We take responsibility for the environment by adapting our operations to climate change and switching to fossil-free. We have adopted an ambitious target to halve our GHG emissions by 2025, compared with 2019.
With a few years to go, we’ve come a long way, but aren’t there yet. In this respect, partnerships with clients, authorities, suppliers, other companies and union organisations are important, as well as our own ability to innovate and a strong ambition to minimise our impact on the planet.
Our starting point is to take responsibility for, and reduce, our direct emissions to become aligned with the Paris Agreement and net zero emissions by 2050. An overall assessment of our value chain emissions is required to allocate the right resources to the right place.
Since we started compiling data in 2019, our understanding of the primary sources of our GHG emissions has increased. The primary source of our direct (Scope 1) GHG emissions is internal transportation. Heating and some electricity account for our Scope 2 emissions, while food, consumables and waste are the primary sources of our indirect (Scope 3) emissions. Most of Ambea’s emissions, just over 80 per cent, are Scope 3 emissions.
How we reduce emissions
Our total emissions of 29,602 tonnes CO2 e (tCO2 e) correspond roughly to emissions from the annual consumption of 3,700 Swedes (Swedish Environmental Protection Agency, 8 tonnes of CO2e/Swede), a figure that can be compared with our 16,500 care receivers. In the coming years, our efforts will be focused on fossil-free vehicle and energy solutions – including the phase-out of fossil vehicles – and on finding joint solutions together with our customers, property owners, food and consumables suppliers to reduce our GHG emissions.
Our environmental performance is monitored twice per year by carrying out self-assessments in the units. Compliance with a range of environmental aspects, including chemical handling and waste management, is evaluated.