Carbon Disclosure Project

Carbon Disclosure Project

We regularly publish the goals, strategies and outcomes of environmental protection initiatives and activities in connection with our participation in the Carbon Disclosure Project (CDP). This is the world’s biggest initiative to reduce carbon emissions. For eight years now, we have been actively involved in the CDP. We measure, analyze and manage our CO2 emissions at all production locations, and report annually on their composition and any changes that have occurred as well as various measures adopted to reduce CO2 emissions. The data for the financial year 2016 was collected internationally using standardized methods in spring 2017 and will be published by the CDP in fall 2017.

Our Target

Our environment strategy target is to reduce the ratio of emissions to revenues. This means that our revenues are to grow faster in the future than the unavoidable carbon emissions produced in revenue generation. We met our target once again in the financial year 2016: The ratio of CO2 emissions to revenues fell by 8.8% between 2015 and 2016. We thus achieved a substantial further percentage improvement. This positve trend is also plain to see from the multi-year analysis.

Our Results

200820092010201120122013201420152)20163)
Total CO2 emissions1) in ton (t)760,076716,702733,576775,372825,235817,097672,624567,451554.889
Revenues in EUR mill.
1,060,11,000,21,024,81,094,71,219,11,265,91,290,01,282,91.375,5
CO2 emissions in relation to revenues (t/EUR k)0.7170.7170.7160.7080.6770.6450.5210.4420,403

1) Excluding Scope 3 emissions
2) Excluding the Life Science Research Division
3) Sell of the Life Science Research Division on 31 October 2016

Clear improvement in CO2 emissions relative to revenues (t/EUR k)

Clear improvement in CO2 emissions relative to revenues (t/EUR k)

CO2 emissions by region

CO2 emissions by region


Alongside our own target, we have also launched further improvements within the context of CDP. For instance, we have improved the CDP verification criterion. Our activities and data were checked by the TÜV inspectorate and certified to ISO 14064-3.

The overall aim is for investors and customers to be able to assess, based on wide-ranging data and indices, whether a company gives sufficient consideration to climate change issues in its decisions and structures.

Further information and the full report can be found on the internet under https://www.cdp.net/en.

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Gerresheimer
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+49 211 61 81-00
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