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.
Bern is in close contact with Brussels. Therefore, the HKI Association also cooperates directly with the Swiss authorities.
The requirements from Brussels dominate national legislation within the EU in many areas.
The HKI Association represents the interests of manufacturers of commercial kitchen equipment.
Emissions and environmental protection as a central task of the association
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.
Turn old into new - for the sake of the environment.
Proper operation significantly reduces particulate and other emissions
Standards-based measurement methods ensure comparability. For catering equipment, however, an energy label is counterproductive.
The shortage of skilled workers in commercial kitchens was already precarious before the Corona pandemic. Now it is devastating.
When the investor is not the one paying the electricity bill, investment decisions turn out differently.
When it comes to heating appliances, eco-design has achieved considerable successes. The increasingly ambitious will to regulate comes into conflict with technical feasibility and threatens this important CO2-neutral way of generating heat.
Climate policy is unavoidable. 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 goal-oriented solutions.
Without the increased use of biomass, the ambitious climate targets cannot be achieved