History & philosophy

Long before Going-Green was a buzzword

dfge historyDFGE – Institute for energy, ecology and economy – was founded in 1999 as a spin-off of the Technical University Munich (TUM) and provides support regarding ecological sustainability, energy efficiency; international norms and climate protection.

DFGE offers consulting, software and auditing services to companies in order to enable them to realize a green vision and integrate it into their daily business. Our core competency concerns the question whether and how a fruitful combination of ecological and economical concerns is achievable.

Parts of our portfolio are solutions for CO2 management (greenhouse gas balances), corporate carbon footprint calculations and product carbon footprints / LCAs, as well as support during the participation in international rankings and reporting schemes like UN Global Compact, Global Reporting Initiative (GRI), EcoVadis and Carbon Disclosure Project (CDP).

The target of our solutions is to offer a sustainability intelligence platform to companies, made of accurate calculations, transparent reporting and integration into existing environmental systems, which not only helps to manage information about greenhouse gas emissions and other values but also to reduce them.

Increasingly, DFGE supports customers integrally during their implementation of Corporate Social Responsibility.

“Linking ecology and economy is one of the most important targets of our times. Many ecological approaches lack economical practicability. And with the economically cheapest solutions, ecological aspects are often neglected. We examine if and under which conditions this link between these sometimes contrary targets can be achieved – for new products as well as for already realized use cases. DFGE focuses on facts and proposals for their interpretation. Opinions and political assessments are part of the clients’ tasks.”
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Dr.-Ing. Thomas Fleissner, founderDFGE

DFGE References and Partnerships

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DFGE Culture and Values

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Sustainability Intelligence CycleSustainability Intelligence Cycle

DFGE solution portfolio

  • Expertise regarding result sensitivity and valid average values
  • Knowledge of normative and regulatory developments
  • Cross-sectional view on ecology
  • Eco-balances and life cycle analyses
  • Project management
  • Supervision of the implementation
  • Software concepts
  • Development and management of individual analyses for realizable results
  • Support in the compilation of an individual carbon footprint analysis
  • DFGE TopDown Approach for quick and reliable results by means of a recursive and iterative procedure. In order to not only quantify emissions, but also to assess and lower them.
  • Training & workshops
  • Marketing and communication

Your advantages:

  • Being an official partner of many leading reporting initiatives like CDP and EcoVadis, we know their scoring methodology
  • Save time and effort and make use of our expertise
  • We have been accompanying well-known organisations in the realization process of their CSR for many years now; we support them by providing valid responses for a sound communication
  • We can help you in holding your supply chain to account, and we can support your suppliers in their participation in reportings and rankings
  • We support our customers in an integrated way – your CDP participation is just a part of your holistic CSR strategy. Our sustainability intelligence solutions create transparency and synergetic effects, no matter which reporting you take part in.
  • We don’t see ourselves as consultants that make demands on you for months and want to have long lasting projects. Instead, we are coach, consultant and service provider – in order to reduce resources from your side in successfully taking part in CDP.
  • Also, we are not an advertising agency which polishes your data. Our roots are in science, and this is how we work until today.