7. Control

The company states how and what performance indicators related to sustainability are used in its regular internal planning and control processes. It discloses how suitable processes ensure reliability, comparability and consistency of the data used for internal management and external communication.

To review and compare the environmental and climate effects of its operations, Hamburg Messe und Congress GmbH (HMC) prepared a CO2 balance sheet for the previous year for the first time in 2020, which was audited externally, to validate existing CO2 reduction potential and compensation options. The CO2 balance sheet covers emissions from facility management, employee mobility, business trips, procurement and company logistics pursuant to the generally accepted GHG Protocol (Scope 1 – 3). A software tool designed specifically to ensure reliability, comparability and consistency ensures data quality and manages the readings from approximately 2,000 counters for electricity, heating and cooling, and water.

Furthermore, HMC conducts surveys among its employees every four years. The results of all surveys are correlated to draw conclusions about employee satisfaction.

Other than that, HMC has energy audits according to the German law about energy services and other energy efficiency measures (EDL-G) performed on a regular basis. The last such audit was carried out on 04 December 2019, and the next one is scheduled for December 2023.