Schwarze’s approach to sustainability is built around three dimensions: environmental responsibility, people and community, and governance and ethics. Within each dimension, we have identified specific material topics that help us focus our efforts where they matter most.

At Schwarze, our environmental responsibility covers both the efficient use of natural resources in our facilities and the development of new products with sustainability goals in mind. In our facilities, the primary areas of focus are energy, emissions, water, and waste management, all guided by a corporate environmental policy

Renewable Electricity

A core element of our environmental strategy is to make our facilities more energy-efficient, and this approach has both environmental and financial benefits. The corporate Technical Affairs and Safety team continuously work with the Alamo companies to help them identify opportunities to reduce consumption and lower costs.

Recycled Waste

All the Alamo Group companies are responsible for designing and implementing waste reduction strategies that are tailored to their operations, their geography, and their product lines. Each facility approach includes waste minimization through careful selection of incoming materials, a focus on reuse and recycling, and safe disposal of waste products.


We depend on sustainable access to water to keep our manufacturing operations running, to sustain our heating and cooling systems, to clean our products and facilities, and for sanitation needs within our manufacturing facility.

Carbon Emissions

At the corporate level, Alamo Group tracks and monitors carbon emissions from our operations around the world, looking for trends and opportunities to reduce our environmental impact. Our Technical Affairs and Safety team works with each facility to collect data, provide ideas for improvement, and plan ahead for projects that will reduce emissions. In addition, individual Alamo companies are evaluating their options to mitigate climate-related costs and risks across the value chain. Many are now devising strategies to reduce risk and find competitive advantages as a matter of operational effectiveness. These strategies are grounded with regular energy and carbon emissions tracking so that each facility can be monitored for progress.


Key Metric

Goals by 2025

Renewable Electricity

Above 20% renewable energy

Recycled Waste

Above 85% recycled waste

Water Usage

Below 1.00 cubic meters/metric tons shipped

Scope 1 CO2 Emissions

Below 0.25 metric tons/metric tons shipped

Scope 2 CO2e Emissions

Below 0.60 metric tons/metric tons shipped


Below 6.00 gigajoules/metric tons shipped


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