Greenhouse Gas Emissions
We want to enable our customers to become GHG neutral, fulfilling net zero throughout our value chain by 2050.
At KAEFER, we make a direct contribution to GHG emissions reduction by virtue of the services we provide, designed to improve the efficiency of industrial facilities. With energy prices rising sharply and awareness of the climate crisis rapidly gathering pace, our clients are more conscious than ever of the importance of reducing and eliminating GHG emissions from their industrial processes.
We also have a responsibility to understand and mitigate (or eliminate where possible) our own GHG emissions, released as we provide our services in the form of energy consumption, material production and logistics, and manpower.
Around seventy countries have already committed to become net zero by the middle of the 21st century, comprising around 75% of current global emissions. So, many of our clients are committed to becoming net zero by 2050 at the latest. While we are justifiably excited about the impact we can have in helping them achieve these targets, we also have to set our own goals for GHG emissions. KAEFER is responsible for measuring and reducing GHG emissions across the whole value chain, from our own processes and energy consumption as well as from the processes and energy consumption of our suppliers and clients.
Sustainability commitment To half our emissions by 2030, including emissions produced by our business activities (scope 1) and from purchased electricity (scope 2)
In order to ensure our efforts are targeted and effective, we have defined a group-wide emissions inventory of Scope 1 and 2 GHG emissions and gathered data for the years 2020-2022 to provide us with a baseline and a clear understanding of what we need to achieve in order to fulfil our commitment to half emissions by 2030.
In 2022, we also created a data capture system – providing a comprehensive picture of emissions going forward – and formalised our commitment to reducing KAEFER’s GHG emissions footprint in both our Environmental and ESG Policies.
In the near future, we intend to create a structured approach for setting ambitious, science-based emissions reduction targets. We have begun identifying the main drivers of our footprint worldwide, with a view to agreeing mitigation measures and sharing best practices with our operational entities. We are also working internally on expanding for scope 3 emissions to gradually improve the quality of our reporting regarding our climate footprint in the coming years.
Share of ISO14001 certification is based on annual total operating performance before consolidation.
Figures for 2020 reflect the fact that our business consumed less energy during the COVID pandemic as a result of mobility restrictions. While Scope 1 figures show year-onyear rises, the overall trend offers cause for encouragement since the emission intensity figures based on KAEFER‘s group turnover declined in 2022 compared to the previous reporting year.