Protecting the climate in the eco-industry: How livQ is committed to sustainability
Manufacturers of fermented products on their way to climate neutrality
With the current debates, the topic of climate protection has picked up speed again in recent weeks and months. But not only in politics, but also in companies problems and solutions are discussed more and more often – so also at livQ. The company’s philosophy shows that organic and climate protection go well together.
Quality plays a particularly important role at livQ. For the manufacturer of fermented organic products, this begins with the selection of the raw materials from which the high-quality organic essences are made. “We offer our customers biologically valuable fermented food of special quality,” explains co-founder Renate Ladner. “For us, this also includes taking climate-relevant aspects into account.“
Right from the start, it was a matter of course for the founding team that the company printed in a climate-neutral manner, used public transport and transported goods or raw materials between the locations and even to the customer using freight bikes. Werner Schuegraf can transport up to 300 kg with one load. In addition, the company and the external service providers use green electricity. Resource conservation and energy-saving potential always play a role in the selection of trade fairs and events and the associated requirements.
Since 1 October, livQ has also demonstrated its responsibility towards people, animals, plants and the environment by becoming a member of Bundesverband Naturkost Naturwaren (BNN). The association advocates a holistic understanding of quality and a respectful and cooperative approach within the value chain.
As the next step, the company is now planning the GfRS certification STOP CLIMATE CHANGE. With the certification system, companies can reduce their self-generated greenhouse gas emissions according to standardized and transparent rules. It is awarded by an external certification body and is therefore much more transparent for consumers than other, often own labels. “This is an important step at the right time,” says Ladner. Next year, the company is due to expand and relocate. With this preparation, the course is set in advance.
“For us, climate protection and solidarity with our partners and customers are an integral part of our understanding of high-quality organic products. We will continue to adhere to this philosophy in the future,” sums up Renate Ladner.