CO2 Performance ladder
Renewi uses a CO2-management system according to the CO2-Performance ladder level 4 and is certified for this. In this way we provide better insight, clear reduction targets, communication and participation in the chain and we contribute to a sustainable society. The CO2-Performance ladder is an instrument to stimulate companies to CO2-act consciously in your own business operations and in the chain. This involves energy saving, the efficient use of materials and the use of sustainable energy. The CO2Performance Ladder is managed by the Foundation for Climate-Friendly Procurement & Entrepreneurship (SKAO). The information and documents below demonstrate this method.
The direct emissions (scope 1) caused by Renewi Netherlands over the whole of 2021 amounted to 336,155 tonnes of CO2 and consisted of about 67% direct process emissions. In addition, 22% of the scope 1 CO2emissions caused by diesel consumption by trucks. We also use diesel as fuel for location vehicles and other equipment, which accounts for more than 6% of the scope 1 CO2emissions. Gas consumption at our locations causes just under 5% and about 0.5% within scope 1 is caused by the fuel consumption of lease cars.
The indirect CO2emissions (scope 2) for the whole of 2021 amounted to 70 128 tonnes of CO2 and are almost 100% caused by purchased electricity on locations, and also by electricity consumption of the lease cars (0.4%).
The total CO2-footprint for 2021 consisted of 83% scope 1 emissions and 17% scope 2 emissions. The overall footprint decreased by 16% compared to 2019 and increased by 0.7% compared to 2020. This is mainly due to the diesel consumption of the collection and transport vehicles
In 2020, the Commercial Waste Netherlands division had 5 projects running in which the CO2 Performance Ladder certificate was an important requirement. These 5 projects accounted for a total CO2 of 349.4 tons.
The direct emissions (scope 1) caused by Renewi Netherlands over H1-2022 amounted to 154,848 tonnes of CO2 and consisted of about 67% direct process emissions. In addition, 23% of the scope 1 CO2emissions caused by diesel consumption by trucks. We also use diesel as fuel for location vehicles and other equipment, which accounts for 6% of the scope 1 CO2emissions. Gas consumption at our sites causes 4% and approximately 0.3% within scope 1 is caused by the fuel consumption of lease cars.
The indirect CO2emissions (scope 2) over H1 2021 amounted to 32 453 tonnes of CO2 and is mainly caused by purchased electricity (99.4 %) , and further by electricity consumption by lease cars (0.6% of scope 2).
The total CO2-footprint over H1 2022 consisted of 83% scope 1 emissions and 17% scope 2 emissions. The total footprint has decreased by 10% compared to the same period in 2021. In the course of 2023, the results and performance of the second half of the year will be presented.
At the end of 2022, the Commercial Waste Netherlands division had 5 projects running in which the CO2 Performance Ladder certificate was an important requirement. These 5 projects accounted for a total CO2 of 45.9 tons.
In 2022/2023 Renewi underwent a revision of its carbon inventory to make internal reporting adequate to the rigors of GHG Protocol. The investigation resulted in a full recalculation and restatement of our Scope 1 and Scope 2, and first-in-time calculation of Renewi's Scope 3.
As a consequence, in the FY23 report, which was published in June 2023, Renewi restated its baseline for targets as FY22, recalculated according to the new calculation methodology, and published FY23 figures, also calculated with the new approach. This approach has been covered by limited assurance to ISAE 3410 standard by a third party audit.
Additionally, Renewi is departing from the previous practice of calendar-year reporting to SKAO and aligns its disclosure cycle with the financial years (in line with the public disclosures in the Annual Report and Sustainability Review annually).
Therefore, all the records previously verified by the CO2Prestatieladder audit will no longer be comparable to the new results.
In order to facilitate the interpretation of new results, we have prepared an approximate mapping of the new and previous disclosures.
CO2-emissie inventaris FY2022-2023 – Restatement
Reminder: this comparison remains only orientational, for the reader's benefit; it is a subject to proportional attribution of volumes across broader and misaligned periods and varying data structure - and therefore not a 100% 'apples to apples' comparison.
Renewi follows the Operational control rule in determining its GHG accounting boundary. The boundary of Renewi Netherlands Holding has been determined on the basis of the organization chart of Renewi in March 2023. A regular update of the organizational chart is expected later in October 2023; therefore, it will be included in the next review cycle. Group Central Services are excluded from the below analysis as these activities support all legal entities, not just those that are being audited under CO2Prestatieladder.
In due course of the suppliers analysis (A/C analysis) as prescribed by SKAO, we have identified that the Belgian business of Renewi, under Renewi NV entity, should be included in the CO2 Performance Ladder boundary going forward. This is reflected in the FY23 totals presented.
Renewi Netherlands Holding has restated the baseline emissions to 543,172 tons CO2e in FY22 (market-based). In FY23, the emissions dropped to 475,123 tons CO2e.
The total CO2e-footprint for 2023 consisted of 93% scope 1 emissions and 7% scope 2 emissions. The decrease between 2022 and 2023 can be attributed to a decrease in tonnages, which explains lower process emissions as well as lower use of fuel. Additionally, continuous improvement activities have been performed around sites maintenance to improve the landfill gas capture and further optimization of routes through the Green Collective initiative.
The direct emissions (scope 1) caused by Renewi Netherlands and Renewi NV over FY23 amounted to 441 722 tonnes of CO2e and consisted in about 71% of direct process emissions (such as landfill gas, composting, soil cleaning process), and 28% of fuel consumption.
Within fuels, the most widely used one is diesel, in our CW NL and CW BE divisions, especially for fuelling the trucks. Fuel consumed by lease cars is only responsible for only 0.5% of Scope 1.
The indirect CO2emissions (scope 2) for FY23 (market-based) amounted to 33 401 tCO2e and are almost 100% caused by purchased electricity on locations, and also by electricity consumption of the lease cars (0.8%). Note: at the moment the energy consumption of EV trucks is added to the site energy bills at the point of charging, therefore showing in the site-related electricity consumption.
In FY23, the Commercial Waste Netherlands division had 6 projects running in which the CO2 Performance Ladder certificate was an important requirement. These 6 projects are estimated to have contributed to approximately 1000 tCO2e, so ~0.6% of CW NL Division’s emissions.For a detailed overview see here
The ambition of Renewi is in line with the global objectives: to not exceed the 1.5*C warming of the planet. Renewi has increased its climate ambition by committing to reduce 50% of its Scope 1 and 2 by 2030 (FY31), as well as 25% reduction on Scope 3 – all under absolute contraction approach, from the baseline year being the recalculated FY22.
We consider these targets in line with the guidance of the Science-Based Targets Initiative although they have not been verified by SBTI yet.
Based on this new commitment, a detailed project planning for individual carbon reduction initiatives is under way. The general plans include:
- the decrease of fuel use and electrification of fleet,
- energy efficiency,
- energy sobriety,
- PV/wind/storage installation,
- Futher optimizing processes on site,
- Carbon capture.
A more detailed description of the performance, management system and planned actions can be found in the management report.
Progress mid-year FY23
The CO2 performance ladder asks certified organisations to report their progress twice a year.
Due to the recalculation, the half-annual data structure will only be available for comparison starting H1 FY23.
We strive to be the leading waste-to-product company and contribute to a sustainable society. Also in the field of CO2-act consciously. That is why we are also active in this area with innovative projects. Three of these projects have been proposed as development projects and chain initiatives.
- Renewi Nordsol and Shell focus on BioLNG
- Renewi, IKEA and Return mattress open fourth mattress recycling plant
- Renewi and PreZero continue to focus on Green Collective
Renewi is aware of the influence of the company in the different chains, up and downstream, in which it acts. Based on this knowledge, Renewi identifies promising possible energy and CO2-reduction measures in the chains, and potential chain partners for tackling them. For two projects with chain partners, so-called chain analyses were carried out and the possible CO2-identified emission savings in the chain. Summaries of these two projects are available:
The CO2-performance ladder certificate can be found here.
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