Business model

The business model illustrates Bühler’s value creation process for its customers, employees, bondholders, business partners, and owners and underscores its aim to balance humanity, nature, and economy in every decision as it develops solutions that unlock sustainable business opportunities in the global food, feed, and automotive industries.  

 

leadership
strategy
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solutions
This comprises Bühler's plants all over the world.
equipment
This encompasses Bühler's Single Machine Business.
training
Bühler Services deliver customer success across the whole asset lifecycle.
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Input

Economy

141 mCHF

R&D expenses

38 mCHF

Investments into asset base

Nature

596,549 GJ

Energy consumption

302,916

Water withdrawn

33,700 tons

Raw materials

Humanity

12,489

Employees

542

Apprentices

30

Diversity & Inclusion trainings given

Output

Economy

2.70 bCHF

Turnover

146 mCHF

EBIT

47.2 %

Equity ratio

329 mCHF

Net liquidity

Nature

13,911,107 tons

Waste generated

886,795 tons of CO₂e

CO₂ emissions (incl. energy)

170.5 tons of CO₂e

Energy savings per plant

Humanity

0,89

Work-related injuries per 100 FTE (TRI rate)

65 %

Apprentices employed

300

Diversity & Inclusion trainings attendance

4

Management trainees

Input Economy

141 mCHF

R&D expenses

38 mCHF

Investments into asset base

Output Economy

2.70 bCHF

Turnover

146 mCHF

EBIT

47.2 %

Equity ratio

329 mCHF

Net liquidity

Input Nature

596,549 GJ

Energy consumption

302,916

Water withdrawn

33,700 tons

Raw materials

Output Nature

13,911,107 tons

Waste generated

886,795 tons of CO₂e

CO₂ emissions (incl. energy)

170.5 tons of CO₂e

Energy savings per plant

Input Humanity

12,489

Employees

542

Apprentices

30

Diversity & Inclusion trainings given

Output Humanity

0,89

Work-related injuries per 100 FTE (TRI rate)

65 %

Apprentices employed

300

Diversity & Inclusion trainings attendance

4

Management trainees

  • Natural capital
    This includes resources such as water, fossil fuels, solar energy, crops and carbon sinks, which cannot be replaced and are essential to the functioning of the economy as a whole.
  • Human capital
    The skills and know-how of an organization’s personnel, in addition to their commitment and motivation — which affect their ability to fulfill their roles.
  • Social and relationship capital
    This encompasses the relationships – and attendant resources – between an organization and all its stakeholders, including communities, governments, suppliers and customers.
  • Manufactured capital
    This encompasses physical infrastructure or technology pertaining to this, such as equipment and tools.
  • Intellectual capital
    This accounts for the intangibles associated with brand and reputation, in addition to patents, copyrights, organizational systems and related procedures.
  • Financial capital
    The traditional yardstick of performance, this capital includes funds obtained through financing or generated by means of productivity.

Input

Economy

141 mCHF

R&D expenses

38 mCHF

Investments into asset base

Nature

596,549 GJ

Energy consumption

302,916

Water withdrawn

33,700 tons

Raw materials

Humanity

12,489

Employees

542

Apprentices

30

Diversity & Inclusion trainings given

Output

Economy

2.70 bCHF

Turnover

146 mCHF

EBIT

47.2 %

Equity ratio

329 mCHF

Net liquidity

Nature

13,911,107 tons

Waste generated

886,795 tons of CO₂e

CO₂ emissions (incl. energy)

170.5 tons of CO₂e

Energy savings per plant

Humanity

0,89

Work-related injuries per 100 FTE (TRI rate)

65 %

Apprentices employed

300

Diversity & Inclusion trainings attendance

4

Management trainees

Input Economy

141 mCHF

R&D expenses

38 mCHF

Investments into asset base

Output Economy

2.70 bCHF

Turnover

146 mCHF

EBIT

47.2 %

Equity ratio

329 mCHF

Net liquidity

Input Nature

596,549 GJ

Energy consumption

302,916

Water withdrawn

33,700 tons

Raw materials

Output Nature

13,911,107 tons

Waste generated

886,795 tons of CO₂e

CO₂ emissions (incl. energy)

170.5 tons of CO₂e

Energy savings per plant

Input Humanity

12,489

Employees

542

Apprentices

30

Diversity & Inclusion trainings given

Output Humanity

0,89

Work-related injuries per 100 FTE (TRI rate)

65 %

Apprentices employed

300

Diversity & Inclusion trainings attendance

4

Management trainees

This includes resources such as water, fossil fuels, solar energy, crops and carbon sinks, which cannot be replaced and are essential to the functioning of the economy as a whole.
The skills and know-how of an organization’s personnel, in addition to their commitment and motivation — which affect their ability to fulfill their roles.
This encompasses the relationships – and attendant resources – between an organization and all its stakeholders, including communities, governments, suppliers and customers.
This encompasses physical infrastructure or technology pertaining to this, such as equipment and tools.
This accounts for the intangibles associated with brand and reputation, in addition to patents, copyrights, organizational systems and related procedures.
The traditional yardstick of performance, this capital includes funds obtained through financing or generated by means of productivity.

Sustainability activities

Ian Roberts, Chief Technology Officer (CTO) explains how Bühler accelerated its sustainability activities in 2021, balancing nature, humanity, and economy in every decision. All businesses and functions put sustainability programs in place. The 2021 financial results tell us that Bühler’s model of bringing nature-, humanity-, and society-friendly solutions to market results in the desired economic development. The company is well on track to have solutions ready to multiply by 2025 that will reduce energy, water, and waste by 50% in the value chains of its customers. The goal to be a net zero company by 2030 is being driven very strongly by Manufacturing, Logistics & Supply Chain (MLS), which established a clear baseline and actions. Bühler is also supporting its customers in their net zero journeys and has evaluated the impact of its technologies and solutions in 13 value chains and 35 key solutions thus far. Bühler’s service portfolio is accelerating in terms of growth and number of services offered, and this too is optimizing the installed base of the technologies of our customers, improving efficiency, and reducing the C0₂ footprint. Watch the video to learn more about how Bühler will drive its net zero and 50% reduction targets going forward.