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GRI 305: Emissions

The characteristic value concerns emissions into the air, which are released into the atmosphere from a source. The different types of emissions comprise greenhouse gasses (GHG) such as CO₂, CH₄, N₂O, HFCs, PFCs, SF₆, and NF₃. These substances are summarized as CO₂ equivalents (CO₂e).

GRI Scope 1

Includes direct greenhouse gas emissions from activities controlled or owned by an organization—biogenic emissions are recorded separately. Scope 1 greenhouse gas emissions include emissions from the combustion of fuels in own installations or vehicles.

GRI Scope 2

Refers to indirect greenhouse gas emissions caused by the generation of the electricity the organization receives. The emissions are calculated using emission factors resulting from the specific local electricity mix (location-based) as well as emission factors corresponding to the electricity mix requested by the electricity supplier (market-based).

GRI Scope 3

Includes all other indirect greenhouse gas emissions that arise as a result of an organization’s activities but whose sources are not owned or directly controlled by the organization.
In the BLANC & FISCHER Family Holding, the Scope 1 and 2 greenhouse gas emissions are divided by business group. The focus is on the production sites, as these account for the largest share of emissions. Pure sales locations are not included in the calculation. The method of operational control is used to calculate the specified Scope 1 and 2 greenhouse gas emissions for the reporting year.

GRI 305-1

Scope 1 emissions

Scope 1 emissions include the volume of direct greenhouse gas emissions in tons of CO₂ equivalent. These include greenhouse gas emissions from fuel consumption.

GRI 305-2

Scope 2 emissions

Scope 2 emissions include the volume of indirect energy-related greenhouse gas emissions in tons of CO₂ equivalent. Indirect energy-related greenhouse gas emissions include greenhouse gas emissions from the production of purchased or acquired electricity and steam. In addition, the consumption of purchased heat and cooling energy, which is consumed by an organization, is added.

Direct GHG emissions, Scope 1 (t CO₂e)



Direct GHG emissions
Biogenic CO₂ emissions


Indirect GHG emissions, Scope 2 (t CO₂e)



Market-based biogenic

GHG emissions Scope 1 (incl. biogenic) + Scope 2

Location-based in total and per business group
2021: 64,320.75 t CO₂e
2022: 53,159.63 t CO₂e
In addition to lower energy consumption in 2022, greenhouse gas emissions were reduced by switching to purchasing renewable energy at several sites, in a Scope 2 market-based measure. By switching to green electricity, a total of approx. 18,000 t of CO₂ can be saved compared to a standard electricity mix.

Sustainability Report 2023
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