Reduction of CO2 emission 2011
Our CO2 emissions for 2011 have now been calculated - We achieved a 21% reduction!
As a ZEROcompany, Focon is committed to put forward an ambitious and quantifiable climate strategy aimed at reducing our CO2 emissions by a minimum 10 % per year.
In 2010 our emission was 252 tons of CO2. Based on this it was our goal is to reduce our CO2 emissions by at least 10% in 2011. However, we have successfully lowered our CO2 emission substantially more than the targeted 10 %. Our total calculated emission in 2011 is 199 tons of CO2.
A reduction of 53 tons of CO2, or roughly 21 %!
This has been achieved through continuous focus on reducing energy consumption. Our energy consumption is divided into 3 scopes;
- Scope 1: CO2 emission from fossil fuels
- Scope 2: CO2 emission from electricity and heating
- Scope 3: Carbon Accounting In The Supply Chain
In 2011 we have focused on minimizing our CO2 emission from scope 1 and 2. Among other things, we have switched from natural gas to district heating. This has had a very positive effect on our CO2 emission, even though the new system was not introduced until medio 2011. Therefore the full benefit of our conversion to district heating will not be seen until next year.
Furthermore, district heating in the Soenderborg area, where Focon is located, will from February 2012 draw heavily on geothermic heat. This factor will lower our calculated CO2 emission substantially. Read more about Green District Heating here
Replacement / renovation of our ventilation systems for an energy-saving type, which will lower our CO2 emission further. We plan to replace our light sources and management of these, and we are working on employee behaviour regarding standby consumption and driving habits. As Focon make many business trips, our objective is to involve this area from the middle of 2012.
By these energy saving initiatives, we hope to be able to repeat our outstanding result of 2011 again in 2012.