In order to specify our integrated climate strategy, we are currently working on suitable goals and strategies in the field of renewable energy. One thing is clear - we want to increase the share of renewable energy across the Group and thus reduce our carbon emissions. For this, we want to procure more power from renewable sources, but also buy corresponding power certificates. Where it is possible and sensible, we are already investing in our own power generating systems, such as the construction of cogeneration plants or the installation of solar systems.
Since 2016, we have been capturing the ESG Renewable Energy KPI .The KPI is calculated based on the share of renewable energy in total electricity consumption. This is how it makes our progress in the area transparent. In 2017, the figure was at 41 percent across the Group (33 percent in 2016).
In addition, we have also introduced parameters throughout the Group that can be used to assess electricity procurement at our national companies in terms of sustainability. These parameters help us make our current energy mix transparent and increase the future share of energy obtained from renewable sources.