At TÜV SÜD Nederland B.V. we attach great importance to sustainable business operations. We want to minimise the negative effects of our activities on the environment. In order to contribute to the reduction of the greenhouse gas CO2, which is released during the burning of fossil fuels and is responsible for global warming, we have decided to embrace the CO2 prestatieladder as our management system for CO2 reduction.
In 2009, ProRail took the initiative to work together to reduce CO2 and has developed a tool to monitor and reduce CO2 emissions. This tool is the CO2 performance ladder with five levels (steps). Since early 2011, this instrument has been transferred to the Foundation for Climate-Friendly Procurement and Business (SKAO).
The CO2 performance ladder will help us to identify our CO2 emissions, take appropriate measures and monitor progress.
On 29 June and 19 July, we will go for certification for the CO2 performance ladder, at step 3 of the ladder.
Yes, we have calculated our CO2 footprint for the year 2022.
Our CO2 footprint shows that in 2021 we emitted 107.74 tonnes of CO2 from fuel, gas and electricity.
*) Note: in the calculation of fuel and business travel we have applied an adjustment factor due to the unrepresentative nature of the data as a result of the Corona pandemic.
TÜV SÜD Nederland B.V.'s target is to emit approximately 20% less CO2 in 2027, five years from now, compared to our reference year of 2021. To achieve this, we will gradually implement a number of measures over the next few years, such as:
If you have any questions, or have good suggestions/ideas on how we as a company can save energy, please contact Gerwin Smulders.