We also calculate the positive CO2 effects facilitated for our customers through the use of our products. We combine this figure with our own CO2 emissions, then use this enablement factor to measure our overall performance in relation to climate protection. According to this figure, the positive CO2 effects facilitated Europe-wide for our customers were 21 percent higher in 2017 than our own CO2 emissions (enablement factor of 1.21 to 1).
The positive CO2 effects facilitated for our customers through the use of our products and solutions rose from 8.6 to 12.8 million tons in 2017. The main drivers for this development were the three categories audio conferencing, ride sharing and accommodation sharing which were not yet reported in the previous year. The strong increase in the use of our emission-reducing products and services (+ 3.5 million tons), especially in the segments connected car (+ 1.5 million tons), broadband services (+ 0.7 million tons) and smart logistics (+ 0.4 million tons) were also significant for this development.
ESG KPI2 effects facilitated for our customers.enablement factor: positive CO
You can find further information about the Enablement Factor ESG KPI here.Reporting against standards
Information on the enablement factor is relevant for GRI Indicator GRI 305-5 (Reduction of Greenhouse Gas Emissions). The information is relevant for the EFFAS KPI S13-01 (Intermodality). It is furthermore relevant for criterion 13 (Climate-relevant emissions and objectives) of the German Sustainability Codex. It is also used for reporting on the Global Compact principles 7 (Precautionary approach) and 8 (Promoting environmental responsibility).