CO2 company balances

 2018
CO2 emissions
(in 1.000 kos)
2020
CO2 emissions
(in 1.000 kos)
Reduction of CO2
emissions (in %)
 
Electricity7332-56,16Scope 2, Scope 3
Warmth317295-6,94Scope 1, Scope 3
Cars8345-45,78
Scope 1, Scope 3
Various280198-29,29Scope 1, Scope 3
Total
753

570

-24,22
Container logistics294148-49,66Scope 3
2018 CO2 company balance 2020 CO2 company balance

The comparison of the annual balance sheets shows that significant reductions in CO2 emissions have been achieved, particularly in the areas of cars, electricity and container logistics.

This is the result of the evaluation of our corporate balance sheet according to the methodology of the Green House Gas (=GHG) Protocol Corporate Standard and the GHG Protocol Scope 3 Standard. After the definition of general basic principles (e.g. completeness), possibilities for the organizational delimitation or allocation of greenhouse gases are explained.
Three “scopes” are defined for an operational allocation:

  • Scope 1: Direct greenhouse gas emissions from sources owned or controlled by the company.
    or controlled by the company, e.g. heat, car journeys.
  • Scope 2: energy-related indirect greenhouse gas emissions from the generation
    of electricity, steam, or heating/cooling purchased/m consumed by the company.
    heat/cooling
  • Scope 3: other indirect greenhouse gas emissions, resulting from the company’s
    activities of the company, but come from sources not owned or controlled by the company.
    not owned or controlled by the company; e.g., heat, electricity, waste.

Scopes

 2018
CO2 emissionen per scope in %
2020
CO2 emissionen per scope in %
Scope 161,69
67,12
Scope 28,434,69
Scope 329,8828,18
Total
CO2 emissons p.a. in %
100100

Overall, the share of Scope 1 and Scope 3 greenhouse gas emissions (= GHG) measured against the total amount of emissions in a year has remained fairly constant. However, by purchasing green electricity, we were able to reduce the share of Scope 2 GHG emissions measured against the total amount of GHG emissions by almost 50% in 2020.