Sustainability at Klasmann-Deilmann
Sustainability is central to our corporate strategy. We report comprehensively and transparently about our activities. We want the public to be aware of the way in which we have placed sustainability firmly at the forefront of our business practices. And we want to remain the most sustainable company in the substrate industry.
Climate performance in 2015
On the basis of corporate data for the 2015 financial year we have, for the third time, commissioned the calculation of a carbon footprint at both company and product levels. It was audited and verified by SGS United Kingdom Ltd. (Cheshire, UK) with regard to its assumptions, function and internal logic in accordance with the ISO 14064–1 standard and at a limited level of assurance.
Below, emission levels are given for 2015 compared with the ‘base year’ of 2013 in t CO2e. More detailed information is given in our latest Sustainability Report.
- 2015: 107,380 t CO2e
- 2013: 125,182 t CO2e
- 2015: 20,544 t CO2e
- 2013: 21,071 t CO2e
- 2015: 74,326 t CO2e
- 2013: 65,441 t CO2e
- 2015: 43,209 t CO2e
- 2013: 42,678 t CO2e
Other emission sources
- 2015: 25,134 t CO2e
- 2013: 18,018 t CO2e
Carbon footprint for the company as a whole
- 2015: 270,593 t CO2e
- 2013: 272,390 t CO2e
A ‘positive’ carbon footprint (including only carbon-positive measures) has also been drawn up for 2015. It discloses how many emissions from fossil energy sources such as coal, oil and gas are avoided by the use of our renewable energy sources, and captured by forest resources. Compared with the ‘base year’ (2013), avoided emissions increased from 10,467 t CO2e (2013) to 18,885 t CO2e (2015).
Product carbon footprint
The data for the corporate carbon footprint can be converted for individual products, creating product carbon footprints (PCFs). Further details of the ‘cradle to gate’ and ‘cradle to grave’ system boundaries are given in our latest Sustainability Report.
‘Base substrate’ (recipe no. 413) on the basis of white peat
- 46.68 kg CO2e/m3 „cradle to gate”
- 210.02 kg CO2e/m3 „cradle to grave”
‘Potgrond P’ (recipe no. 002) on the basis of black peat
- 37.15 kg CO2e/m3 „cradle to gate”
- 256.59 kg CO2e/m3 „cradle to grave”
‘KKS organic tray substrate’ (recipe no. 062) on the basis of black and white peat
- 59.40 kg CO2e/m3 „cradle to gate”
- 206.83 kg CO2e/m3 „cradle to grave”
‘Seedling substrate‘ (recipe no. 080) on the basis of black peat, white peat and coco pith
- 40.74 kg CO2e/m3 „cradle to gate”
- 182.63 kg CO2e/m3 „cradle to grave”
‘BP substrate’ (recipe no. 698) on the basis of a blend of black and white peat with wood fibre
- 33.60 kg CO2e/m3 „cradle to gate”
- 170.37 kg CO2e/m3 „cradle to grave”