Our response to climate change
Looking at the urgency of climate change and the Viessmann heritage of embracing change makes it crystal clear: we can and must do more to scale sustainable heating, ventilation, cooling solutions for everyone. We can and must do more to make our own operations future-fit. We can and must do more to lead a systems transformation towards net zero buildings. And this is what we aim to do through our climate strategy “LEAP to Net Zero.” which we developed based on scientific frameworks, such as Greenhouse Gas Protocol and Science Based Targets Initiative.
Today, the energy use of our buildings accounts for up to 40 % of greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions globally. Our global population is rapidly growing, reaching 8 billion people by now, demanding resources in the form of energy, materials, water, food and other goods. This leads to stressed and deployed natural systems, while increasing urbanization and the rise of large cities ask for more resources to be built and maintained. Until 2030, 5.5 billion people are expected to live in urban settings. It is clear: The building sector plays an undeniably important role in keeping these developments within planetary boundaries. It is up to all of us in this industry to realize a systems transformation. And with our Viessmann climate strategy "LEAP to Net Zero" we took the first step.