This scope concerns emissions from sources for which companies are directly responsible. These include emissions from energy sources, such as natural gas, fuels, coolants, etc., as well as from the company's own vehicle fleet.
Protecting climate.Committing to fewer emissions and a smaller CO2 footprint.
Climate change is real. Protecting the climate is a top priority for our society. We are contributing by setting clear reduction targets, particularly with our ecological footprint.
We will avoid and significantly reduce our GHG emissions by 2030.
We launched our climate protection strategy by gaining an understanding of our various emission sources. We then categorized them into Scope 1-3 emissions in line with the GHG Protocol Corporate Standard. This, in turn, allows us to assign clearly defined and measurable reduction targets across all categories.
Efficient energy consumption
We already use modern technologies to save energy. This includes thermal recovery systems in our production buildings and an ice storage system to automatically regulate the room temperature at our Innovation Campus. In the future, we will expand even further. For example, we are installing photovoltaic systems on the roof of the buildings at our main location in Wedemark near Hanover and have just signed a contract for green cooling that will help us significantly reduce our footprint, Germany, and our production site in Braşov, Romania.
Reducing travel and commute
We have also adapted our guidelines with regard to business travel and office commute – as a strong and directly influencable emissions driver per se – to our reduction targets. By limiting air travel and using public transportation, we can significantly reduce our CO2 footprint every day. A job-bike offer is also available at our main location.
Categorizing our carbon footprint
The GHG Protocol Corporate Standard categorizes greenhouse gas emissions associated with a company's corporate carbon footprint as Scope 1-3 emissions.