13. Climate-Relevant Emissions

The company discloses the GHG emissions in accordance with the Greenhouse Gas (GHG) Protocol or standards based on it and states the goals it has set itself to reduce emissions, as well as its results thus far.

The collection of key data at DEKRA in the area of emissions is currently being set up and developed. In 2015, DEKRA’s CO2 emissions stood at 523 kg per employee through electricity and at 1,778 kg per employee through heating (the figures for 2016 are not yet available). In Germany, 39.6% of electricity consumption is covered by renewable energies. DEKRA’s vehicle fleet in Germany caused CO2 emissions of 319 kg per employee in 2016. The average CO2 emissions in g/km of the vehicle fleet in Germany amounted to 126 g in 2016. We have begun to compensate for the CO2 emissions of our vehicle fleet. In 2017, two of our business units offset more than 370 tons of CO2 through CO2 allowances for efficient wood stoves in Ruanda (CDM Gold Standard). In 2016, business travel by German DEKRA employees (flight, rail, rented car) caused CO2 emissions of 189 kg per employee. Almost 2.5 million km in long distance travel by Deutsche Bahn was fully covered (100%) by green electricity in 2016. DEKRA endeavors to optimize its CO2 emissions in an ongoing manner.

Scope: DEKRA Germany excluding DEKRA Arbeit. The energy consumption figures and the associated CO2 emissions (heating, electricity) are based on the results of a detailed energy audit performed in 2015 and correspond to extrapolations derived from this audit. The figures for trips by rail and hired car and flights are based on the analyses of our respective contractual partners (Scope: DEKRA Germany).