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02/04/2014 | Deutsche Lufthansa:With the aid of innovative software, LSG Sky Chefs has lowered the amount of energy and electricity used by its dishwashing lines at 65 locations worldwide

SIMBA is currently in use at 65 LSG Sky Chefs locations worldwide. Data is captured at as many as 16 points per dishwashing line and evaluated, and is then available in real time. If defined target values are exceeded, alarm signals are sent to the relevant service technician, thus enabling a immediate response to any deviations. Thanks to SIMBA, reductions in energy and water use are instantly apparent. 

A very promising follow-up project was launched in September 2012. In the process, the highest energy consumers such as air conditioning and heating systems were connected to SIMBA and monitored. LSG Sky Chefs, the global market leader in airline catering expects this latest version of SIMBA to bring about a further, five per cent reduction in energy consumption in the long term. 

LSG Sky Chefs developed the SIMBA software in-house. Alongside quality and innovation, sustainability is an important component of LSG Sky Chefs’ corporate strategy. Catering – from preparing to delivering food – is an energy-intensive business. Improving process efficiency reduces costs and also helps to save the environment. In August 2012, LSG Sky Chefs received the “Fraport Energy Award” in the category “Highest Savings” for conserving resources.

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Forum for Sustainable Development of German Business e.V.

econsense is an association of leading, globally active companies and organisations of German business specializing in the area of sustainable development and corporate social responsibility (CSR). Founded in 2000 on the initiative of the Federation of German Industries (BDI), the goal of econsense is to provide a dialogue platform and think tank, with the dual objectives of advancing sustainable development in business and assuming social responsibility.