At our production location in Kevelaer (Lower Rhine) the production facilities for stand-alone dog and cat food as well as baked goods consume a notable amount of gas and electricity. The discussion on sustainability will show that we all must be conscientious in terms of our responsibility to protect the environment. We want to do this as well as much as we are able and therefore we now produce all of our products with "green power".
Eco-power (green power) is power of which 100% was obtained from renewable energy sources - water, wind, sun or biomass. The power which we consume is primarily obtained from water power.
Because there are no separate networks for traditional electricity and eco-electricity, the it can no longer be physically determined in the power network which type of power is currently being consumed. Therefore there must be a controlled comparison between the generation and the consumption. In our case, what is called the RECS certificate (exact information at www.recs-deutschland.de ).
We ensure that the power generated by us originates from regenerative generation plants because our power utility must redeem a corresponding certificate for each megawatt hour used by us on this quantity. These certificates are issued upon generation of the power by the operator and sold via a data base system to our power supplier and redeemed upon consumption and stamped. This process ensures that at all times the path of any proof of origin is issued can be tracked from generation to certificate redemption. In this way, the amount consumed at the final count always corresponds to the amount of eco-power fed in .
The independent and neutral Öko-Institut e.V., Freiburg monitors and controls the process.