Promoting environmental and climate protection measures in processes, products and projects is a top priority at thyssenkrupp Marine Systems. We consider the impact of our production and products over the entire life cycle through to disposal or the ability to recycle the products and return them to the economic cycle.
The responsible use of all resources is firmly integrated into the engineering process at thyssenkrupp Marine Systems. Our products have always been designed and built with the efficient and effective use of resources in mind. Energy efficiency is part of our DNA and is continuously developed and optimized in the area of research and development.
But not only our products stand for energy efficiency and sustainable applications. We are also optimizing our production processes and examining how we can further reduce our CO2 emissions. This includes sustainable production methods as well as green heat supply, for example by converting our combined heat and power plant to use hydrogen at our Kiel site. In addition to our own energy generation, we will also be purchasing green district heating from 2028/2029. Our agenda includes the testing of photovoltaic systems at our sites, green space management, and the conversion of our vehicle fleet to electric drives. The goal is to become one of the greenest shipyards in Europe.
One focus of our activities for the sustainable transformation of shipping is the provision of low-emission energy systems. With more than 30 years of experience, we offer fuel cell technology as the most suitable technology for the sustainable energy transition in shipping. Sustainably produced and used hydrogen will play a decisive role in this. We can actively apply our unique knowledge in military markets as well as in civil markets to serve new paradigms.
In addition to hydrogen technologies, our product portfolio offers a range of flexibly deployable technology and in-depth knowledge. Both will be harnessed for previously unserved applications to generate a substantial civilian and sustainable product share. Offering sustainable, innovative products, technologies and services accompanies our path to sustainability on the world's oceans.
We underline our commitment to climate protection and sustainability by striving to certify all our locations in energy management according to ISO 50001 and in environmental management systems according to ISO 14001, thus demonstrating our active commitment to the environment and nature. The continuous, independent review of our standards and processes, our measures to protect the environment and our use of resources guarantees that we achieve the objectives we have set.