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This climate and environmental statement provides an overview of KONGSBERG’s consumption of energy, CO₂ emissions and waste processing. The statement includes all Norwegian units, all production units and major offices abroad. Within the key figures, in addition to the climate and environment, results within the fields of value creation, employee relations and health and safety are also included.

Climate and environmental accounts for 2017

The Group has adopted a target of reducing CO₂ greenhouse gas emissions by 20 per cent relative to turnover by the end of 2020, with the baseline in figures from 2015. The objectives do not include CO₂ emissions from the transport of products and goods.

CO₂ emissions in 2015 were just under 40,000 metric tonnes, with a solid reduction in 2016 to 33,500 metric tonnes. 2017 has seen a continued decrease, but a much smaller one than the previous year. The achieved reduction in CO₂ emissions from 2015 to 2017 was 17 per cent.

This reduction was primarily due to lower emissions from flights and transport. During the same period, CO₂ emissions measured relative to turnover decreased by 3 per cent. An equivalent measure, not including emissions from the transport of products and goods, shows an increase of 6 per cent.

Graphs: CO₂ emissions (metric tonnes) for KONGSBERG. Emissions from the consumption of fossil fuels for the production of district heating supplied by Kongsberg Technology Park are included in direct emissions. Indirect emissions include the consumption of electricity, district heating and cooling from external suppliers within the business areas, as well as the consumption of electricity for the production of district heating and cooling in Kongsberg Technology Park.

KONGSBERG’s CO₂ emissions have been calculated in accordance with the recommendations of the “Greenhouse Gas Protocol” published by the World Business Council for Sustainable Development (WBCSD) and the World Resources Institute (WRI)The environmental accounts includes the following sources of CO₂ emissions:

  • Direct emissions (Scope 1): Emissions from the use of fuel oil and gas for heating and processes, as well as from the production of district heating at Kongsberg Technology Park.
  • Indirect emissions from electricity (Scope 2): Emissions from electricity consumption and district heating or cooling from external suppliers. The CO₂ emission factors used for
    electricity are location-based and in accordance with GHG Protocol Scope 2 Guidance 1).
  • Emissions from flights and the transport of goods and products (Scope 3): Emissions from flights and emissions associated with the transport of goods and merchandise 2). Direct CO₂ emissions (scope 1) have increased by 52 per cent from 2016 to 2017, but still only account for 3 per cent of the total CO₂ emissions for KONGSBERG.
    • Indirect CO₂ emissions (scope 2) have not changed significantly since last year, and account for around 30 per cent of
      total emissions.
    • Other emissions (scope 3) make up two thirds of the total, divided into flights, with 39 per cent, and the transport of goods and merchandise, with 28 per cent of the total. There are some omissions in the reporting of flights ordered outside Norway.

Graphs: Total energy consumption for KONGSBERG. The figures include electricity, oil and gas, as well as recycled energy used by Kongsberg Technology Park for the production of district heating, district cooling and compressed air also supplied to non-KONGSBERG companies.

KONGSBERG uses energy in the form of electricity, district heating, district cooling, gas and heating oil in its operations. Kongsberg Technology Park produces district heating, district cooling and compressed air for businesses based in the technology parks in Kongsberg. Approximately half is supplied to other businesses in the technology park. District heating and district cooling are produced using electricity, heating oil, gas and heat recovery. Efficient technology makes it possible to recover in the range of 20-25 GWh heat at the facility at Kongsberg Technology Park. The use of as much recovered heat as possible in the facility is desirable, as this helps reduce a similar consumption of oil, gas and electricity. In 2017, 26 GWh was recovered at the facility.

Graphs: Total waste production for KONGSBERG (metric tonnes).

Waste volumes are included in KONGSBERG’s internal environmental reporting, where waste generated is divided into waste categories and waste for recycling divided into recycling fractions. There were no major changes in waste volumes from 2016 to 2017.