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CARBON EMISSION.

Our ambition: Minimising Bechtle’s carbon footprint

As a company, we strive to embrace sustainability in every aspect of our business, including our environmental footprint. As we tackle the issue of CO2 emissions, we have surveyed the energy flows in our organisation and determined the amount of carbon we release into the air in order to design targeted measures and effectively reduce our carbon footprint. This page provides a breakdown of our carbon footprint and highlights our goals and how we are going to achieve them.

 

 

Our carbon footprint

This chart illustrates in which areas Bechtle generates CO2 emissions.

 

CO2 Preformance ladder

 

Commitment

Bechtle has made the following commitment regarding the reduction of CO2 emissions:

 

Based on our insights into the consumption of electricity and fuels at Bechtle, as well as associated carbon emissions, we pledge to implement structural measures to achieve a considerable reduction in both consumption and CO2 output.

 

Collaboration

Bechtle has worked with experts from KVGM to realise the target footprint reduction and has also signed up to the Sustainable Supplier platform: https://www.duurzameleverancier.nl.
 

This platform suggests a number of useful tools that can be used to help reduce CO2 emissions In addition, CO2 performance and objectives are shared on the SKAO site: www.skao.nl 

Goals

We aim to reduce our carbon footprint by 35% by the year 2020 through the following measures:

  • Purchase green electricity (wind, hydro or solar energy) generated in the Netherlands in order to completely eliminate scope 2 emissions associated with electricity consumption.
  • Reduce electricity consumption by using LED lighting and green IT resources.
  • Reduce fuel consumption by using fuel-efficient lease cars and encouraging fuel-efficient driving, including e.g. optimal tyre pressure. A target of 5% reduction in fuel consumption is the equivalent of a 2% reduction in overall CO2 emissions.