CO2 emissions and underlying environmental data

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CO2 EMISSIONS PER EMPLOYEE (FULL-TIME EQUIVALENT, FTE), SWISS RE GROUP

 

 

2013

2017

2018

Change in %

Change in %

 

 

kg/FTE

kg/FTE

kg/FTE

since 2017

since 2013

1

Calculation based on a market-based approach taking into account the purchase of renewable energy instruments, with the exception of the UK, where the government requires companies to report an average grid factor (see table at the bottom for our reporting of emissions from electricity).

2

Commuting data are gathered biannually by means of a survey. The figures are rounded and fraught with considerable uncertainty.

Scope 1

Heating

378

264

244

–7.6

–35.4

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Scope 2

Power1

824

651

584

–10.3

–29.1

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Scope 3

Business travel

3 713

4 126

3 892

–5.7

4.8

 

Copy paper

40

17

16

–5.9

–60.0

 

Waste

50

34

33

–2.9

–34.0

 

Water

12

12

11

–8.3

–8.3

 

Technical gases

27

21

6

–71.4

–77.8

 

Commuting2

1 250

1 050

1 000

–4.8

–20.0

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Total

 

6 294

6 175

5 786

–6.3

–8.1

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UNDERLYING ENVIRONMENTAL DATA, SWISS RE GROUP

 

 

2013

2017

2018

Change in %
since 2017

Change in %
since 2013

Heating

kWh/FTE

1 931

1 286

1 190

–7.5

–38.4

Power

kWh/FTE

4 533

3 606

3 405

–5.6

–24.9

Energy intensity

kWh/FTE

6 464

4 892

4 595

–6.1

–28.9

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Business travel

kWh/FTE

13 492

15 224

14 310

–6.0

6.1

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Copy paper

kWh/FTE

34

15

14

–6.7

–58.8

Recycling paper

%

71

64

65

1.6

–8.5

FSC label

%

96

94

96

2.1

0

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Waste

kWh/FTE

181

130

134

3.1

–20.4

Water

m3/FTE

16

16

14

–12.5

–12.5

In line with the Scope 2 Guidance of the Greenhouse Gas (GHG) Protocol, we report the emissions associated with our electricity consumption according to both a location-based approach representing the CO2 intensity of the grids where we operate and a market-based method taking into account emission reductions from instruments such as Renewable Energy Certificates (RECs) and Guarantees of Origin (GOs).

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INDIRECT EMISSIONS FROM PURCHASED ELECTRICITY, SWISS RE GROUP

 

Location-based
total

Market-based
total

Instrument
types

Percentage
kWh

 

t CO2e

t CO2e

 

 

1

All Swiss electricity producers are required by law to declare the quality and quantity of the electricity produced. Swiss Re buys 100% green labelled electricity (naturemade star).

2

In the US, we purchase green-e labelled Renewable Energy Certificates (RECs) for our total power consumption.

3

The UK government claims all green credentials of renewable electricity produced in the country. Even though over 80% of the electricity we consume in the UK comes with Renewable Energy Guarantees of Origin (REGOs), we report the same emission figures for location- and market-based approaches.

4

Our next biggest power consumption is in Slovakia and India, each with 3% of the Group’s total.

Switzerland1

980

358

GOs

35%

US2

8 437

244

RECs

24%

UK3

6 134

6 134

GOs,
residual mix

19%

Rest of the world4

7 832

2 162

RECs, GOs, residual mix

22%

Total

23 383

8 898

 

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