Sustainability & responsibility at Brunner

Taking responsibility is part of our self-image. We take responsibility for our products and processes, for our employees, customers and partners, as well as for society and the environment.

In a well thought-out and consistently implemented overall concept, we use regenerative energy and promote energy efficiency.

How we implement it

Our contribution for a better future

Sustainable energy production

  • Heat recovery of process heat
  • Environmentally friendly cooling of process heat via natural watercourses
  • no use of fossil fuels, instead we use heat recovery and renewable raw materials
  • Solar panels on the company roofs

CO2 reduction

When selecting a fleet vehicles, CO2 emissions are taken into account and the existing fleet is gradually replaced by energy-saving models or electric cars.


We offer our customers the possibility to recycle used moulds. Resources are conserved because materials are separated during disposal and fed into the material cycle for reuse.

Latest news on the subject of sustainability

January of this year sees BRUNNER start a long-term research project with external partners. The aim of this project is to establish a recycling procedure that receives EU certification, so that moulds certified for use for contact with foodstuffs can be produced from used chocolate moulds.

The topic of sustainability has been extremely important for us here at BRUNNER for many years now. Here you can read about what we have already successfully implemented in recent years, and also what we plan for the future.

Our sustainability mindset has been very important to Brunner for many years. For this reason the residual materials left over from production have for many decades been separated on site and sent for recycling as part of the materials cycle. Thanks to their long service life, our high quality moulds also play a part in conserving resources. We've also provided a solution for the recycling of our used moulds for many years.


Reducing our CO2 output has been important to us for a long time. Even 10 years ago we invested in heat recovery and comprehensive building insulation. Other milestones followed, such as switching from oil heating to woodchip district heating in 2009, and the use of green electricity since 2012. This allowed us to reduce our CO2 emissions by more than 80%.

Die Verringerung unseres CO2 Ausstoßes liegt uns schon lange am Herzen. Bereits vor über 10 Jahre haben wir in Wärmerückgewinnung und umfangreiche Gebäudeisolierung investiert. Meilensteine waren danach die Umstellung der Ölheizung auf „Hackschnitzel“- Fernwärme in 2009 und der Bezug von Ökostrom seit 2012. Dadurch konnten die von uns verursachten C02 Emissionen um über 80% reduziert werden.

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