Calculation basis for capturing the status quo ((brief-) climate footprints)

  • Years 2016 and/or 2017 are used as a basis for calculating the total CO2 emissions generated at the locations.
  • System limits: as a matter of principle only the GHG emissions are included that are caused by processes under the operational control of the company; this is the GHG emissions directly caused at the corporate site, e.g. by burning of fossil fuels or coolant leakages; power consumption, distant heating are also factored in.
  • Processing industry: Scope 1 and Scope 2 (direct and indirect energy-related GHG emissions: the emitting operations are under the control of the company)
  • Service provider: Scope 1 and Scope 2 (and if need be business trips (Scope 3), if a crucial item in view of their climate impact)
  • Existing activities on climate neutrality are acknowledged (after verification)

Source: ZNU – Centre for Sustainable Leadership


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