Disclosure of our carbon footprint
When it comes to the topic of sustainability, we as a company face promising challenges. We are continuously looking for ways to make our production more efficient and environmentally friendly, and to reduce our ecological footprint.
We are proud to have been one of the first Masterbatchers to be certified for determining our carbon footprint.
For this, we determined our company-wide greenhouse gas footprint as well as the greenhouse gas footprint for our products. Both balances are based on the “Greenhouse Gas Protocol”. This takes into account direct emissions resulting from the combustion of gas or heating oil to generate energy on site (Scope 1), indirect emissions based on the provision of energy in the form of district heating and electricity (Scope 2), and indirect other emissions attributable, for example, to raw materials and supplies or the transport of goods (Scope 3). As we have been using exclusively green electricity in our company for several years, the scope 2 emissions are included in the balance sheet at 0%. Of all the company’s greenhouse gas emissions, 97.81% are thus attributable to Scope 3.
The analysis shows in which areas we can now take targeted measures to reduce our CO2 emissions and act more sustainably.