Managing our environmental footprint

We aim to effectively manage our environmental footprint by reducing our use of natural resources, seeking green alternatives and compensating for the remainder of our carbon emissions. Making responsible choices in our procurement contributes to this.

As a services company, we don’t consume as many natural resources as an industrial company would. Nevertheless, we have a responsibility to approach the environment with care.  NN Group is carbon neutral.

To reduce our use of natural resources we focus on energy, paper and waste. The introduction of a new, more flexible way of working is a factor contributing to us becoming a more sustainable organisation.

Procurement

Another way to reduce our environmental footprint is by seeking green alternatives in our procurement process. NN Group is a signatory of the Sustainability Manifesto, which declares that we apply environmental and social criteria to our procurement process and will notify potential suppliers of the application of these criteria.

At NN, we include a sustainability chapter in our procurement policy referring to the UN Global Compact principles and continuously work on their implementation. Engagement with our suppliers is an important element in our approach going forward.

Our direct environmental footprint

Environmental indicators
CO2 emissions of our direct operations 2019 2018 2017
% of CO2 emissions offset annually 100% 100% 100%
CO2 emissions (kilotonnes) 20 23 25
CO2 emissions from energy consumed on NN sites 7 10 11
- Of which electricity 4 6 6
- Of which natural gas 1 1 3
- Of which district heating 2 2 2
CO2 emissions from air travel 5 5 4
CO2 emissions from car travel 8 8 10
CO2 emissions (tonnes)/FTE 1.4 1.6 1.7
Business travel 2019 2018 2017
Air travel (km x 1 million) 30 28 22
Car travel (km x 1 million) 45 44 56
Energy consumption 2019 2018 2017
Total energy consumption (MWh x 1,000) 47 53 59
Electricity 9 12 11
Renewable electricity 23 23 24
- Renewable electricity as % of total electricity 72% 66% 69%
Natural gas 6 8 13
District heating 9 10 11
Waste 2019 2018 2017
Total waste (kg) 632,679 387,139 389,517
- Recycled waste (kg) 366,146 243,891 320,897
- Recycled waste as % of total waste 58% 63% 82%
Water 2019 2018 2017
Total water usage (million cubic meters) 0.17370 0.20338 0.129702

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