NEWS 05 April 2019 News from SKAO
Results Measure List 2018 published
For the CO2 Performance Ladder, organizations set ambitious CO2 reduction targets and set to work with reduction measures. The Measure List allows organizations to compare themselves with peers with similar business activities. The report Results Measure List 2018 (Dutch only) shows the use of the list in figures and provides insight into the most commonly taken measures per business activity .
The number of measures per organization is increasing
The longer a company is active on the CO2 Performance Ladder, the more measures it will have implemented. This is also visible in the figures. The number of planned measures per organization is also increasing. This indicates that organizations continue to look for reduction options and register them on the measure list.
Figure 1 Measures per organization
More measures reported that are directly relevant to projects
The figures show that the number of organizations is growing, taking measures aimed at the implementation of projects. This is clearly visible in the Material and Logistics & Transport activities. The number of organizations taking measures in these activities has grown much faster in the last 2 years than the number of organizations participating in the Ladder. This is a sign that, when choosing measures, organizations place more emphasis on measures that are directly relevant to the projects.
Generation of renewable electricity, use of other fuels and electrification
Various measures on the list focus on the generation of electricity, the use of other fuels and the electrification of vehicles and equipment. Although these measures are not yet taken by many organizations in absolute figures, the figures show a strong growth of these types of measures. Purchasing sustainable electricity is one of the most commonly taken measures, which is still showing a lot of growth.
Some measures are related to government policy with regard to energy saving, such as the Recognized Measures for offices and industrial buildings and the energy label for offices.
For the Recognized Measures it applies that organizations in specific business categories must demonstrate that they have implemented these measures. These are obvious measures with a short payback period (less than 5 years). Nevertheless, the number of certified organizations that show that it is implementing these Recognized Measures is still relatively limited.
The same applies to the Energy Label for offices. By 2023, all offices must have at least Energy Label C. The number of certified organizations that are already at this level is relatively limited. Only 20% of the organizations report on the Energy Label, 16% have Energy Label C or better.