Taking responsibility together
The effects of global warming are becoming increasingly present and affect us all. Waiting is out of place here – what we need is action. We too are aware of our responsibility and want to protect our beautiful home on our blue planet. That is why we have launched the exciting project “Perimeter Protection Goes Green”. First, we had an independent testing institute determine our current CO2 footprint.
We have taken this as the starting-point for our further action and decided on two paths. On the one hand, we form an internal “PPG Energy Team”, which identifies and implements potential for CO2 savings. On the other hand, we would like to compensate the CO2 emissions that we cannot reduce or over which we have no influence through environmental projects. This enables us to be a climate-neutral company and continue to act sustainably.
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 7,847.7 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.
The project covers a total of 21,298 ha of land previously grazed by beef cattle on which forest plantations were established to produce high quality, long-lived wood products and store large quantities of carbon dioxide from the atmosphere.
Project activity will deliver 4,463.88 GWh of energy annually and a peak output of 1000 MW all year round. This will delay the need to build a coal, gas or oil fired thermal power plant of similar capacity to supply the regional fossil fuel based regional power grid, which will reduce greenhouse gas emissions in the atmosphere.
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