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 dramatic results. In 2011 the CO2 emissions per employee were 30% lower than in 2007. Eneco offsets its unavoidable emissions by buying Gold Standard CO2 certificates, so making our internal operations climate-neutral since 2008.
Eneco aims to achieve 50% lower CO2 emissions per employee by 2013 in relation to 2007. Eneco’s sustainable headquarters makes a substantial contribution to this aim, as does our development of sustainable mobility solutions, our introduction of electric cars and our wider use of Eneco Ecogas® as a replacement for natural gas. Sustainable purchasing is also a core aspect of our sustainable operations. We now buy in our indirect goods in a sustainable way, and we are developing a far-reaching sustainable purchasing policy that will give our entire purchasing chain an enormous impetus for sustainability.
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.