The Carbon Code

The Janitza path to carbon neutrality

As a manufacturer of energy measurement technology, Janitza electronics has always had a close connection to the topics of energy supply and energy efficiency.  

Our energy measurement devices make energy flows transparent. This is the most important basis on the way to carbon neutrality. Energy transparency creates clear facts and helps to summarize the complex topic in figures and make it tangible. This means we always know where we stand, where there is potential for improvement and can make important decisions for the future today.

Our Commitment to Carbon Neutrality


    "At a time when the effects of climate change are becoming increasingly tangible, companies have an obligation to actively contribute to the solution of this global problem.

    Janitza, as a company that provides energy measurement devices and solutions for optimized energy use, has a special responsibility in this regard.

    That is why we started to reduce our carbon footprint several years ago, and will continue on this path until we are completely carbon neutral in the near future."

    Rudolf Müller, Managing Director of Janitza electronics GmbH


  • Creating transparency
  • Setting targets and implementing measures
  • Compensating and communicating
    • Creating transparency

      The first step on the road to carbon neutrality is comprehensive transparency regarding carbon emissions. This includes systematically recording and analyzing consumption and the resulting emissions. The data obtained in this way forms the basis for all further measures and makes the success of the measures visible and verifiable.  

      As experts in energy measurement technology, recording carbon emissions in Scope 1 and 2 (i.e. carbon emissions that are generated directly within the company or through purchased energy) is easy for us. Since 2013, energy consumption at Janitza has been recorded and evaluated in detail as part of a certified energy management system.  

      Scope 3 emissions (which are generated within the value chain but outside the company) are more difficult to record. Janitza works closely with ClimatePartner in this area. This collaboration enables us to quantify and assess the carbon emissions of our value chain as accurately as possible.

    • Setting targets and implementing measures

      The second step is to define the company's targets for reducing carbon emissions. Janitza has set itself the goal of achieving carbon neutrality as quickly as possible and, if possible, under its own steam, but by 2030 at the latest. To achieve this, emissions from all three scopes must be reduced as much as possible and the remaining amount offset.

      Every kilowatt hour that is not consumed helps the environment more than financial compensation. In the third step, we therefore implement suitable measures to reduce carbon emissions.

      These range from large-scale projects, such as the commissioning of another photovoltaic system and the conversion of the company fleet to electric cars, to small-scale measures, such as reducing paper printouts.  

      In this way, Janitza has already reduced its own carbon emissions at various levels, always with the aim of achieving further savings in the coming years.

    • Compensating and communicating

      Unavoidable carbon emissions are offset by certified climate protection projects. These projects demonstrably reduce, avoid or bind greenhouse gases and are certified according to international standards such as the Verified Carbon Standard or the Gold Standard.   

      An elementary component of the carbon strategy is proof that the calculations of the emissions are correct and that the compensation projects also make a real, verifiable contribution to climate protection. Clear transparency along the entire path to carbon neutrality is important here. In order to meet this requirement, Janitza has its carbon neutrality certified by an independent institute.


  • Status Quo 2023
    • Status Quo 2023

      2013: Certified energy management system according to ISO 50001

      2016: Expansion of the PV system and heating/air conditioning via heat pump in the then new administration building

      2019: Energy-efficient refurbishment of the research and development building

      2020: Installation of another PV system and increase in efficiency through improved alignment

      2022: Certified carbon-free electricity procurement from hydropower with proof of origin

      2023: Commissioning of another PV system; conversion of logistics to a carbon-neutral transport service provider; installation of e-charging stations; switch to carbon-neutral packaging


      Janitza is in close exchange with various partners and service providers as part of its efforts to achieve greater sustainability and on the path to carbon neutrality.


      • VEA: the German Association of Energy Purchasers (Bundesverband der Energie-Abnehmer e.V.) as an energy consultant for small and medium-sized businesses.
      • Reginee: the VEA's REGIonal Network for EnergyEfficiency and Climate Protection - an association of regional companies with the aim of reducing carbon emissions, sustainably lowering energy costs and tackling the path to climate neutrality.
      • The VEA's Climate-Friendly SME initiative helps small and medium-sized companies to act in a more climate-friendly way and save carbon.
      • The Corporate Network Climate Protection - an IHK platform for companies that want to actively contribute to climate protection and continuously improve their climate protection know-how. - in cooperation with LEA (Landesenergieagentur Hessen)
      • Climate Partner helps to calculate and reduce a company’s carbon emissions and finance climate projects.

      Achieving carbon neutrality requires the involvement of every individual in the company. This is the only way to achieve the ambitious targets in everyday life

      Some examples from Janitza's everyday life:

      Janitza supports the Jobbike. In 2022, our employees covered more than 16,000 km by bike. This corresponds to a carbon saving of 2.6 tons of carbon or 260 trees.

      Resources are conserved by reducing paper printouts and separating waste for recycling.

      The installation and release for use of the e-charging stations offers employees the opportunity to charge their e-vehicles during working hours.

      Various projects have been implemented to save electricity in everyday working life. For example, the lighting was modernized with LEDs and the control system was automated with presence detectors.


      Janitza wants to achieve carbon neutrality as a ClimatePartner-certified company by 2024. But this is only an interim step. In the long term, we want to reduce our carbon emissions to such a low level that we achieve our carbon  neutrality almost exclusively through our own efforts.  

      In the future, Janitza will also increasingly take part in collaborations and specialist forums in order to share its own experiences with other companies and support them on the path to carbon neutrality.  

      Janitza energy measurement devices, in combination with the GridVis® grid visualization software, can already be used to display energy consumption in carbon parameters. We are continuously developing our software in order to offer our customers customized solutions in the future.


Reducing carbon emissions is not only an environmental imperative, but also an economic and social one. Companies bear a significant responsibility in mitigating climate change by promoting sustainable practices and innovations to reduce their environmental footprint while also mobilizing society towards a more sustainable future.


  • Biodiversity: Reduced carbon emissions help preserve biodiversity by slowing climate change and thus habitat loss.
  • Sea level: A rise in global temperatures will cause the polar ice caps to melt, leading to rising sea levels, which could have catastrophic consequences for coastal communities. The lower the temperature increase, the more we can mitigate the consequences.
  • Weather extremes: Reducing emissions can reduce the frequency of extreme weather events such as hurricanes, floods and droughts.


  • Resource efficiency: Reducing carbon emissions, for example through more energy-efficient processes, also minimizes the consumption of other resources.
  • Brand equity: A commitment to sustainability strengthens the brand image and can increase customer loyalty.
  • Regulatory benefits: As global climate agreements progress, early adaptation to lower emissions standards can provide a competitive advantage.


  • Optimizing our energy management makes a significant contribution to reducing our carbon footprint. By consistently implementing our energy strategy, we are well on the way to making our contribution to carbon neutrality. In addition, monitoring of the relevant carbon emissions is being set up to continuously monitor progress and the target direction.

  • Efficient energy management requires not only state-of-the-art technology, but also well-trained employees. Through regular training and workshops, we ensure that our team is always up to date with the latest technology and acts in an energy-conscious manner. Employees can get involved through internal programs to save energy and reduce waste as well as by taking part in training courses and workshops. The general premise is "avoid what can be avoided and optimize what can be optimized".

  • Unavoidable emissions are offset by purchasing carbon certificates or supporting sustainable projects. However, our aim is to reduce these as far as possible and thus achieve carbon neutrality "under our own steam".

  • The work of our energy manager contributes significantly to the success of the project. Progress is communicated through regular updates on our website.

  • We work with environmental organizations such as Climate Partner and industry initiatives such as the Carbon-Mittelstandsinitiative or the Reginee network to achieve our goal of carbon neutrality.

  • Market development: Due to ecological, financial and regulatory advantages, both financial institutions and the general public are including corporate sustainability in their decision-making.

    Our core competence: As a manufacturer of energy measurement technology, we have the key technologies for recording energy consumption and presenting energy flows transparently. Janitza hardware and software solutions therefore play a decisive role in reducing carbon emissions. With Janitza energy measurement technology, companies create the conditions for obtaining and documenting reliable data on energy consumption. Our own company project at the Lahnau site shows that this is possible.

    Based on these two aspects, we anticipate strong demand for our portfolio from our customers and interested parties.

  • In addition to the comprehensive product range of hardware and software in the field of energy management, Janitza is happy to contribute its own experience in the field of energy management, carbon balancing and carbon reduction to customer projects. Our sales staff will be happy to provide further information.