Our CO2 emissions are largely driven by our electricity consumption. That's why the table below contains very detailed information about the Group numbers for the Scope 2 emissions resulting from our electricity consumption. We differentiate between the established market-based and location-based methods, thereby adhering to the GHG Protocol Scope 2 Guidance.
The market-based method is the leading method in the CR report starting this reporting year. This method is used to calculate emissions with a specific emissions factor (provider factor) per DT company. This factor depends on a company's actual energy procurement (electricity mix); procuring renewable energy (direct purchase, certificates) reduces emissions. a)
In contrast to the market-based method, with the location-based method the emissions factors for the respective country are used (the country mix factor of the International Energy Agency (IEA). A company's actual energy procurement (electricity mix) is hence not taken into account, so neither is the procurement of renewable energy.
For reasons of continuity, we also report the emissions calculated with the previous method. This means that - just like with the location-based method - the IEA factors were used, but that emission reductions from the procurement of renewables (direct purchase, certificates) were also taken into account.
Change compared to last year: The Scope 2 emissions calculated according to the market-based method are about 30% less compared to last year. The decline is primarily due to more favorable supplier factors, the direct purchase of renewables from our national companies in Croatia, the Netherlands and the U.K., and the in part additional recognition of energy certificates (RECS , GOO, PPA) b) at our national companies in Greece, Hungary Germany, Austria as well as in Poland and Slovakia.
By reporting our direct and indirect CO2 emissions (Scope 1 & 2) in accordance with the Greenhouse Gas Protocol, we fully cover the GRI 305-1 (Direct GHG emissions) and GRI 305-2 (Energy indirect GHG emissions) and partially cover the E02-01 (Total Scope 1-3 greenhouse gas emissions) EFFAS indicator. This data is also relevant for criteria 11 and 12 (Usage of natural resources) and 13 (GHG emissions) of the German Sustainability Code. It is also used for reporting on the Global Compact principles 7 (Precautionary approach) and 8 (Promoting environmental responsibility).