Energy efficiency and greenhouse gas emissions

With regard to the impact on climate change, Vossloh is focused on CO2 emissions and CO2 equivalents. All the divisions have been making investments to reduce energy consumption and boost energy efficiency for years. Exemplary measures are the conversion of lighting to LED technology or the use of lost heat from production at several sites. In addition, energy consumption is an essential decision-making criterion for investment choices and process optimization, also in view of rising energy prices.

The following tables present the consumption of significant energy sources within the Vossloh Group for the year under review and the comparative figures from 2020:

MWh (Vossloh Group)20212020
Gas consumption90,854.272,268.5
Electricity consumption71,529.564,175.1
District heating consumption4,586.44,384.2
Liters (Vossloh Group)20212020
Heating oil consumption244,403.1228,862.0
Fuel consumption1969,009.0828,094.1

1 This includes the fuel consumption of Vossloh’s vehicle fleet.

The amount of Vossloh’s carbon and greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions was determined, as in previous years, on the basis of the Greenhouse Gas Protocol in the categories of scope 1 and scope 2. The results were as follows:

t CO2 equivalents, scope 1 (Vossloh Group)20212020
Gas consumption16,643.513,289.4
Heating oil consumption620.8581.4
Fuel consumption2,390.82,064.8
Scope 119,655.115,935.6
t CO2 equivalents, scope 2 (Vossloh Group)20212020
Electricity consumption26,496.027,622,.6
District heating consumption1,333.41,315.3
Scope 227,829.428,937.9

The following table shows the energy and CO2e intensity, each in relation to the Vossloh Group’s sales revenues. For Vossloh, energy and CO2e intensity are the key control indicators for energy efficiency and the minimization of CO2e emissions, also in view of the company’s growth targets.

Energy and CO2 equivalent intensity (Vossloh Group)20212020
Energy intensity (MWh/€ million)190.7174.8
CO2e intensity (CO2e tons/€ million)50.451.6