Protection of the environment and of resources
Already since 2002 JAB ANSTOETZ has got involved with "ÖKOPROFIT" (ECOPROFIT), a cooperative approach between regional authorities and local companies providing the participating firms with efficient instruments for environmental management.
In 2004 one of the largest photovoltaic installations in North Germany to date was installed on the flat roof of the headquarters in Bielefeld. With a total surface area of 3,500 square metres, the panels generate electricity equivalent to the consumption of 100 households.
As of December 2011 a block-type thermal power station fuelled by biogas will provide part of the heating the company requires. In the long run, it is planned to shut down the oil-fired heating completely.