As pioneers in the development of sustainable solutions, we also work hard on making our own operations more sustainable. We have been measuring the climate footprint of our internal operations since 2007. In that year, the CO2 emissions of the Eneco Group amounted to 33.1 kilotons, which is equivalent to 4.6 tons per employee. To reduce the CO2 emission per employee, our three core companies Stedin, Joulz and Eneco are working on three themes: mobility, premises and paper.
Internal operations climate-neutral since 2008
And we’ve achieved substantial results. In 2012 the CO2 emissions per employee were 37% lower than in 2007. Eneco offsets its unavoidable emissions by buying REDD of Gold Standard CO2 certificates, so making our internal operations climate-neutral since 2008.
Our CO2 reduction objective is included in the agreements Eneco has made with the WWF on the increased sustainability of Eneco’s internal operations. Eneco is the first energy company in the world to be declared a Climate Saver by the WWF. Unfortunately, we won’t achieve the ambitious target we set in 2008 for the Eneco Group for 2013: a reduction of 50% in CO2 emissions compared to 2007. We managed 37% in 2012. However, the agreement we made with the WNF about reducing CO2 emission featured Eneco without Stedin and Joulz; we expect to meet this target.