At its headquarters in Glatten (Germany), Schmalz covers a large part of its energy requirements from its own regenerative sources. The goal is clear: as a positive-energy company, Schmalz in Glatten wants to generate more energy from its own regenerative sources with its own systems than is consumed within the company itself. Looking at the period from 2014 to 2018, the company covers 79 percent of its energy requirements in Glatten from its own resources. The facilities required for this, such as wind turbines and photovoltaic collectors, have been continuously expanded for decades. Other locations such as Japan or the USA also rely on modern energy concepts in order to consume as few resources as possible.
Because the supply of renewable energies at the Glatten site often does not match the electricity demand, a portion of the electricity generated in-house is fed into the public grid or external electricity is purchased from outside. For this purpose, Schmalz has been working for years with Elektrizitätswerke Schönau - a multiple award-winning supplier of CO2-neutral green electricity.