Science Based Targets Initiative
membership is a clear signal
for greater climate protection
In addition to the large number of special services and internal measures described previously, DEKRA’s commitment to the Science Based Targets initiative (SBTi) as of November 2021 is a clear signal of just how seriously the company takes its commitment to sustainability and reducing the carbon footprint. DEKRA has thereby joined the global Business Ambition for 1.5°C campaign, aimed at reducing greenhouse gases and global warming. The world’s largest and fastest-growing business initiative helps companies to develop science-based emissions reduction targets consistent with efforts to limit global warming to 1.5 degrees Celsius above preindustrial levels. A specific emission reduction pathway is now being developed, which must be validated by the SBTi in 2023.
This pathway concerns direct and indirect emissions relating to energy consumption (Scope 1 and 2), as well as the Scope 3 emissions associated with activities such as business travel.
Closer examination of the DEKRA Group’s greenhouse gas footprint in the individual emission categories shows a significant reduction between 2018 and 2021. In the Scope 1 category, TTW (tank-to-wheel) emissions from heat consumption and the vehicle fleet decreased from 43,301 to 38,760 metric tons. Scope 2 TTW emissions from electricity consumption, the vehicle fleet, and district heating consumption were cut from 41,639 to 29,056 metric tons. Lastly, Scope 3 TTW emissions from business travel (by car, train, and plane), waste from operations, and freshwater consumption, as well as WTT (well-to-tank) emissions from energy and fuel consumption declined from 46,001 to 39,998 metric tons.
Commitment to the environment
For many years now, DEKRA Automotive France has been one of the global supporters of the Planète Urgence environmental initiative launched in Paris in 2000. This non-profit organization is especially committed to the protection of endangered species and the reforestation of rain forests, particularly in Indonesia, Cameroon, and Madagascar. DEKRA’s efforts have enabled the planting of around 145,000 trees to date. Around 22,000 new trees were planted between 2020 and 2022 alone. DEKRA is also a supporter of the "Act4nature" initiative founded in 2018 by the Association Française des Entreprises pour l'Environnement (French association of environmental enterprises) and numerous partners. Its aim is to mobilize businesses to address the issue of their direct and indirect impact, their dependencies and their options for action on behalf of nature, and to raise awareness of the need to preserve biodiversity.