Sustainability Report 2020

News & Stories

Our challenge: climate protection

“There is no time to lose. So we started.”

Henning Frings (NEVEON) Director Corporate Development

The climate crisis affects all of us. The consequences of climate change will turn the world that we know on its head and bring about an array of social, environmental and economic changes for our living environment. Through Blue Plan, we are fulfilling our responsibility and taking key steps to helping achieve the goals of the Paris Agreement. Our focus is on making greater use of renewable energy sources and using photovoltaics to produce more of our own energy. We are also working on improving our energy efficiency and reducing emissions in our supply chain. In 2020, we also expanded the limits of our carbon inventory to include new CO2 emissions categories. Now, we are not only monitoring all greenhouse gas emissions within our own company (Scope 1 and 2), we also calculate and report relevant emissions in our value chain (all material Scope 3 categories).

Our goal

We want to be climate neutral by 2030.*

Our targets


90 percent of our electricity is to come from renewable sources by 2030.


53 percent reduction in our specific CO2 emissions by 2030.


20 percent energy efficiency improvement by 2030.

Our performance


26 percent of electricity comes from renewable sources in 2020.


24 percent reduction in our specific CO2 emissions since 2018.


Energy efficiency improved by 18 percent since 2018.

* Scope 1 & 2 emissions only (base year: 2018)

The chemical notation for carbon dioxide, a key component of the global carbon cycle. It is a gas that is naturally present in the Earth’s atmosphere and absorbs and reflects some of the heat emitted from the planet. Human activity massively increases the concentration of CO2 in the atmosphere, magnifying this greenhouse effect and resulting in global warming.
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Greenhouse gas emissions
Anthropogenic greenhouse gases are produced as a result of the manufacturing and burning of fossil fuels, agricultural activities, deforestation and industrial processes and the municipal disposal of waste and wastewater. The carbon dioxide, methane, nitrous oxide and other greenhouse gases emitted as a result of these activities change the composition of the atmosphere and are a major driver of climate change.
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Paris Agreement
The Paris Agreement is the first-ever universal, legally binding global climate change agreement signed by 190 parties. It was adopted at the Paris Climate Change Conference (COP21) in December 2015 and sets out a global framework to tackle climate change.
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Value chain
The value chain describes the steps along the production chain in order. These activities create value, consume resources and are interconnected in various processes.
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