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Progress on our Green Goals

Our planetary performance

Our planetary performance

Despite the challenges created by COVID-19, additional environmental initiatives have been organized across the globe, from the Green Planet Days organized in Bulle (Switzerland), and activities coordinated by the newest Green Team in Colombes (France), to support for local tree replantation provided by our colleagues in Malvern (Australia), following the devastating Australian bush fires which struck in early 2020.

 

2015 (benchmark year)

2018

2019

2020

Variance 2020/2015

Scope covered (% employees)

86%

90%

89%

88%

2%

Energy (MegaJoules)[1]

1 137 502

1 061 723

1 018 240

916 421

−19%

Electricity from renewable sources

59%

92%

94%

95%

46%

CO2 emissions (tons)[2]

170 172

132 398

123 315

68 532

−60%

Scope 1 – Direct CO2 emissions[3]

56 353

41 571

40 312

30 647

−46%

Scope 2 – Indirect CO2 emissions (market-based)

28 108

5 818

3 655

3 167

−89%

Scope 2 – Indirect CO2 emissions (location-based)

 

20 703

18 414

18 025

NA

Scope 3 – Other indirect greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions[4]

85 711

85 009

79 348

34 718

−60%

Water (m3)

804 360

799 469

590 867

559 670

−30%

Waste (tons)

9 746

6 970

6 605

6 014

−38%

Waste recovered

95%

92%

91%

96%

1%

  • 1 Total energy consumption was recalculated to also include UCB’s car fleet.
  • 2 CO2 emissions were recalculated to also include emissions due to car fleet (assured), global supply chain (assured), energy and fuel related activities (pre-assured) and business air travel (pre-assured).
  • 3 Scope 1 CO2 emissions were recalculated to also include emissions due to car fleet (assured), global supply chain (assured), energy and fuel related activities (pre-assured) and business air travel (pre-assured).
  • 4 Scope 3 emissions were recalculated to include global supply chain (assured), energy and fuel related activities (pre-assured) and business air travel (pre-assured).