Climate neutral operations
Energy use within the organization
Some of the energy used is converted into residual heat which we can deliver to external parties. The main part goes to district heating and some to the municipal water treatment plant. In 2018, we delivered 57,700 MWh in the form of surplus heat to district heating in Swedish cities Höganäs and Halmstad. The export from Höganäs saved community emissions corresponding to an estimation of 12,000 tonnes of CO2, compared to the normal production of heat by natural gas incineration.
Historically the purchase of electricity has been based on price first and environmental performance second. During 2018, we began exploring the business impacts of alternative electricity sourcing. Pre-studies to turn to renewable electricity were initiated in the US, India, China, Belgium and Sweden. In 2018, we purchased 527,100 MWh electricity of which 53 percent was from renewable or partly renewable sources.
Energy use, scope 1, fuels
|Energy use, Scope 1, MWh||2018|
|Total, scope 1||448,400|
|Energy use, Scope 2, MWh||2018|
|Sold self-generated heating||–57,700|
|Total, Scope 2||549,600|
|Total energy use, Scope 1 and 2||998,000|