As a company, we are generally interested in working as sustainably as possible: we want to make our contribution to a better environment. In the meantime, more and more customers are also asking us questions, they are interested in our ecological footprint and want to know what efforts we are making for more sustainability. In addition, detailed reporting on companies’ CO2 emissions will be mandatory in the future. The leading industry standard is the Greenhouse Gas Protocol (GHG Protocol). This protocol shows requirements and offers guidelines, for example for companies (but also for cities or individual products) to be able to prepare a report.
In our current measurement by Planetly, emissions were divided into three major areas: The first area is emissions from “controlled sources”. This includes, for example, our company vehicles or the consumption of our buildings. The second area is “indirect emissions through the purchase of energy”. Put simply, this includes the purchase of electricity or gas for our offices and warehouses. The third area includes “indirect emissions from the supply chain”. In addition to the actual supply chain, which includes the transport and processing of commodities, this also includes waste generated in the company, business trips or the commute of employees to the workplace.
The next step is for the software to calculate for the rest of the sites. This will enable us to plan and implement measures for the entire company because in order to contain the climate catastrophe, it is important that each individual and the company as a whole reduce CO2 consumption in a multi-stage process. This is the only way to achieve the required global net zero emissions.