How exactly this works? Christian Berndt, Sebastian Stabenow, Mathias Backes, Christian Janz (not in picture), Fynn Bading, Linda Jansen (not in picture), Lena Kunz, Stefan Held, Paul Bischoff, Karoline Leo (not in picture), Martina May, Marie-Therese Gaul, Carolin Heck, Moritz Kümmerling and Fabian Bechara tell us in this interview.

What have you achieved as a team?

“For the first time, we have determined the Corporate Carbon Footprint for a central unit of our Group of Companies in detail and in accordance with the Green House Gas Protocol Standard. A distinction is made between emission sources according to three scopes:

  • Scope 1: all direct emissions, e.g. from a vehicle fleet

  • Scope 2: indirect emissions from purchased energy, e.g. from electricity consumption

  • Scope 3: indirect emissions from corporate activities along the value chain, e.g. business travel

We have had our model and our results certified by TÜV Rheinland.

Our business trips and commutes account for by far the largest share of CCF. Accordingly, this is also where our reduction measures come into play. For example, we are making train travel more attractive for our employees in order to reduce our domestic flights on a voluntary basis. A small but efficient solution is our chat, in which we will flexibly coordinate car pools in the future to reduce commuter trips. We offset our unavoidable emissions with Gold Standard projects. This is done through CO2 certificates from projects that avoid emissions, for example. We have acquired the corresponding certificates through our colleagues from Materials Trading.”

How did you achieve this together?

“We developed the CCF model in a small group and in consultation with the Technology, Innovation & Sustainability (TIS) service line to determine our carbon footprint. Once we had a clear picture of our actual emissions, it quickly was clear to us: we will not just do compensation. As a team, we jointly developed measures to reduce our CO2 emissions. Acceptance was important to us from the beginning. That's why we worked in a larger team across all areas and hierarchy levels and developed central measures, for example in the area of business travel and commuting.”

What does your performance mean for thyssenkrupp?

“As an in-house consultancy for thyssenkrupp, it is important for us to set a good example. On the one hand, this means that we make our contribution to reducing greenhouse gas emissions. On the other hand, it also means building up knowledge and competencies from which not only we, but also potentially our colleagues in other units and segments can benefit. In this way, we are supporting thyssenkrupp on the path to a green future.”

Congratulations to the #topteam of thyssenkrupp Management Consulting for this great achievement!

Are you also part of a #topteams or do you know people who are? Then send us an email. We look forward to celebrating your successes together!

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