The company also evaluates the carbon emissions from travel and leased vehicles (other scope 3 emissions are not reported).. Extrapolations of the available data show a footprint of 16,000 tons of CO2 for the leased fleet and 15,000 tons of CO2 for business travel for the entire Group in 2019 (previous year: 20,000 and 14,000 tons respectively). Both figures are derived from samples, equivalent to approximately 72% of total energy consumption for the leased fleet and approximately 48% of total contracts for business travel, in each case extrapolated to 100%. The company uses conversion factors published by the International Energy Agency (IEA).
In absolute terms, the 2019 GHG emissions of 243,000 tons (Scope 1/2; Scope 3 partly) are significantly higher than the 2018 figure (191,000 tons) due to the size of the acquired Parex company and the other acquisitions integrated in the reporting for the first time (Index, King Packaged Materials, Faist). However, the integrated companies had a substantial impact on CO2 emissions per ton sold, which decreased from 31 kg (2018) to 27 kg.