The emissions from our own operations (Scope 1-2) are rather moderate as our business focuses on installation and services rather than physical product manufacturing. In 2021 the CO2 emissions of our service vehicle fleet were again more substantial than the emissions from our facilities.
In order to mitigate service fleet emissions, we are focusing on increasing remote services, optimising routes as well as increasing the use of biofuels and electric vehicles. Promoting ecological driving behaviour, efficient route planning and reduced pick-ups are also important ways to reduce Scope 1 emissions. Introducing a more environmentally friendly vehicle fleet is a priority in our divisions with Norway and Sweden being at the forefront of the implementation.
Scope 2 emissions are mainly from the purchased electricity, heating and cooling in our leased office buildings. We are committed to increasing the share of renewable energy use in our own buildings as well as to implementing everyday energy efficiency activities, which have already been deployed at company headquarters and multiple other locations. In some of our countries, we are already shifting to 100% renewable energy use in 2022.
In 2021, we conducted a comprehensive study and estimation of Scope 3 emissions for the first time. We aim to be the frontrunner in our industry in carbon footprint and handprint work. Therefore, we are taking a challenging yet decisive route in calculating Scope 3 emissions. We are aiming to improve the accuracy of carbon calculations and to be able to compare them year-on-year.
As sustainability needs are growing rapidly, we are well positioned to help provide a sustainable and digital future for our customers and the whole society. We offer expert guidance throughout the entire lifecycle of buildings, infrastructure and industrial sites and processes. Our focus is on delivering long-lasting benefits by bringing together people, technology, and data.
Our growth in sustainable smart solutions is supported by the joint need to fight climate change and the other megatrends, such as the increasing digitalisation and urbanisation. We are continuously improving and expanding our smart technology and digital solution offering to increase customer value and our carbon handprint.
In 2021, our handprint was already double the size of our footprint
With our focus on lifecycle management and smart and sustainable solutions and services, Caverion helps customers achieve substantial energy savings and thus mitigate climate change.
An environmentally compliant supply chain and partners are essential for Caverion. In 2021, 92% of Caverion’s business was ISO 14001 environmentally certified.
Caverion’s own operations are not extensively energy intensive and therefore risks related to growing energy consumption are moderate. Waste generated and chemicals used in Caverion’s operations are recycled and disposed according to regulatory requirements. For most part, the environmental impact of Caverion’s operations relates to local noise or dust. Caverion continuously follows legislation changes on environment in the EU area and in the other operating countries. Caverion is starting a more in-depth analysis on its impacts on global biodiversity.
As sustainability needs are growing rapidly, Caverion is well positioned to enable a sustainable, environmentally friendly, and digital future for our customers and the whole society. The focus is on delivering long-lasting benefits by combining people, technology and data. Caverion' possesses expert guidance throughout the entire lifecycle of buildings, infrastructure and industrial sites and processes. Caverion's holds expert guidance throughout the entire lifecycle of buildings, infrastructure and industrial sites and processes.