The Group collected data relevant to the key figures at the 32 most important production sites worldwide, which account for about 80% of Group sales and more than 90% of all employees. In the 2014 reporting year, energy consumption across the Group decreased year on year by 6%, in spite of a 4% rise in sales. This encouraging development was based on energy-saving measures at Kuhn Group, Bucher Municipal and Bucher Specials, as well as a mild winter in Europe. The 2% decrease in CO2emissions at Group level was less marked than the fall in energy consumption owing to the increase in energy requirements in countries with CO2-intensive production. The key figures for employees showed little change.
The sustainability report and GRI index contain interesting details about sustainability projects and activities at Group level and in the divisions. The GRI Index is published as a separate document. This can be downloaded, together with the Sustainability Report 2014, here from the Bucher Industries website. As part of our commitment to sustainability we will not be issuing a print publication.
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Bucher Industries is a global technology group with leading market positions in speciality areas of mechanical and vehicle engineering. The company's operations include specialised agricultural machinery, municipal vehicles, hydraulic components, manufacturing equipment for the glass container industry and for wine and fruit juice production, as well as automation technology. The group's shares are traded on the SIX Swiss Exchange (SIX: BUCN).