Environmental indicators

As of the reporting year 2010, we have implemented an emission calculator with ‘myclimate’ to centrally collect and evaluate our CO2 footprint. This year’s results will serve as basis for defining reduction targets going forward.

As we introduced our new and comprehensive environmental data reporting method with the ‘myclimate’ emission calculator in 2010, there is only a limited comparability of environmental data with previous years. Therefore, we do not integrate the data from recent periods in the tables below.

EN1 Materials used by weight or volume

The main materials we use for our office-based business are common office supply materials.

 

Total consumption 2010
extrapolated to Group level
(100% FTEs)

Data basis
(% of Group FTEs)

Materials
Paper (office supply, does not include printed matters)

18,080 metric tonnes

11.5%

Toner (modelled from paper consumption)

181 kg

11.5%


EN3 Direct energy consumption by primary energy source

Energy source
Electricity (from national grids)

137,437,090 kWh

24.9%

Natural gas

(unknown)

 

Heating oil

(unknown)

 

Fuel/diesel (business cars)

(unknown)

 


EN8 Total water withdrawal by source

Withdrawal by source
Water (from public water supply)

9,924,287 m3

6.7%

EN16 Total direct and indirect greenhouse gas emissions

The table below gives an overview of some of our scope 1 and 2 emissions, based on the ‘The Greenhouse Gas Protocol: A Corporate Accounting and Reporting Standard’. More details on the methodology are provided in our Carbon Disclosure Project response 2011, which is available at www.cdproject.net

Source

Scope

Emissions 2010
metric tonnes CO2-e
(CO2-equivalent)

Coverage
extrapolated to Group level
(% FTEs)

Data basis
(% of Group FTEs)

 

 

 

 

 

Own business cars

1 (direct)

85,683

100%

14.5%

Electricity

2 (indirect)

64,651

78%*

24.9%

EN17 Total other indirect greenhouse gas emissions

The table below gives an overview of some of our scope 3 emissions, based on the ‘The Greenhouse Gas Protocol: A Corporate Accounting and Reporting Standard’. More details on the methodology are provided in our Carbon Disclosure Project response 2011, which is available at www.cdproject.net

Source

Scope

Emissions 2010
metric tonnes CO2-e
(CO2-equivalent)

Coverage
extrapolated to Group level

(% FTEs)

Data basis
(% of Group FTEs)

 

 

 

 

 

Electricity

3 (indirect)

24.678

78% [1]

24.9%

Own business cars

3 (indirect)

46,631

100%

14.5%

Rental cars

3 (indirect)

1,956

100%

22.1%

Air travel

3 (indirect)

6,407

100%

72.0% [2]

Paper

3 (indirect)

23.815

100%

11.5%

Toner

3 (indirect)

7.574

100%

11.5%

New lap-/desktops

3 (indirect)

15.895

100%

100%

[1]For 10 of Adecco’s major markets (representing 80% of our FTE), we measured the electricity consumption in some sites (representing 25% of our FTE) and then extrapolated within each country to 100%. As the CO2-emission factors for electricity vary very much from country to country, we did not extrapolate into other countries. Therefore, our total gross global scope 2 figure represents only 80% of our total business, respectively comprises level of uncertainty of more than 30%.

[2]Data basis relating to total staff of all HQs Group-wide. More adequate, since air travelling mainly occurs amongst HQ staff.