Methodology: For our reporting, we apply the principles and methods of the GHG Protocol. This protocol defines an internationally recognized and widely used standard for calculating a company’s corporate carbon footprint (CCF).
Scope: Both direct and indirect emissions resulting from our business activities are recorded. They are also referred to as Scope 1 (direct), 2, and 3 (indirect) in the reporting.
- Scope 1: Direct emissions result from the consumption of natural gas, heating oil or fuel. This also includes direct emissions of fugative gases from industrial processes (e.g. refrigerants or methane slip).
- Scope 2: This includes indirect emissions that arise from the production of purchased electricity and district heating from fossil sources.
- Scope 3: The largest and also the most difficult area to measure and influence consists of all the emissions indirectly related to our operations. They result from activities that take place upstream and downstream in the value chain. We will gradually gain transparency about our Scope 3 emissions over the coming years.
Time period: For Scope 1 and 2 emissions, the Körber Sustainability Report 2021 encompasses the years 2019, 2020, and 2021.
Scope of application: All fully consolidated production sites, offices, and sales branches of the Körber Group worldwide are included in the analysis.
For a detailed description see the Facts chapter.