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We regularly publish the goals, strategies and successes of our initiatives and measures to protect the environment also in connection with our participation in the Carbon Disclosure Project (CDP). This is the largest worldwide initiative to reduce CO2 emissions. The Carbon Disclosure Project was initiated by investors and aims to firmly incorporate a strong environmental awareness in all companies, regardless of the industry or sector. The call to measure factors impacting the environment, such as CO2 emissions, and to manage these, is currently met by several thousand companies in some 60 countries. The initiative is upheld by around 650 institutional investors, who use their engagement and influence to set an economic incentive to reduce emissions. If a company takes part in the project and reduces its emissions, it becomes more attractive to the investor. Practiced environmental awareness therefore influences the flow of funds worldwide. The CDP is a smart and successful method of making a contribution to protecting resources worldwide. We have participated for the fourth time in a row. We measure, analyze and manage all CO2 emissions in all plants and report on the composition and development once a year and report in detail on the various measures undertaken to reduce these.
The aim of our environmental strategy with regard to the CDP is to reduce the ratio of emissions in relation to revenues to a level below the basis year 2008. This means that in future our revenues must grow faster than the output of emissions which are unavoidable in generating revenue. For this purpose our employees provide an important contribution with lots of small and large initiatives.
|Total Emission in tonnes||760,076||716,702||733,576||775,372|
|Revenues in EUR m||1,060||1,000||1,025||1,095|
|Emissions in relation to revenues||0.717||0.717||0.716||0.708|
The Greenhouse Gas Protocol defines three kinds of emissions:
Further information and the full report can be found on the internet under www.cdproject.net.