Environmental responsibility: Innovating all along our value chain
FUGITIVE EMISSIONS These results contribute to the achievement of SBTi Targets I and III. RESULTS : Fugitive emissions per employee were reduced by 28.3% between 2017 and 2020, and are carbon neutral through the "Climate Neutral Now" programme.
Fugitive emissions per employee were reduced by 32.5% in 2020 relative to 2019, with a large portion of this reduction resulting from more environmentally responsible practices.
2018 1,633 -5.3%
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* Detected in offices and data centres on site
BUSINESS TRAVEL These results contribute to the achievement of SBTi Targets II and III. RESULTS: In 2020, GHG emissions per employee resulting from business travel were 72.5% lower than in 2015 (with hotels included from 2016 and joint ventures from 2017), and are carbon neutral through the "Climate Neutral Now" programme.
GHG emissions per employee resulting from business travel were reduced by 66.8% in 2020 relative to 2019, with a large portion of this reduction (estimated at 88%) due to the consequences of the Covid-19 crisis and the remainder resulting from more environmentally responsible travel options.
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RATIO OF EMISSIONS FROM DIRECT ACTIVITIES TO REVENUE AND EBITDA In 2020, the Group calculated the environmental impact of its direct activities (Scopes 1, 2 & 3: business travel, offices and on- and off-site data centres) relative to revenue and EBITDA.
Emissions from direct activities relative to revenue/EBITDA (REQ-04) (1) Ratio of emissions from direct activities (Scopes 1, 2 & 3) to revenue ; . D5 Ratio of emissions from direct activities (Scopes 1, 2 & 3) to EBITDA ; . D5
INDIRECT ACTIVITIES Measured emissions arising from the Group’s supply chain have been published for the past three years. They cover the Group’s purchases outside of Scopes 1 & 2 (Offices, data centres on-site and fugitive emissions) and Scope 3 (Business Travel and off-site data centres). We are gradually measuring emissions from waste and commuting. SBTi TARGET IV: Ensure that the Group’s suppliers, accounting for at least 70% of supply chain emissions, control their GHG p emissions by 2025. SBTi TARGET V: Ensure that 90% out of these Group’s suppliers, accounting for at least 70% of supply chain emissions, have set GHG p emissions reduction targets by 2025. TARGET: Pursue a responsible purchasing policy favouring products and services with a low environmental impact. p RESULTS: In 2020, the Group continued to assess its suppliers via the Provigis, EcoVadis and CDP platforms. In particular, the analysis • was carried out for suppliers in France, Germany, Italy and Spain and demonstrated that 44% of these suppliers, accounting for 70% of the residual footprint (1) arising from the supply chains in these countries, have emissions reduction targets. Supply chain analyses were made possible by close cooperation between the Chief Purchasing Officer and the CR&SD Department. The results of the responsible purchasing policy are presented in Section 3.4, “Responsible purchasing”, of this chapter (pages 119 to 120).
ANALYSIS: Based on residual data for France, Germany, Italy and Spain (which account for 46.5% of the Group’s residual data), a limited assurance approach has been adopted to scale up this data proportionally. This analysis enables us to estimate total residual (2) GHG emissions arising from the Group’s purchases at 189,406 tCO 2 e in 2020 using the method recommended by ADEME. Our goal is to extend this limited assurance approach to the whole of the Group by 2025 and to expand the EcoVadis supplier assessment programme.
Residual emissions (2) , linked to the Group's purchases, decreased in 2020. The environmental impact of these residual purchases was calculated across a larger scope using business intelligence tools, based on an average weighted by type of purchase rather than a simple average. This analysis has confirmed that over the past three years, the categories of suppliers accounting for the largest share of the Group’s residual footprint have been subcontracting firms and IT services companies. In 2020, the Group calculated the
CDSB REQ: For more information, see the Glossary on page 308. (1) Scopes 1 & 2 (Offices, data centres on-site and fugitive emissions) and Scope 3 (Business Travel and off-site data centres). (2)