Environmental impacts

The emissions generated by our own operations are mainly due to the fuel consumption of our service cars.

Caverion’s energy consumption and CO2 emissions in 2016−2013

 

Energy sources, GWh

2016

2015

2014

2013

Petrol

14.7

6.5

6.8

7.7

Diesel

81.0

113.1

115.8

121.3

Light fuel oil

2.4

2.7

0.7

0.2

Natural gas

0.9

1.2

4.2

2.3

Liquefied petroleum gas

3.0

2.1

2.2

N/A

Total

102.0

125.5

129.5

131.5

 

Consumption of indirect energy sources, GWh

Electricity

22.0

31.9

46.9

37.8

District heat

15.9

15.4

15.4

23.1

Total

37.9

47.3

62.3

60.9

 

Emissions from direct energy sources, tonnes

CO₂emissions, petrol

3,702.7

1,653.7

1,720.6

1,959.6

CO₂emissions, diesel

21,605.2

30,063.0

31,090.8

32,571.1

CO₂emissions, light fuel oil

647.1

732,5

172.3

56.1

CO₂emissions, natural gas

165.9

220.5

794.3

446.9

CO₂emissions, other direct sources of energy

4777.8

3,419.4

3,575.3

1,896.1

 

Emissions from indirect energy sources, tonnes

CO₂emissions, electricity

9,542.8

11,926.0

18,122.8

13,269.4

CO₂emissions, district heat

2,405.4

2,247.3

2,295,7

4,014.4

Direct and indirect CO₂emissions, tonnes*

42,846.9

50,262.4

57,771,8

54,213.6

 

Intensity ratios

Direct and indirect CO₂emissions/revenue*

18.1

20.6

24.0

21.3

Energy intensity**

0.059

0.070

0.079

0.076


The figures concerning energy consumption and emission calculations cover the entire business operations of Caverion Group. The calculations are mainly based on real consumption data. In some countries total consumption has been estimated, if exact data is available for only some of the consumption. For the division Denmark-Normay, the 2016 figures are estimates, based on the data from year 2015.

2015 emission figures are restated due to new emission factors and thus may differ from figures published in Annual Report 2015.

 *) 2015-2016: market-based scope 2 figures used
**) Consumption of direct and indirect energy sources, GWh/revenue


Note:  location-based scope 2 amounted to 3,953.5 CO₂emission tons in 2015 and to 5,741.84 CO₂emission tons in 2016.

Environmental risks

Caverion’s business does not involve significant environmental risks. Our business, which consists of the project deliveries of technical systems and their service and maintenance, consumes minor amounts of non-renewable natural resources and energy. The majority of our operations’ environmental impact relates to localised noise, dust or vapours. In addition, our operations generate waste which we recycle and dispose of in the appropriate manner.

The risk of environmental damage is low. Possible mistakes during work seldom lead to a risk of severe damage; rather, they tend to reduce the efficiency of the process or equipment.

We promote economical driving


For the transport of both material and people, we use logistical solutions that help reduce greenhouse gas emissions. Environmental aspects are also considered in the selection of company cars.

We emphasise the efficient planning of routes and an economical way of driving, because the carbon dioxide emissions of a car are directly linked to the vehicle’s fuel consumption. Economical driving can reduce fuel consumption and, consequently, carbon dioxide emissions, by approximately 5–15%.

In some of our operating countries, we have installed GPS devices in our cars, which help us to pay attention to the kilometres driven and reduce their number. The possibilities to use GPS devices varies from country to country, and is dependend on local legislation and local collective bargaining agreements, among others.

We have increased the use of mobile solutions in field work. This contributes to the reduction of unnecessary driving, as a number of our service technicians receive work requests directly to their mobile devices and also report their work hours directly from the field, without having to drive to the office.

We mostly use diesel in our cars. In addition, we use natural gas and ethanol in those countries, where these are available, such as in Sweden. We follow the development of technology, and are open to consider hybrid and electric cars, when the technology is advanced enough.