3.5% reduction in CO2 emissions

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Strukton Corporate
Published on
23 April 2017

In 2016, Strukton reduced its absolute CO2 emissions by 3.5% compared with 2015.

Emissions fell from 49,070 tons CO2 in 2015 to 47,393 tons CO2 in 2016 (calculated over the past four quarters).

Long-term objective
Strukton's long term objective is to achieve a 15% CO2 reduction in 2020 compared with 2009, relating to operating income. The intermediate position in 2016 is an absolute reduction of 18,592 tons, a 28% fall in absolute emissions. This means that Strukton is on its way to achieving its goal. However, the long-term objective is still ambitious. On the one hand, because of the difficult market conditions in the Netherlands, on the other hand because the low hanging fruit has already been picked.

Reduction measures
The absolute fall in CO2 emissions in recent years is the result of the various CO2 reduction measures being taken by Strukton.

Rolling stock
In 2016, CO2 emissions from rolling stock in projects were reduced by 3% compared with 2015. This reduction is partly due to the current phase of several large projects (less ground work) and partly because of the activities being undertaken by Strukton with respect to the New Operations. Furthermore, various rolling stock is being fitted with a start-stop system.

Green energy
For 2016, the aim is to purchase 90% green energy. Strukton's new umbrella energy contract consists of 100% green energy. For the locations and projects where it is possible to purchase green energy, Strukton is greening the electricity via Hollandse Wind certificates. In 2016 Strukton purchased 99% green energy. This means that the objective for 2016 has been achieved.

Video conference
Some Strukton sites have a video conferencing room. The policy is to avoid travel time where possible and use video conferencing, for example. In 2016, this enabled Strukton to achieve a reduction of 173 tons of CO2 emissions.

Lease vehicles
Throughout Strukton, there has been a relatively stable development in CO2 emissions from lease vehicles. CO2 emissions per kilometre driven are falling as a result of various reduction measures, including tightening the CO2 norm in the lease regulations and a trial involving 100% electric lease cars. Due to a changing work package, however, some employees are driving more kilometres.

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