Key Performance Indicators to criteria 11 to 12

Key Performance Indicator GRI SRS-301-1: Materials used
The reporting organization shall report the following information:

a. Total weight or volume of materials that are used to produce and package the organization’s primary products and services during the reporting period, by:
i. non-renewable materials used;
ii. renewable materials used.

Paper at the Sulzbach site:
Paper consumption 2016 2017 2018
Total sheets 1,163,360 967,732 793,904
Sheets/Employee 3,127 2,326 1,842
Reduction compared to previous year n. a. -25 % -20 %

Key Performance Indicator GRI SRS-302-1: Energy consumption
The reporting organization shall report the following information:

a. Total fuel consumption within the organization from non-renewable sources, in joules or multiples, and including fuel types used.

b. Total fuel consumption within the organization from renewable sources, in joules or multiples, and including fuel types used.

c. In joules, watt-hours or multiples, the total:
i. electricity consumption
ii. heating consumption
iii. cooling consumption
iv. steam consumption

d. In joules, watt-hours or multiples, the total:
i. electricity sold
ii. heating sold
iii. cooling sold
iv. steam sold

e. Total energy consumption within the organization, in joules or multiples.

f. Standards, methodologies, assumptions, and/or calculation tools used.

g. Source of the conversion factors used.

52.9% of the electricity used comes from renewable energies. There are no comparative figures for district heating, diesel and petrol for 2018 yet.
The electricity used comes from non-renewable sources and we switched to 100% eco-electricity from renewable sources on 01.01.2019.
The gas used comes from non-renewable sources.
Energy consumption cosnova Sulzbach    
  2015 2018    
Electricity (kWh) 399,356,0 314,723.0    
District heating (kWh) 536,885,0 536,885.0 * No figures for 2018
Diesel (kWh) 14,795.0 14,795.0 * No figures for 2018
Petrol (kWh) 6,199.0 6,199.0 * No figures for 2018
Total (kWh) 957,236.0 872,602.0    

 
       
         
Energy consumption CNL Butzbach      
  2015 2016 2017 2018
Electricity (kWh) 364,459.7 696,140.7 737,375.6 811,183.5
Gas (kWh) 1,325,688.1 920,183.5 821,100.9 780,275.2
Total (kWh) 1,690,147.8 1,616,324.1 1,558,476.6 1,591,458.8

Key Performance Indicator GRI SRS-302-4: Reduction of energy consumption
The reporting organization shall report the following information:

a. Amount of reductions in energy consumption achieved as a direct result of conservation and efficiency initiatives, in joules or multiples.

b. Types of energy included in the reductions; whether fuel, electricity, heating, cooling, steam, or all.

c. Basis for calculating reductions in energy consumption, such as base year or baseline, including the rationale for choosing it.

d. Standards, methodologies, assumptions, and/or calculation tools used.

The electricity consumption per m² at the Sulzbach site has decreased by 35% over the last 3 years (compared to 2015).

Key Performance Indicator GRI SRS-303-3: Water withdrawal
The reporting organization shall report the following information:

a. Total water withdrawal from all areas in megaliters, and a breakdown of this total by the following sources, if applicable:
i. Surface water;
ii. Groundwater;
iii. Seawater;
iv. Produced water;
v. Third-party water.

b. Total water withdrawal from all areas with water stress in megaliters, and a breakdown of this total by the following sources, if applicable:
i. Surface water;
ii. Groundwater;
iii. Seawater;
iv. Produced water;
v. Third-party water, and a breakdown of this total by the withdrawal sources listed in i-iv.

c. A breakdown of total water withdrawal from each of the sources listed in Disclosures 303-3-a and 303-3-b in megaliters by the following categories:
i. Freshwater (≤1,000 mg/L Total Dissolved Solids);
ii. Other water (>1,000 mg/L Total Dissolved Solids).

d. Any contextual information necessary to understand how the data have been compiled, such as any standards, methodologies, and assumptions used.

Due to the fact that cosnova does not produce itself, we do not regard water extraction as a relevant performance indicator.

Key Performance Indicator GRI SRS-306-2: Waste
The reporting organization shall report the following information:

a. Total weight of hazardous waste, with a breakdown by the following disposal methods where applicable:
i. Reuse
ii. Recycling
iii. Composting
iv. Recovery, including energy recovery
v. Incineration (mass burn)
vi. Deep well injection
vii. Landfill
viii. On-site storage
ix. Other (to be specified by the organization)

b. Total weight of non-hazardous waste, with a breakdown by the following disposal methods where applicable:
i. Reuse
ii. Recycling
iii. Composting
iv. Recovery, including energy recovery
v. Incineration (mass burn)
vi. Deep well injection
vii. Landfill
iii. On-site storage
ix. Other (to be specified by the organization)

c. How the waste disposal method has been determined:
i. Disposed of directly by the organization, or otherwise directly confirmed
ii. Information provided by the waste disposal contractor
iii. Organizational defaults of the waste disposal contractor


Waste produced by category:     Waste produced per 100 million units:  
  2016 (t) 2017 (t) 2018 (t)     2016 (t) 2017 (t) 2018 (t)
Paper 214.9 263.8 326.2   Paper 62.9 72.2 90.3
Hazardous goods 295.2 218.5 182.8   Hazardous goods 86.3 59.8 50.6
Residual waste 82.5 117.6 275.6   Residual waste 24.1 32.2 76.3
Plastic materials 55.1 84.4 69.9   Plastic materials 16.1 23.1 19.4
Mixed scrap 2.3 9.1 4.3   Mixed scrap 0.7 2.5 1.2
Wood 11.6 6.5 6.8   Wood 3.4 1.8 1.9




Waste produced by disposal method:  
  2016 (t) 2017 (t) 2018 (t)
Material 239.6 300.0 359.8
Energetic 422.0 399.8 505.7


Waste produced by disposal method per 100 million units:
  2016 (t) 2017 (t) 2018 (t)
Material 70.1 82.1 99.6
Energetic 123.4 109.4 140.0