Corporate Responsibility Report 2013
Corporate Responsibility Report 2013
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Total absolute emissions decrease

Our total emissions decreased by 0.88 million tonnes of CO2e to 28.0 million tonnes of CO2e (previous year adjusted: 28.88 million tonnes of CO2e).

In the reporting year, our scope 1 and 2 emissions totaled 5.61 million tonnes of CO2e (previous year adjusted: 5.44 million tonnes of CO2e). Our emissions increased by 3.7% due mainly to better utilization of our own aircraft (Scope 1) in meeting demand. This reflects the EXPRESS division’s above-average volume growth. At the same time, we have avoided 0.5 million tonnes of CO2e by using electricity from renewable sources.

Scope 3 emissions from subcontracted transportation totaled 22.34 million tonnes of CO2e in 2013 (previous year adjusted: 23.40 million tonnes of CO2e). Additionally, business travel was responsible for 0.04 million tonnes of these scope 3 emissions (previous year adjusted: 0.05 million tonnes of CO2e).

The decrease in absolute emissions is due in large part to decreasing volumes in both the air freight and ocean freight business. We were also able to reduce emissions despite continuous operational growth in the EXPRESS business – this was made possible through optimization measures within the division’s air network.

CO2e emissions by scope and divisions 2013 (in million tonnes of CO2e)

Total
Scope 1
Scope 2
Scope 3
Group 1
28.00
5.12
0.49
22.39
MAIL
1.24
0.35
0.05
0.84
EXPRESS
8.88
3.90
0.15
4.82
GLOBAL FORWARDING, FREIGHT
16.02
0.16
0.05
15.80
SUPPLY CHAIN
2.23
0.68
0.20
1.36
1 After consolidation of scope emissions from intercompany business activities, including Corporate Center/Other.