Decarbonisation

In 2021 we set the course for further reduction of our energy consumption and a shift in energy sources and technologies on a global scale. As a result, we reduced our greenhouse gas (GHG) emission intensity based on the same scope as in 2020. In the meantime, green electricity represents 82% of our total consumption in 2021 compared to 72% in 2020.

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Targetting to carbon neutrality

In 2021 we set the course for further reduction of our energy consumption and a shift in energy sources and technologies on a global scale. As a result, we reduced our greenhouse gas (GHG) emission intensity based on the same scope as in 2020. With our first phase ambition of a 35% reduction of the joint scopes 1 and 2 greenhouse gas emission intensity by 2030 (vs a 2018 baseline), we successfully used the year to advance on our group-wide decarbonisation roadmap. Given that CO₂ reduction opportunities exist along the entire value chain we started a first evaluation of scope 3 emissions which represent around 62% of our total emissions (indirect emissions). Main drivers in scope 3 is the use of cement in our fibre cement activities, up-stream emissions from fuel and energy related activities, the use of gypsum and paper in our plasterboard activities and the inbound and out bound transport of raw materials and finish products for all activities. We will review and develop this first analysis in 2022 on country and product level on a quantitative approach also including the recently acquired activities of our insulation activities.

Where our CO2 emissions occur

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Scope 1

28.24%


GHG emissions from sources that are directly owned or controlled by the company

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Scope 2

9.64%


GHG emissions resulting from the generation of energy (eg. electricity, heat, steam, etc.) purchased by the company

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Scope 3

62.12%


GHG emissions from sources and activities indirectly related to Etex activities (both upstream and downstream)

 

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GHG emission intensity - 
scope 1 + 2

(t CO₂ e / t of sellable finished goods produced)

 

 

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