The Challenge

Achieving carbon neutrality across its own operations is one of ABB’s Sustainability Strategy 2030 targets. The Lüdenscheid factory in Germany - a typical energy-intensive industrial multi-purpose site – was chosen as the testbed and first step on this journey.

The Objectives With its Mission to Zero program, ABB aims to turn sustainability ambition into action. The objectives of this inaugural Mission to Zero project were:

  • achieve carbon neutrality across operations at ABB’s own Lüdenscheid factory
  • deliver a proof-of-concept zero-emission factory that acts as a blueprint for other factories
  • deliver a digital energy management blueprint for industry, homes and cities
  • provide a base where customers, partners and ABB R&D collaborate, test products, share ideas, and develop new ways to innovate