The political focus has broadened in recent years. Whereas in the past the focus was primarily on energy, today the circular economy occupies at least as prominent a place.
We urgently need energy. But as long as it is scarce, expensive and above all harmful to the environment, we must use it responsibly.
Ecodesign is the holistic consideration of the environmental impact of a product. In the past, the focus was primarily on energy, but this has now changed.
Capital flows should follow a greener path.
Established standards for a sustainable combustion process
Sustainable energy across generations
So far, in the area of commercial kitchen appliances, only refrigerators have been affected by the energy label and an eco-design regulation. However, this will probably change in the foreseeable future. The focus is currently on commercial cooking appliances.
In terms of energy efficiency, it is crucial how the user operates the appliances. This is even more crucial than the energy efficiency of the appliances themselves.
Safety through professional installation
Standardisation also provides safety in the area of hygiene.
The importance of standardization in environmental protection lies in the fact that many national and European regulations refer to standards. This helps to relieve the burden on environmental legislation.
Normative requirements and testing for construction and operation
It has long since begun
Standards provide guidance - also in terms of food hygiene
Safety through professional installation
Across topics and sectors, environmental policy is a central field of action for the association - today more than ever!
Our focus is Europe - but we can do even more
When it comes to food, everything has to be safe.
Food and plastics
The Packaging Act is the German implementation of the European Directive 94/62/EC on packaging and packaging waste.
Type testing obligation for all new stoves for the purpose of limit value control of CO emissions and particulate matter
The HKI Association represents the interests of manufacturers of commercial kitchen equipment.
Emissions and environmental protection as a central task of the association
Through its Berlin branch, the HKI is close to political and economic events in the capital and represents the association's positions at the federal political level. In doing so, it is in regular dialogue with decision-makers and lobbyists.
The requirements from Brussels dominate national legislation within the EU in many areas.
Bern is in close contact with Brussels. Therefore, the HKI Association also cooperates directly with the Swiss authorities.
Ecodesign can also be useful for catering equipment. However, a great deal of expertise is required for implementation in order not to do more harm than good. The situation in commercial kitchens is much more complex than in household kitchens and cannot be compared to them.
In terms of energy efficiency, it is crucial how the user utilises the appliances. This is even more decisive than the energy efficiency of the appliances themselves.
Climate policy is essential. However, in many areas there is a need for closer coordination between politics and the respective experts. Only in this way can the necessary expertise be developed in partnership, which is needed for targeted solutions.
Digitisation - but secure!
The planning method of the future -already today
We standardise the language
Standardisation as the basis for networking
HKI maintains an very large network.
Distributed across all media, the association represents the interests of members and the sector and ensures a continuous flow of information
We look after the interests of our members at various trade fairs.
How is the market developing? And how does your own company compare? The statistics provide the answers.
Our training and information events
Anuga in Cologne is the world's leading trade fair for food.
NSF Cooperation - Advantages for members
Important business platform for European manufacturers of fireplaces such as wood-burning stoves, pellet stoves, tiled stoves, heating fireplaces and decorative fireplaces, suppliers and service providers.