The goal of halving our footprint by 2030 as Concrete Valley continues to grow is in sight. The CO2 emissions inventory 2022 conducted by independent research firm Stapper Duurzaam Advies (scope 1 & 2, ISO-1 14064-1) shows that once again CO2 emissions have fallen significantly.
CO2 performance ladder
The study was conducted by Stapper according to the CO2 performance ladder (methodology of the independent Foundation for Climate Friendly Procurement and Business) within the entire organization of Concrete Valley, which includes WACO, microbeton, mbX, Timber Structures, Concrete Valley Projects and Concrete Valley UK. To determine CO2 emissions, the organization was divided into the office/workshop and mobility sections, both of which were in turn divided into subcategories such as natural gas consumption, electricity consumption, vehicle fleet and air travel. The inventory was first conducted in 2017 which is used as the base year.
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Our Direct and indirect emissions
Within determining total CO2 emissions, five more greenhouse gases are included namely: CH4, N2O, HFCs, PFCs and SF6. To add up the impact of different greenhouse gases, emission figures are converted to CO2 equivalents. The conversion is based on the “Global Warming Potential” (GWP), the degree to which a gas contributes to the greenhouse effect.
In accordance with the protocol, a distinction is made within CO2 emissions in scope 1, scope 2 and scope 3. Scope 1 includes only direct greenhouse gas emissions that we ourselves emit caused by burning fossil fuels. Scope 2 is indirect emissions. This includes electricity, which is the emission released during the production of electricity. Finally, our organization releases indirect CO2 emissions over which we have no influence, such as waste processing by an external party.
In recent years Concrete Valley has put a lot of effort into making the organization more sustainable. This has produced good results. Concrete Valley’s total scope 1 and 2 CO2 emissions were 290.99 tons in 2022 compared to 380.61 tons in 2017, 360.50 tons in 2020 and 337.19 tons in 2021. CO2 emissions per FTE decreased again. In 2020 the average emission was still 6.32 tonsCO2/FTE, in 2021 it was 5.44 tonsCO2/FTE and in 2022 it dropped again to 4.28 tonsCO2/FTE. In 2023, this CO2 emission reduction will earn us a gold CSC certification.
About concrete valley
Concrete Valley Group currently consists of four companies: Timber Structures, Waco, mbX and micro concrete. With the exception of Timber Structures, all companies specialize in innovative and sustainable concrete solutions. From lightweight balconies and large-scale architectural facades to culverts and bridges. Molds and models for the concrete innovations are produced by Timber Structures. All companies operate from one location located in the south of the Netherlands: In The Valley. Want to know more about the acquisition, Vovosa or Timber Structures? Contact us via the button.