The sustainability strategy of PrismaLife also involves steering and, where possible, optimising the consumption of resources and the climate-related footprint from the operating activities of the company. Main influencing factors are hereby energy consumption and the associated climate-relevant emissions, especially from business travel and commuting between home and work, as well as office operations. In addition, we observe topics such as the use of paper, waste and recycling, as well as water consumption in the company.
The analysis of the main factors relevant to the carbon emissions from operations shows that the direct carbon emissions of PrismaLife in 2019 were 51.1 tonnes. The basic principle applies: reduction and innovation take precedence over compensation. Compensation is only reasonable where there is no savings option and where no process improvements are possible.
PrismaLife aims to reduce direct carbon emissions from business operations (scope 1 and 2) to 40 tonnes by 2025 and to 30 tonnes by 2030. At the same time, as of 2020, the remaining carbon emissions will be offset by supporting suitable projects, so that PrismaLife will already be operating climate neutrally as of 2020.