Cake and dessert manufacturer Erlenbacher is on the way to hitting its C02 reduction targets, having significantly decreased its usage of heating oil and fresh water.

The firm, which supplies to the foodservice industry, said it had embarked on a mission to become increasingly sustainable, and reduce its carbon footprint.

With the help of the German Centre for Sustainable Corporate Management (ZNU) of Witten-Herdecke University, Erlenbacher is working to handle its natural resources in an ecological manner.

So far, it has reduced its heating oil by 25%, and its fresh water consumption by 38%. Erlenbacher has also installed new and more energy-efficient washing machines.