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 11,383,135
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 703 548 472
Specialist waste disposal for reuse/recovery
t 3 4 173
Compost t 636 684 467
Other waste
t 388 537 261
Waste per employee
t 0.22 0.26 0.25
1 Increase in waste resulting from renovation and refurbishment measures.