Roth trainees qualify as energy scouts


As part of a project by the Chamber of Commerce of Lahn-Dill, trainees from the businesses of the region were recently given the opportunity to receive further training as energy scouts. Two of Roth Industries’ trainees took part in the initiative.

Personnel manager Michael Donges is convinced of the value of this idea: “We’re encouraging trainees to achieve the extra qualification as energy scout. With a structured awareness of energy and environment issues, workers are more attentive when moving about the business, equipping them to detect potential energy savings and thus contribute to the success of the company.” The two new energy scouts at Roth are Florian Dörr, a trainee electronic technician in his second year of training at Roth Composite Machinery in Steffenberg, and Florian Schmidt, who is undergoing his third year of training in industrial management at Roth Werke in Buchenau.
The two attended three Chamber of Commerce workshops on the basics of renewable energies, on how to present potential energy savings for industrial purposes and on how to work with measurement devices. At the end of the process they were given the opportunity to try out their newly acquired skills under the supervision of Roth Energy manager Volker Hedderich as part of a practical project on electromobility, and to present their work at the Lahn-Dill Chamber of Commerce stand at a trade fair in Dillenburg. For Dörr and Schmidt this is only the beginning – from now on they will be able to use their structured awareness of the energy and resource efficiency matters to find potential improvements and to pass on these opportunities to the company.

The need for active environmental protection is firmly anchored within the basic values of the Roth Group. The manufacturer has been EMAS (Eco-Management and Audit Scheme) certified since 2010, which is why it has developed its own environmental management system with ambitious targets across a number of categories. You can find Roth’s environmental declaration at