CO2 ambitions

We aim to reduce our CO2 emissions with a focus on the following objectives:

  • Net zero in scope 1 and 2 towards 2030
  • Net zero in scope 3 towards 2040
CO2 measures for Selecta NL and Pelican Rouge

Our CO2 footprint is mainly determined by the emissions from our business fleet and the roasting and production of coffee. In order to realize our ambition and objectives, we are taking the following measures on the largest sources of emissions:

Scope 1
  • Electric transport will become the norm (50% reduction by 2025).
  • We save fuel for our operators and technicians by using smart route planning software based on telemetry. This way we prevent unnecessary kilometres (6% reduction by 2025).
  • We actively inform our employees about fuel consumption, fuel saving tips and 'The New Driving' (2% reduction by 2025).

By applying these measures under scope 1, we should achieve a reduction of 58% by 2025 compared to 2019.

Scope 2 & business travel
  • Solar panels on the roof of the roastery (49% reduction by 2025).
  • We prefer to opt for locally generated green electricity (16% reduction by 2025).

By applying these measures under scope 2, we should achieve a reduction of 65% by 2025 compared to 2019.

CO2 footprint 2019 – 2022

The CO2 footprint for both our organizations is caused by various elements within scope 1 & 2. For Selecta Netherlands, for example, the vehicle fleet is the largest emission and for the roaster it concerns gas and electricity consumption.

CO2 footprint reduction

In recent years we have worked hard to achieve our objectives. For example, we have already managed to reduce 23% for PR Group (both NL entities) since 2019. This is shown in both graphs below.

Scope 1

For Selecta Netherlands, in scope 1, we mainly focus on the reduction of CO2 emissions from our fleet. This is simply because we can make the biggest impact here. The policy for transitioning to electric vehicles has been introduced in 2021. So fare Selecta NL has already converted 17.5% of its fleet to electric.

But the office has not been left behind either. In 2022 we started making the office more sustainable. An example of this is a cascade arrangement of the central heating boilers. However, the biggest differences in consumption will only become visible in 2023. As a result, we cannot yet see how much effect this will actually have.

For Pelican Rouge, our coffee roaster, there is unfortunately little difference in scope 1. This mainly has to do with the production process. However, there is a lot of awareness for alternatives for gas consumption.

The various effects of the measures can be seen in the graph below.

Scope 2 & business travel

Within scope 2, this year we see the first results of the solar panels on the roof of the roasting plant. These contribute to a large extent to making the roasting plant more sustainable and the transition to locally generated green electricity. In 2022, the results of the solar panels will be even more clearly reflected in the reduction. In 2021 we will still see a clear decrease due to NL wind energy.

Awarded project

The majority of the CO2 emissions related to the award project are caused by the vehicle fleet and the kilometres driven. Last year the emission was 51.3 tons of CO2 emissions.

Here, too, we will work towards driving more with electric vehicles in the coming years, which will reduce the footprint. For example, due to the transition to electric vehicles in 2022, approximately 6.5% of the vehicles driving to the location of the award project will be electric. This should therefore be reflected in the 2022 numbers.

Furthermore, there will also be a roll-out of the project where we, together with our partners, aim for more sustainable cooperation and will apply various reduction measures.

Curious about how we are going to achieve our goals and where we currently stand, take a look at our CO2 reduction policy.

If you have any questions, comments or ideas, we would like to hear from you.