||RARENA Dr. Ralf Resch Sustainability Consulting
Our own carbon footprint for 2023 amounts to 0.514 t CO2eq and is composed of the following elements:
Due to the sourcing of green electricity, there are zero scope 2 emissions. The heating share is low due to the usage of a home office in an energetically modernised building (hence no commuting). The largest blocks were business travel (slightly more than 2022) and office heating, followed by material purchases.
Compared with other nonproducing companies, our emissions are fairly low (all figures per capita, related to the number of employees):
The carbon footprint for ORT has been calculated for more than 10 years by us. Several measures, some of them suggested by the employees, have led to a greenhouse gas reduction of over 60% vs. 2012 and an energy cost reduction of 33%. This continuing analysis is the basis to find potentials for further greenhouse gas reductions.
The carbon footprint of GLS, one of the leading sustainable banks in Germany with various initiatives to reduce its environmental impact, is published in their sustainability data report 2022 (German language only).