Proven added value for the environment
It is the year two a spart of our project „Perimeter Protection goes GREEN“. What we have starteted in 2020 is gradually bearing fruit. Thus, last year, we were able to reduce the company’s CO2 emissions, including the entire value chain, by 19% to 6,362 tons. A first success that encourages us tob e on the right track.
We would like to continue to compensate emissions over which we do not have direct influence on, through environmental projects. Due to our conscious action and this compensation of our greenhouse gases, we are again certified as „climate neutral company“.
The Bujagali Hydropower Project is a hydropower plant on the Victoria Nile in the Republic of Uganda. The power plant contributes to a 90% share of renewable energy in Uganda’s power grid, making the country one of the cleanest power producers in the world.
The purpose oft he project activity ist he construction and operation of a new 228 MW natural gas power plant. The projekt activity reduces the anthropogenic greenhouse gas emissions into the atmosphere due to the use of a less greenhouse gas-intensive fuel (natural gas) and a much more efficient power generation compared to coal due tot he combined cycle power plant operation. The project activity is thus helping to reduce grennhouse gas emissions and the energy deficit in the southern grid.
To determine our CO2 footprint, we have asked an independent testing institute to examine our company up to the entire supply chain. The total CO2 emissions were divided into the following three categories:
Under SCOPE 1, all direct CO2 emissions were recorded that arise directly in the company or from our own business activities.
SCOPE 2 includes all indirect CO2 emissions that are associated with the provision of grid-bound energy (electricity and heat) by the energy suppliers.
SCOPE 3 covers all other indirect CO2 emissions. These arise from upstream and downstream company activities/process stages and are therefore not under our direct control.
CO2 Emission in tons
With the result of 6,392 tons of CO2 emissions we are in the middle of the industry, but it was important for us to become a CO2-neutral company from the very beginning. In order to achieve our goal, we have chosen the following two paths:
Internally, we are setting up a “PPG Energy Team”, which identifies CO2 saving potentials throughout the company and then plans and implements appropriate activities. This enables us to directly influence the results in Scope 1 and Scope 2 and thus reduce our CO2 emissions in the future.
Unfortunately, we have no direct influence on the largest part, Scope 3. In order to fulfil our responsibility, we want to support environmental projects in countries that are already most affected by climate change. At the same time, the local people are given a long-term, socially better life.
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