Energy efficiency and greenhouse gas emissions
With regard to the impact on climate change, Vossloh is focused on CO2 emissions and CO2 equivalents. All the divisions have been making investments to reduce energy consumption and boost energy efficiency for years. Exemplary measures are the conversion of lighting to LED technology or the use of lost heat from production at several sites. In addition, energy consumption is an essential decision-making criterion for investment choices and process optimization, also in view of rising energy prices.
The following tables present the consumption of significant energy sources within the Vossloh Group for the year under review and the comparative figures from 2020:
|MWh (Vossloh Group)||2021||2020|
|District heating consumption||4,586.4||4,384.2|
|Liters (Vossloh Group)||2021||2020|
|Heating oil consumption||244,403.1||228,862.0|
1 This includes the fuel consumption of Vossloh’s vehicle fleet.
The amount of Vossloh’s carbon and greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions was determined, as in previous years, on the basis of the Greenhouse Gas Protocol in the categories of scope 1 and scope 2. The results were as follows:
|t CO2 equivalents, scope 1 (Vossloh Group)||2021||2020|
|Heating oil consumption||620.8||581.4|
|t CO2 equivalents, scope 2 (Vossloh Group)||2021||2020|
|District heating consumption||1,333.4||1,315.3|
The following table shows the energy and CO2e intensity, each in relation to the Vossloh Group’s sales revenues. For Vossloh, energy and CO2e intensity are the key control indicators for energy efficiency and the minimization of CO2e emissions, also in view of the company’s growth targets.
|Energy and CO2 equivalent intensity (Vossloh Group)||2021||2020|
|Energy intensity (MWh/€ million)||190.7||174.8|
|CO2e intensity (CO2e tons/€ million)||50.4||51.6|