Our objective is to increase energy efficiency and lower energy costs throughout the company. Since the beginning of the reporting period 2016/17, we have implemented the Energy Ordinance for Bulk Users as part of the government's Energy Strategy 2015 with regard to environmental protection and energy efficiency. This regulation stipulates achieving a 20% increase in efficiency in energy consumption within ten years.
We will clearly meet these targets within the framework of the universal target agreement. Against this background, we are entitled to use the label "Energy and CO2-reduced" since 2017. Particularly in production, we have undertaken major efforts to save on energy costs. For example, the installation of heat pumps has made Ypsomed independent of fossil fuels. We use the thermal waste from the air compressors for heating in the buildings to replace gas. Measures such as these have led to decreasing CO2 intensity by 40% per annum in key sections.