Key Performance Indicators to criteria 13

Key Performance Indicator GRI SRS-305-1: Direct (Scope 1) GHG emissions
The reporting organization shall report the following information:

a. Gross direct (Scope 1) GHG emissions in metric tons of CO2 equivalent.

b. Gases included in the calculation; whether CO2, CH4, N2O, HFCs, PFCs, SF6, NF3 or all.

c. Biogenic CO2 emissions in metric tons of CO2 equivalent.

d. Base year for the calculation, if applicable, including:
i. the rationale for choosing it;
ii. emissions in the base year;
iii. the context for any significant changes in emissions that triggered recalculations of base year emissions.

e. Source of the emission factors and the global warming potential (GWP) rates used, or a reference to the GWP source.

f. Consolidation approach for emissions; whether equity share, financial control, or operational control.

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

Direct GHG emissions
Scope 1  
  2018
Diesel  (t CO2 e) 149 
Petrol  (t CO2 e) 80 
Gas (CNL) (t CO2 e) 158 
Total (t CO2 e) 387 t

The data collection and calculation were carried out in accordance with the GHG Protocol (
http://ghgprotocol.org/). The emission factors from IPCC were used

Key Performance Indicator GRI SRS-305-2: Energy indirect (Scope 2) GHG emissions
The reporting organization shall report the following information:

a. Gross location-based energy indirect (Scope 2) GHG emissions in metric tons of CO2 equivalent.

b. If applicable, gross market-based energy indirect (Scope 2) GHG emissions in metric tons of CO2 equivalent.

c. If available, the gases included in the calculation; whether CO2, CH4, N2O, HFCs, PFCs, SF6, NF3, or all.

d. Base year for the calculation, if applicable, including:
i. the rationale for choosing it;
ii. emissions in the base year;
iii. the context for any significant changes in emissions that triggered recalculations of base year emissions.

e. Source of the emission factors and the global warming potential (GWP) rates used, or a reference to the GWP source.

f. Consolidation approach for emissions; whether equity share, financial control, or operational control.

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

Scope 2  
  2018
Electricity Sulzbach  (t CO2 e) 192 
Electricity Butzbach (t CO2 e) 496 
District heating Sulzbach 66 
Total (t CO2 e) 754 t
The data collection and calculation was carried out in accordance with the GHG Protocol (http://ghgprotocol.org/). The emission factors from ecoinvent (https://www.ecoinvent.org/) were used.

Key Performance Indicator GRI SRS-305-3: Other indirect (Scope 3) GHG emissions
The reporting organization shall report the following information:

a. Gross other indirect (Scope 3) GHG emissions in metric tons of CO2 equivalent.

b. If available, the gases included in the calculation; whether CO2, CH4, N2O, HFCs, PFCs, SF6, NF3, or all.

c. Biogenic CO2 emissions in metric tons of CO2 equivalent.

d. Other indirect (Scope 3) GHG emissions categories and activities included in the calculation.

e. Base year for the calculation, if applicable, including:
i. the rationale for choosing it;
ii. emissions in the base year;
iii. the context for any significant changes in emissions that triggered recalculations of base year emissions.

f. Source of the emission factors and the global warming potential (GWP) rates used, or a reference to the GWP source.

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

Scope 3  
  2018
Purchased goods (t CO2 e) 36,863.00
Upstream transportation (t CO2 e) 7,826.00
Downstream transportation (t CO2 e) 6,386.00
End of life of sold products (t CO2 e) 2,946.00
Business travel (t CO2 e) 1,449.00
Employee commuting (t CO2 e) 1,298.00
Waste (t CO2 e) 757.00
Upstream energy (t CO2 e) 121.00
Total (t CO2 e) 57,646.00

The data collection and calculation was carried out in accordance with the GHG Protocol (
http://ghgprotocol.org/).

Key Performance Indicator GRI SRS-305-5: Reduction of GHG emissions
The reporting organization shall report the following information:

a. GHG emissions reduced as a direct result of reduction initiatives, in metric tons of CO2 equivalent.

b. Gases included in the calculation; whether CO2, CH4, N2O, HFCs, PFCs, SF6, NF3, or all.

c. Base year or baseline, including the rationale for choosing it.

d. Scopes in which reductions took place; whether direct (Scope 1), energy indirect (Scope 2), and/or other indirect (Scope 3).

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

Reduction of the GHG emissions CNL Butzbach        
  2015 2016 2017 2018
Absolute (t CO2 e) 1,124 1,009 1,277 1,358
Relative 38 34 38 42
Relative reduction (%) - 10% 12% 11%
Absolute reduction (t CO2 e) - 116 133 122
As a reference value for the relative GHG emissions: Sum of the tonnage in motion from incoming and outgoing goods divided by two.
The calculations were carried out on the basis of the DSLV guideline "Calculation of greenhouse gas emissions in shipping and logistics in accordance with DIN EN 16258" (2nd edition; status: March 2013). 

Reduction of avoidable emissions: 
By disposing of IT hardware via AfB, 4,148 kilograms of
CO2 equivalents were saved in 2018.