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.

Extrac­tion are­as

  • 2015: 107,380 t CO2e
  • 2013: 125,182 t CO2e

Ener­gy con­sump­ti­on

  • 2015: 20,544 t CO2e
  • 2013: 21,071 t CO2e


  • 2015: 74,326 t CO2e
  • 2013: 65,441 t CO2e

Exter­nal sup­pliers

  • 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

Emis­si­ons avo­idan­ce

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”