CO2 reduction on course but still a point of interest
Over the first half of 2017, Strukton saw absolute CO2 emissions rise by 5.2% compared with the same period last year.
Emissions increased from 47,426 tons CO2 in 2016 to 49,895 tons CO2 in 2017, calculated over the past four quarters. Most of the total CO2 footprint is determined by emissions in scope 1 (direct emissions). The rise in emissions is also mainly in this scope.
Important reasons for the departure from the trend are:
- Rise in the emissions of rolling stock due to new works
- Rise in asphalt production
- Strukton's changing business model from projects to asset management, which means we travel more.
However, we are well on our way to achieving our emission reduction objective of 15% in 2020. This is shown in the figure.
CO2 reduction remains a point of interest, however. This is because of the market conditions in the Netherlands on the one hand and because the low hanging fruit has already been picked.
More information about the CO2 emissions and reduction measures is available in the six-monthly progress report.