Environmental key figures

absolute quantities/ftes

2019

2018

2017

2016

2015

1

In 2019, an alternative calculation methodology for business travel by car and commuting travel was used. For commuting, we excluded data from external staff for extrapolation to the total of commuting kilometres for co-workers.

2

The 2018 figure for travel by carpool has been corrected from 408 to 182 km/fte, because of calculation error in kilometres travelled by carpool.

Energy consumption (in buildings)

 

 

 

 

 

Total electricity consumption in kWh

2,869,520

2,681,588

2,702,961

2,787,348

2,687,538

Electricity in kWh/fte

1,980

1,930

2,079

2,329

2,533

Total gas consumption in m3

143,816

143,936

132,167

122,829

111,032

Gas in m3/fte

99

104

102

103

105

 

 

 

 

 

 

Business travel1

 

 

 

 

 

By aircraft in km/fte

3,622

3,452

3,920

4,113

4,762

By car in km/fte1

888

1,036

1,020

1,188

1,246

By public transport km/fte

631

589

684

648

713

 

 

 

 

 

 

Commuting1

 

 

 

 

 

By car in km/fte

3,582

4,025

4,318

4,535

4,435

By carpool in km/fte2

94

182

145

118

109

By public transport in km/fte

4,791

3,361

3,454

3,458

3,241

By bike or on foot in km/fte

1,282

606

591

601

521

 

 

 

 

 

 

Paper usage

 

 

 

 

 

Total paper usage in kg/fte

67

81

85

112

180

Blank copy recycled paper in kg/fte

11

13

13

17

26

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

56

68

72

95

155

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

0.11

0.13

0.14

0.17

0.27

 

 

 

 

 

 

Co-workers

 

 

 

 

 

Ftes

1,346

1,297

1,197

1,089

968

External, temporary co-workers

104

93

103

102

93

 

 

 

 

 

 

Buildings (absolute figures)

 

 

 

 

 

Surface area in m2

36,734

34,321

33,792

33,792

31,687

Volume in m3

123,929

114,445

112,678

112,678

104,661

Emission of CO2 (equivalents)

In thousands of kg

2019

2018

2017

2016

2015

1

The emissions from fossil fueled company cars and lease cars is significantly higher in 2019 compared to 2018, because the kilometres for private purposes are included for the first time in 2019. Also, a different and more accurate calculation method was used (emissions calculated based on litres of fuel used instead of estimated kilometres driven).

2

Due to changes in the method of calculation, the CO2 emissions of electricity have fluctuated in previous years. In 2019, the CO2 emissions caused by electricity consumption in buildings has increased. This is due to the use of grey electricity (instead of green electricity) in our German office following a move to another building. Since the beginning of 2020, we use green electricity again in all our office buildings, including in Germany.

3

As a consequence of switching from fossil fueled cars to electric ones, the emissions related to electric company cars and lease cars has increased significantly (assuming grey electricity for charging the cars).

Scope 1

 

 

 

 

 

Gas consumption (heating)

70

73

72

73

90

Fossil fueled company cars & lease cars1

197

156

162

175

174

Scope 2

 

 

 

 

 

Electricity2

22

7

13

22

1

Electric company cars & lease cars3

65

19

8

6

6

Scope 3

 

 

 

 

 

Commuting travel

 

 

 

 

 

Privately owned cars, rental cars & taxi's

1,122

1,312

1,319

1,319

1,144

Public transport

173

105

268

243

214

Flights

1,129

997

1,082

1,083

1,119

Paper

123

143

140

203

293

Total

2,901

2,812

3,064

3,124

3,041

Minus: Compensation for CO2 credits

–2,901

–2,812

–3,064

–3,124

–3,041

CO2 balance (neutral)

 

 

 

 

 

 

CO2 compensation costs per tonne (EUR)

8.40

8.40

8.40

8.40

8.40

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.

In 2019, we changed our CO2 footprint breakdown and divided it between a number of different scopes, in line with international standards like the Greenhouse Gas protocol (GHG Protocol) and the Global Reporting Initiative (GRI).