Environmental key figures

 

2021

2020

2019

2018

2017

Energy consumption (in buildings)

 

 

 

 

 

total electricity consumption in kWh

2,475,037

2,627,044

2,869,520

2,681,588

2,702,961

Electricity in kWh/fte

1,486

1,742

1,980

1,930

2,079

Total gas consumption in m3

65,630

68,888

143,816

143,935

132,167

Gas in m3/fte

39

46

99

104

102

 

 

 

 

 

 

Business travel

 

 

 

 

 

By aircraft in km/fte

384

760

3,622

3,452

3,920

By car in km/fte

385

414

888

1,036

1,020

By public transport km/fte

118

194

631

589

684

 

 

 

 

 

 

Commuting1

 

 

 

 

 

By car in km/fte

881

1,536

3,582

4,025

4,318

By public transport in km/fte

621

851

4,791

3,361

3,454

By bike or on foot in km/fte

112

317

1,282

606

591

 

 

 

 

 

 

Paper usage

 

 

 

 

 

Total paper usage in kg/fte

34

34

67

81

85

Blank copy recycled paper in kg/fte

2.3

2.9

11

13

13

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

31

31

56

68

72

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

0.07

0.06

0.11

0.13

0.14

 

 

 

 

 

 

Co-workers

 

 

 

 

 

Ftes

1,533

1,404

1,346

1,297

1,197

External, temporary co-workers

133

105

104

93

103

 

 

 

 

 

 

Buildings (absolute figures)

 

 

 

 

 

Surface area in m2

28,830

36,409

36,734

34,321

33,792

Volume in m3

94,443

122,954

123,929

114,445

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

2021

2020

2019

2018

2017

scope 1

 

 

 

 

 

Gas consumption (heating)

66

61

70

73

72

Fossil fueled company cars & lease cars

176

109

197

156

162

scope 2

 

 

 

 

 

Electricity1

3

14

22

7

13

Electric company cars & lease cars2

50

42

65

19

8

scope 3

 

 

 

 

 

Privately owned cars, rental cars & taxi's

245

469

1,122

1,312

1,319

Public transport

11

34

173

105

268

Flights

118

215

1,129

997

1,082

Paper

72

65

123

143

140

TOTAL3

740

1,011

2,901

2,812

3,064

Minus: Compensation for CO2 credits

-–740

-–1,011

-–2,901

-–2,812

-–3,064

CO2 balance (neutral)

-

-

-

-

-

 

 

 

 

 

 

CO2 compensation costs per tonne (EUR)

12.65

10.95

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).