||RARENA Dr. Ralf Resch Sustainability Consulting|
Our own carbon footprint for 2022 equals to 0.532t 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). Because of the investment in a new UPS, material constitutes again the biggest block, though lower in absolute figures than in 2021 (when the old pc had to be replaced). Business travel was relatively low in absolute terms (840 km by train, 800 km by car), yet slightly higher than in 2021.
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. This continuing analysis is the basis to find potentials for further greenhouse gas reductions, in particular to replace fossil fuels.
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 2021 (German language only).