Environmental key figures

 

2020

2019

2018

2017

2016

Energy consumption (in buildings)

 

 

 

 

 

total electricity consumption in kWh

2,627,044

2,869,520

2,681,588

2,702,961

2,787,348

Electricity in kWh/fte

1,742

1,980

1,930

2,079

2,329

Total gas consumption in m3

68,888

143,816

143,935

132,167

122,829

Gas in m3/fte

46

99

104

102

103

 

 

 

 

 

 

Business travel

 

 

 

 

 

By aircraft in km/fte

760

3,622

3,452

3,920

4,113

By car in km/fte

414

888

1,036

1,020

1,188

By public transport km/fte

194

631

589

684

648

 

 

 

 

 

 

Commuting1

 

 

 

 

 

By car in km/fte

1,536

3,582

4,025

4,318

4,535

By carpool in km/fte

50

94

182

145

118

By public transport in km/fte

851

4,791

3,361

3,454

3,458

By bike or on foot in km/fte

317

1,282

606

591

601

 

 

 

 

 

 

Paper usage

 

 

 

 

 

Total paper usage in kg/fte

34

67

81

85

112

Blank copy recycled paper in kg/fte

3

11

13

13

17

Letter head paper/leaflets/etc. in kg/fte

31

56

68

72

95

Letter head paper/leaflets/etc. in kg/customer

0.06

0.11

0.13

0.14

0.17

 

 

 

 

 

 

Co-workers

 

 

 

 

 

Ftes

1,404

1,346

1,297

1,197

1,089

External, temporary co-workers

105

104

93

103

102

 

 

 

 

 

 

Buildings (absolute figures)

 

 

 

 

 

Surface area in m2

36,409

36,734

34,321

33,792

33,792

Volume in m3

122,954

123,929

114,445

112,678

112,678

1

For commuting, we excluded data from external staff for extrapolation to the total of commuting kilometres for co-workers.

Emission of CO2 (equivalents)

in thousands of kg

2020

2019

2018

2017

2016

scope 1

 

 

 

 

 

Gas consumption (heating)

61

70

73

72

73

Fossil fueled company cars & lease cars

109

197

156

162

175

scope 2

 

 

 

 

 

Electricity1

14

22

7

13

22

Electric company cars & lease cars2

42

65

19

8

6

scope 3

 

 

 

 

 

Privately owned cars, rental cars & taxi's

469

1,122

1,312

1,319

1,319

Public transport

34

173

105

268

243

Flights

215

1,129

997

1,082

1,083

Paper

65

123

143

140

203

TOTAL3

1,011

2,901

2,812

3,064

3,123

Minus: Compensation for CO2 credits

-–1,011

-–2,901

-–2,812

-–3,064

-–3,123

CO2 balance (neutral)

-

-

-

-

-

 

 

 

 

 

 

CO2 compensation costs per tonne (EUR)

10.95

8.40

8.40

8.40

8.40

1

Due to changes in the method of calculation, the CO2 emissions of electricity has fluctated in previous years.

2

As the source for electricity is not always clear, we assume grey electricity for charging.

3

For the calculation of the total emissions, the unrounded values ​​of the items were used, which might give a different result than the sum of the rounded values.

Methodology

The data to calculate the final CO2 footprint of Triodos Bank are collected by Local Environmental Managers (LEMs) in the various countries where Triodos Bank has its operations. They complete all data, including underlying evidence, in a CO2 Management Application of the Climate Neutral Group (CNG). The Environmental manager in The Netherlands checks if the input of all data and evidence has been done correctly. After the completion of this phase, all data is consolidated by the Finance Division (using the four eyes principle). Finally, an external auditor checks if all relevant data has been entered accurately and approves the outcome. CNG determines conversion factors for the calculation of the amount of greenhouse gas emissions caused by Triodos Bank on an annual basis. The conversion factor multiplied by the outcome of the different components results in Triodos Bank’s total CO2 footprint.

The CO2 footprint breakdown in different scopes is in line with international standards like the Greenhouse Gas protocol (GHG Protocol) and the Global Reporting Initiative (GRI).