Emissions and how we are working to reduce them to a minimumScroll down to read more
Greenhouse gases like methane, PFCs and CO2 contribute to global warming, ozone depletion and climate change. We have made an inventory of our Scope 1, 2 and 3 emissions which strengthens our understanding of the greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions in our value chain. This is a step towards managing emissions-related risks and opportunities and reducing value chain GHG emissions. Of all the greenhouse gases identified, CO2 is the most important one.
Reducing our CO2 emissions by 10% in 2020
Stahl is committed to the goals of the 2015 Paris Climate Agreement, and we have an internal target to reduce our CO2 emissions by 10% by 2020. We expect to reach this goal early. This is in no small part thanks to our commitment to sourcing green energy at our European sites and investing in long-term efficiency gains at our manufacturing sites.
Direct and indirect CO22 emissions (Scope 1, 2 and 3)
Our manufacturing sites emit CO2 by burning fuels like gas, furnace oil and briquettes. Our people also travel by car and plane and our products are shipped by air, rail and road. We also emit CO2 indirectly when we use electricity generated elsewhere that might have caused CO2 emissions.
We calculate these different sources of CO2 emissions in line with the GreenHouse Gas (GHG) protocol. You can find them in the table below.
Our CO2 intensity of our scope 1 and 2 emissions –CO2 emission per tons of product that we produce – improved again in 2018 compared the previous years. Our absolute total CO2 emissions have grown because of acquisitions in the last years.
- Scope 1: Direct GHG emissions are those from sources owned or operationally controlled by the company: company owned or leased cars, other company vehicles and gas and oil used on site.
- Scope 2: Electricity indirect emission sources are those that occur through buying in energy (electricity, steam, heat and cooling) from the grid or district heating or cooling systems.
- Scope 3: All other indirect emission sources.
|Scope 1: Direct GHG emission (metric tons CO2-eq.)*||17,114||16,915||16,924||15,569|
|Scope 2: Electricity Indirect Emission Sources (metric tons CO2-eq.)**||7,119||8,984||18,595||17,759|
Scope 3: Estimation of the other Indirect Emission Sources (CO2-eq. x 1 million)***
These KPI's have been audited and verified by Ernst & Young.
Our CO2 intensity (the amount of CO2 emission per tons of product produced) improved in 2018 compared to previous years.
|CO2 emission Scope 1+2 (in tons)||24,232||25,898||35,519||33,328|
|Total production volume (in tons)||228,440||238,590||207,923||195,646|
1 CO2 intensity / CO2 emissions per production volume = CO2 per tons produced = CO2 scope 1 + scope 2 / production volume
GRI’s definition of Emissions
The GRI standard Emissions addresses emissions into air, which are the discharge of substances from a source into the atmosphere. The greenhouse gas emissions a major contributor to climate change.
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