For the first time, SHV Energy has measured its corporate carbon footprint.Within the LPG distribution industry, it is probably the largest footprint-exercise ever conducted. Hundreds of people were involved in a process that took some nine months. Some 1,500 data for 2012 operations were collected from more than 20 business units spread over three continents; these were compiled and computed centrally to ensure consistency. The results will serve as a benchmark – a baseline against which future years will be compared.
The 2012 carbon footprint of SHV Energy is calculated to be 876 thousand tonnes of carbon dioxide (CO2). This equates to 125 kilogrammes of CO2 per tonne of LPG sold.
It is very important to understand that operations from our Business Units, which are measured in this report, only make up 2 % of the total LPG CO2 footprint. We can and will make a real difference by improving the footprint ofour customers and suppliers, that represents respectively 90% and 8 %.
Management is measurement – carbon accounts allow management to make more intelligent decisions about carbon emissions.The following subsections of this chapter present the carbon footprint in five ways: by function, by business type, by energy type, by distribution scope and scale, and by region.
This footprint is part of SHV Energy’s sustainability strategy based on three pillars: Better – Cleaner – Together.
We believe that by focusing our combined strengths, we can deliver: A Better performing business – help achieve a Cleaner planet and unite one big team of SHV Energy people working Together to achieve these goals.
Better – Cleaner – Together will guide us in reaching our ambition to become a leading, global, sustainable brand within the off grid energy market.