CO2 Performance Ladder
We achieved CO2 Performance Ladder level 3
It is clear that we are committed to sustainability and working on reducing our carbon footprint. Achieving CO2 Performance Ladder level 3 is a milestone that demonstrates that we are taking proactive steps to reduce our CO2 emissions and promote sustainable business practices. On this page, we explain you what it means to achieve the CO2 Performance Ladder Level 3 certificate and how this enables us to take concrete steps towards carbon reducing operations.
What does this CO2 certificate mean for you
Level 3 is very beneficial for a manufacturing company: While level 5 is the highest step to achieve, it is more challenging to achieve when you decide to certify the entire production process of the artificial grass and not just on the installation of an artificial grass surface. We took the more challenging path and decided to certify the entire production process, and we are proud to have reached level 3 on the CO2 Performance Ladder certificate. In a project, this means it does not only apply on laying the artificial grass, but on the entire installation of the sports infrastructure.
Choosing an artificial grass company with level 3 for your artificial grass surface helps you to contribute to the national and European Climate targets. The European Union has set specific climate targets and obligations for its member states regarding the reduction of greenhouse gas emissions. By selecting artificial turf from a company achieved the CO2 Performance Ladder certificate, sports clubs and municipalities prove to support efforts to reduce greenhouse gas emissions. In addition, this gives you a positive public image with other municipalities and potential or existing club members. It might create the opportunity to make your project or club more attractive to investors.
How did we achieve Level 3
1. Determine current scope 1 2 3 carbon emissions
We first determined the current carbon footprint of our organisation. This number includes not only direct emissions from fuel consumption, for example, but also indirect emissions related to the procurement of goods and services. Our total carbon footprint in 2022 was 2332 tonnes of CO2. Hereby an overview for scope 1 2 3 carbon emissions in tonnes CO2:
Scope 1 (69%)
- Gas and fuels: 1602.9
Scope 2 (23%)
- Electricity: 539.7
Scope 3 (8%)
- business travel: 26.9
- employee commuting: 162.5
2. Set targets for CO2 reduction
Formulate concrete targets for reducing CO2 emissions. These targets should be ambitious and measurable. Hereby the targets for Domo® Sports Grass:
|Target compared to reference year 2022
|Scope 1 + 2 + Business Travel
|25% reduction by 2025
|Green electricity / fuels
|Purchasing 100% green electricity from 2023
To achieve the big targets by 2025, we would need to achieve the following annual reduction targets for scope 1 2 3 carbon emissions:
|2023 (vs 2022)
|2024 (vs 2022)
|2025 (vs 2022)
|Business Travel (Scope 3)
3. Implement actions to reach targets
To achieve our CO2 reduction targets for scope 1 2 3 carbon emissions, we put the following actions in practice:
- Simple actions by our colleagues: switching off lights and appliances at the end of the working day, not leaving doors and windows open in winter, sorting waste and making sustainable material choices.
- Phased installation of LED lighting in all our buildings
- Switch to more sustainable vehicles and equipment
- Measures relating to the gas and fuel consumption of the company's fleet
- Recycling waste released during production
- Encourage people who live less than 10 km from work to cycle to work
- Home-generated energy from solar panels, supplemented by green electricity
- Choose lower-emission flights when travelling by air
- Encourage employees to use alternative transport for shorter journeys
- Increase the use of remote meetings
4. Communicating and reporting
To make this happen, it is essential that staff participate in our sustainability story. They need to be informed about this. This must also be communicated transparently externally. This is done through the website and making the certificate and the supply chain initiative visible:
- Our company page on SKAO
- Our Performance Ladder level 3 certificate
- Supply Chain initiative document
Going through these steps enable us as a company to achieve the CO2 Performance Ladder certificate, demonstrating our genuine commitment to reducing our impact on the climate. This CO2 certificate serves as proof of our efforts and motivates us to continuously improve and strive for excellence.
What is the CO2 Performance Ladder
The CO2 Performance Ladder certificate is an instrument used to help companies and organisations reduce their scope 1 2 3 carbon emissions and promote sustainability. With this certificate, organisations can have an advantage when registering for tenders. The tool is as much a CO2 management system as it is a procurement tool.
Organisations that become certified with the CO2 Performance Ladder will see that it is going to be an investment that give an immediate return in terms of reduced energy costs, material savings and innovation. The primary objective of the Ladder is to encourage organisations to gain insight into their scope 1 2 3 carbon emissions and to encourage the continuous pursuit of opportunities to minimise emissions within the organisation and, consequently, across their projects.
The CO2 Performance Ladder consists of different levels (steps), with the highest level (step 5) being the most ambitious in terms of CO2 reduction. Companies can be certified at a specific step based on their performance in terms of CO2 reduction and sustainability.
More information on: What is the Ladder (co2-prestatieladder.nl)
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Frequently asked questions
What are scope 1 2 3 carbon emissions?
Scope 1 emissions include direct emissions from sources that are either owned or under the direct control of the reporting organisation. These emissions typically result from on-site activities such as the combustion of fossil fuels in company-owned vehicles, industrial processes and heating systems.
Scope 2 emissions include the indirect emissions associated with the generation of purchased energy used by the reporting organisation. These emissions are not generated on-site, but result from the production of the electricity or heat consumed by the organisation.
Scope 3 emissions represent a broader category of indirect emissions that are not covered by either Scope 1 or Scope 2. They cover the organisation's entire supply chain and product lifecycle, providing a more comprehensive view of its environmental impact.
Source: European Central Bank. (2022, 29 july). ECB Environmental Statement 2022. https://www.ecb.europa.eu/ecb/climate/green/html/ecb.environmentalstatement202207~dedabd566b.en.html
What is the meaning of direct emissions
Direct emissions are green house gas emissions (GHG) coming from sources that are owned or controlled by the reporting organisation. These emissions are typically created from on-site activities such as the manufacturing of goods, energy sources, transportation, and other industrials processes. Direct emissions fall under scope 1.