Energy: the heart of the solution
The burning of fossil fuels (coal, oil, and gas) is the largest contributor of global greenhouse gas emission. In fact, according to the United Nations, it accounts for almost 90% (!) of all carbon dioxide emissions. Energy consumption really is the heart of the solution to the global challenges of climate change - and it is part of our Scope 2 targets in our Science Based Targets initiative.
4 focus areas
Granted, the greenest energy is the energy we don’t use at all. But there are ways to approach energy without closing productions. At Envases, we have four focus areas when it comes to energy: avoid, reduce, convert, and offset.
At Envases, we want to ensure our production runs as efficiently as possible, so we avoid energy consumption whenever possible, and reduce the amount of energy we consume. Additionally, we will convert our energy consumption to more renewable and greener energy wherever possible. This is both in terms of company cars, trucks, and general electricity usage at our plants, where we have started preparing production lines to run on greener energy.
We have already initiated the installation of solar panels around our plants in Europe, and will continue this work. In Germany, for example, a large portion of the roof will be covered with solar panels.
“With this initiative we save almost 956 tons of CO2 per year, which is almost 20% of our total emission from energy in Germany. We know it is a huge investment, but this is also an investment in our green profile,” says Jochen Massa, VP of Cluster Central.
Understanding scope 2
Envases’ scope 2 emissions refers to our indirect GHG emissions originating from our purchased energy. This is emissions from purchased electricity, steam, heat, and cooling.
At Envases, we agree with IPCC that the climate challenge is a shared global challenge. That is why we joined the Science Based Targets initiative (SBTi), where we have committed to reduce Scope 1 & 2 emissions by 42% by 2030.