First Sugar Verified By TÜV-Süd With 43 Percent CO2 Reduction Available From Now On For Industry Customers

Published online: Feb 07, 2024 News
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Südzucker supports B2B sugar customers in their efforts to make their own products more sustainable. To this end, Südzucker offers the new CO2-reduced sugar from the Bavarian sugar factory in Plattling, whose 43 percent lower CO2 footprint has now also been officially verified by TÜV Süd. 

The reduction in the carbon footprint for this limited quantity of sugar is achieved by adding the biogas generated during wastewater treatment in the factory to the production of this quantity of sugar. As a result, the sugar has a 43 percent lower product carbon footprint (PCF) than conventional EU2 white sugar from Plattling, resulting in a footprint of 0.313 t CO2eq per tonne of white sugar. 

TÜV Süd has checked this allocation method of biogas in the production process and verified the CO2 reduction in accordance with DIN EN ISO 14067: 2019 in its verification statement. Based on this verification, Südzucker customers who use this sugar as an ingredient in their products can also allocate this lower PCF in the calculation of their scope 3 CO2eq footprint. 

“We are proud to be the first sugar producer to offer verified CO2-reduced sugar to our industrial customers. The TÜV Süd verification statement means that this 43 percent lower PCF can be counted towards our customers' scope 3 emission reduction targets”, says Otto Brehm, CSO of the Südzucker Sugar Division. “In the future, our customers will be able to offer their products without having to adjust their recipes and at the same time work towards fulfilling their sustainability goals.”