In the right direction: our key environmental figures

Our key environmental figures

We have introduced a systematic environmental management system with the aim of consistently reducing our consumption of resources and CO2 emissions. The following key environmental figures refer to the ERGO Group in Germany and abroad.

Direct energy consumption

2015 2014 2013

Direct energy consumption in gigajoules

GJ 577,375 589,443 642,2871

Direct energy consumption by primary energy source

Natural gas

GJ 176,323 172,968 202,0361

Natural gas consumption for CHPs2

GJ 398,847 414,429 439,182

Heating oil

GJ 0 0 0

Fuel for emergency generator

GJ 2,112 1,950 9791

Solar energy

GJ 94 95 901

Direct energy consumption per employee

GJ 20.27 21.04 21.701

1 Slight deviations compared with the report fot the year 2013 have emerged from data corrections in the international ERGO companies.
2 Thermal power station with combined heat and power technology.


Indirect energy consumption

  2015

2014

2013

Indirect energy consumption

GJ 510,676 508,544 584,749

Indirect energy consumption by primary energy source

 
Electricity purchased from outside the Company GJ 108,652 102,185 115,503
Green electricity purchased GJ  163,899 182,213 180,557
District cooling GJ 18,985 22,371 26,979
District heating GJ 219,140 201,775 261,710
Indirect energy consumption per employee GJ 17.93 18.15 19.76

Greenhouse gas emissions

 

2015

2014

2013

Greenhouse gas emissions

kg 92,230,528 92,565,386 99,775,6451

Greenhouse gas emissions

Scope 12

kg 43,290,371 43,619,594 45,921,716

Scope 23

kg 38,043,192 39,126,253 42,470,7941

Scope 34

kg 10,896,965 9,819,539 11,383,1351

Greenhouse gas emissions per employee

kg 3,238 3,304 3,3711

1 Slight deviations compared with the roport for the year 2013 have emerged from data corrections in the international ERGO companies.
2 Includes direct energy and business travel by car
3 Includes indirect energy
4 Includes paper, water, waste, business travel by air and rail


Paper consumption1

2015

2014

2013

Total paper consumption

t 674 727 857

Paper consumption per employee

t  0.025 0,027 0,029
1 Printer and copy paper

Recycling paper1

2015

2014

2013

Proportion of total materials used that is recycled

t 315 415 467

Proportion of paper used that is recycled

% 46.8 57.1 54.5
1 Printer and copy paper

Waste by type and disposal method

  2015

2014

2013

Waste

t  6,381 7,231 7,476

Waste by type and method of disposal

 

Recycled materials

t 3,525 4,174 4,769

Incinerated waste

t 1,126 1,284 1,333

Landfill

t 703 5481 472

Specialist waste disposal for reuse/recovery

t 3 4 173

Compost

t 636 684 467

Other waste

t 388 5371 261

Waste per employee

t 0.22 0.26 0.25

1 Increase in waste resulting from renovation and refurbishment measures.

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