raw materials and expendable materials locally, saving 2,265 km of transport per delivery. In addition, colony (production) waste has been reduced by 10%.

In South Africa, Andermatt PHP has expanded rapidly to meet growing global demands. Despite an increase of up to 73% in production volumes, a 10% reduction in their electricity requirement from coal-based networks has been achieved with a newly installed photovoltaic system. The company is in the process of phasing out the use of plastic containers (used to supply local and African markets) with recyclable, flexible HDPE doypacks.

Significant efficiency savings in space, transport and water usage have also been achieved by biostimulant manufacturing company, Andermatt Madumbi (South Africa). In one example, the increased concentration resulted in a saving of 70% of the original amount of plastic that would have been used to cover the same number of hectares.

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This is only the start: Future commitments.

The Andermatt Group aims to achieve net-zero greenhouse gas emissions by 2040.

The calculation of the entire Group’s 2023 greenhouse gas emissions is underway. Using the internationally recognised “Green House Gas Protocol” the foundation score will provide a measure on which to improve, grow and commit. Every Andermatt employee’s input and commitment will be required to achieve this target.

We invite and challenge other companies to do the same.

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