Saint-Gobain Weber AG / Sanitas Troesch AG
GHG balance sheet / Identification of emission factors / Determination of downward direction and climate targets
Saint-Gobain Schweiz AG and Sanitas Troesch AG wanted to have their existing GHG balance sheet checked and, if appropriate and necessary, refine and supplement it. The extended balance sheet according to the GHG protocol standard then served as a basis for identifying potential for improvement and establishing a realistic downward direction. The assignment started with an introductory workshop, in which intep presented the GHG accounting according to the GHG protocol and a possible downward direction and answered the most burning questions of the employees.
The basis of any GHG balance sheet requires consistent and transparent data collection. In cooperation with the two companies, existing data were assessed and in some cases missing data were collected. While there was usually good data available for Scope 1 & 2 emissions, collecting data for Scope 3 emissions posed a major challenge. Intep supported the two companies in particular in creating the data basis for Scope 3 emissions as well as in calculating emissions in the individual subcategories, such as Category 1 – Purchased goods and services. Here, the life cycle assessment expertise of intep was used to determine the emissions of the individual product categories and thus to build a reliable and resilient numerical basis.
The database created helped Saint-Gobain Schweiz and Sanitas Troesch to discover potential for improvement, carry out “quick wins” immediately and finally establish a realistic downward direction and corresponding climate targets.
CO2 audits and exemption from VOC levy
Ecological, energy and CO2 balance sheets
Sustainability and environmental management