For a better world of cooking

Sustainability - Not just a matter close to our hearts but an integral part of our DNA 

As a family-owned company, active on the market for 75 years, we always think ahead and take action now. That's why sustainability is an integral part of our DNA, starting with development of new ideas for our professional cooking technology and extending across the entire production cycle to the utilisation of renewable energy. As premium manufacturer, we aim to promote sustainable development in our industry using products that save energy and preserve natural resources as well as sustainable packaging. Our target is to achieve carbon neutral production as soon as possible.

We have been working to reduce emissions at MKN for years now. With the latest findings on climate change in mind,  we have set ourselves ambitious climate targets at the company. For example, we purchase green electricity and use our own  photovoltaic system to produce renewable energy.

To continue reducing emissions long term, we have invested in an energy efficient manufacturing plant in the last five years and at the same time optimised our production processes. We have been able to reduce energy consumption significantly and in comparison to 2018 figures have managed  to sink CO2 emissions up to 45 percent in many cases. The next step is to reduce this figure by xx percent by 2025. In doing this, we hope to make our contribution to a climate-friendly future and the ultimate goal of limiting global warming worldwide to 1.5 degrees. For ecological and economical reasons, our appliance are always designed to save resources like electricity and water. High quality materials and durability support this sustainable approach. Whether it's related to our production facility, sustainable building management or packaging – we look at an issue in its entirety  and from all points of view.

MKN Green Stories
Step by step towards a sustainable future


MKN goes green to advocate for protection of the climate, nature and resources and promote social responsibility.

YoungTalent Kevin is our best "Energy Scout"

In this Chamber of Industry and Commerce qualification programme, trainees learn to recognize energy saving potential in their respective companies. At MKN, Kevin Falk investigated whether it was better to leave the Salvagnini system – a state-of-the-art automatic combined punch-laser machine in our production facility on standby or to switch it off at the weekends.

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MKN technology on Africa Mercy ship

The hospital ship has been providing free medical care to developing countries for more than 40 years. MKN premium cooking equipment is used to prepare meals for the constant crew of over 400 volunteers as well as patients.

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MKN supports fundraising for Chiara

She was born in 2020 with an extremely rare lower limb deficiency. To be able to walk on her own, she requires surgery by the US pediatric orthopaedic surgeon, Dr. Dror Paley who is an expert in this field. MKN has made a donation to help make the operation possible.

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Paper envelopes

We have replaced our plastic shipping document and packing list pouches by paper envelopes. These are made from 100 % recycled paper, are completely recyclable and FSC certified (sustainable forest management).

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Saving material by using returnable packaging

Returnable packaging can be used repeatedly and is sent to and from manufacturers and customers. You don't need  cardboard packaging and bubble wrap anymore and this saves resources, time and costs.

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MKN launches own digital broadcast studio

The MKN Digital Center with integrated show kitchen can accomodate filming of live streams, cooking shows, expert talks and individual training sessions. These formats are streamed from here around the world, saving on corporate travel costs.

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For a better world of cooking


Request our new Sustainability White Paper now and learn in detail how MKN premium cooking technology not only reduces electricity and water consumption but also CO2 emissions. We also inform you about how we are integrating environmental protection into the entire value chain and how our Code of Conduct is used as directive for legal and ethically responsible conduct within our company.

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