Back to overview 20 augustus 2019

Half-yearly update performance CO2 reduction (20-8-2019)

COâ‚‚ emissions per FTE increased in one year both in scope I (7.5%) and in scope II (2.9%). The increase can be explained by the increasing machine demolition, which replaces hand walking. This is better in terms of health and safety, but this has a negative effect on COâ‚‚ emissions.

Objective

Total COâ‚‚ emissions in 2018 were 3,949 tons. The company has set the objective to reduce COâ‚‚ emissions by 3% in both scope I and scope II, to be realized in 3 years (2018-2020). To achieve this, various actions have been taken to save electricity and reduce fuel consumption, such as investments in equipment with lower fuel consumption and / or hybrid engines, energy-efficient computer systems and screens, automatic lighting and LED lighting, purchasing solar panels and creating awareness of resource use.


Result

COâ‚‚ emissions per FTE increased in one year both in scope I (7.5%) and in scope II (2.9%). The increase can be explained by the increasing machine demolition, which replaces hand walking. This is better in terms of health and safety, but this has a negative effect on COâ‚‚ emissions. In 2018, 8.5% more diesel was consumed than in 2017. We are trying to minimize this negative effect on COâ‚‚ emissions by investing in energy-efficient vehicles / equipment and raising awareness.
The COâ‚‚ emissions have been calculated based on the number of tons of COâ‚‚ per FTE. This was for 2018: 11.34 tons in scope I and 0.70 tons in scope II.


Investments and developments

Investments have been made in the purchase of electric cars and forklift trucks, fuel-efficient trucks, (partly) hybrid crawler cranes and very economical excavators and mobile cranes. All these data influence the outcome of the COâ‚‚ emission. We also reduce our energy consumption by using LED lighting where possible, for example in the workshops.


Future

We realize that a decrease in energy flows not only has beneficial effects on the environment, but also on the image of the company and the wallet. In 2019 we will continue to invest in measures, we will take action and we will participate in (chain) initiatives that will reduce COâ‚‚ emissions.

A local initiative in which we participate is Green Business Club (GBC) Eindhoven Spoorzone. By participating in GBC Eindhoven Spoorzone, we participate in the chain to promote sustainable business operations. This GBC is the driving force behind sustainability in the center of Eindhoven. They believe in the power of cooperation and want to set up concrete sustainable projects that make the area even more attractive and lively. The initiators of GBC Eindhoven Spoorzone are: Heijmans, ProRail, NS, Ernst & Young, Rabobank Eindhoven / Veldhoven and TU Eindhoven. GBC is a platform for organizations that invest in sustainability and sustainable business operations. Business operations that operate in an environmentally responsible manner and innovative methods are developed to reduce environmental impact. The initiative supports suppliers to make sustainability tangible. For this we participate in meetings where experiences for CO ervaringen emissions are shared.

Transparency

Care for the environment is included in the company policy and laid down in the KAM system. In our COâ‚‚ Emission Inventory and the energy management action plan, which are published on our website, all exact data can be viewed regarding our total CO verbruik consumption and our plans to reduce it.