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What do the numbers say?
Based on our semi-annual consumption data, our carbon footprint for Scope 1 in 2023 is estimated at 34,718 tonnes of CO2 equivalents. Scope 1* includes our direct CO2 emissions caused by our own sources such as the building, transportation, or production-related activities.
While this represents a modest decrease of 1.6% compared to 2022, we must be honest and o acknowledge that this is 0.4% above our set target. These figures remind us that the road to sustainability is not a straight line, but rather a path with challenges.
A positivedevelopement: the carbon footprint per unit of revenue generated has decreased to 77 grams per euro. This represents an almost 10% reduction compared to the previous year.
Emission sources and goals
Digging deeper into the sources of our emissions, we find that our vehicles contribute nearly 6% to our total emissions, while trucks are responsible for just over 36%. Gas consumption, on the other hand, accounts for less than 1% of our total Scope 1 footprint.
Our goal to completely reduce emissions from our vehicles by 2030 remains unchanged. Although it appears that emissions in 2023 may slightly exceed the target, we have confidence in the electrification efforts that will become increasingly visible in the coming years.
For our trucks, we have a similar ambition : by 2040, we aim to have a zero-emission fleet. In the short term, we are considering transitioning to alternative fuels such as B100 or HVO to reduce emissions. In the long term, electrification is also being considered as a sustainable solution.
Our sustainable vision
While our interim results challenge us, we are determined to reduce our ecological footprint and make a positive impact on the world.
We would like to thank our employees, customers and partners for their support and commitment to our sustainability goals. Together, we are working towards a cleaner and greener future for all of us.
* An organization's carbon footprint is determined by various 'scopes' according to the Greenhouse Gas Protocol. Scope 1 includes direct emissions from internal and operational activities, such as vehicles and heating. Scope 2 encompasses indirect emissions from external energy generation, while Scope 3 includes indirect emissions from other companies' activities, such as raw material extraction and business travel. These scopes help us understand where our responsibilities lie and where we can achieve emission reductions.