The textile auxiliaries producer Textilchemie Dr. Petry has gathered data on its greenhouse gas emissions at all sites, is continuously reducing them and is compensating any emissions that arise through carbon offset projects. The calculated corporate carbon footprint for 2020 was about 906 tons of CO2
. This amount, including a 10% safety margin, was offset by investments in a climate protection project in Sri Lanka.
In addition to avoiding and reducing the generation of climate-damaging gases, offsetting emissions is an important part of the holistic climate protection strategy. With the support of ClimatePartner Deutschland GmbH, Munich/Germany, a solution provider for climate protection, Textilchemie Dr. Petry GmbH, Reutlingen/Germany, has compiled its climate assessment for 2020. By analyzing the results, Textilchemie Dr. Petry was able to identify opportunities to further reduce the carbon footprint.
The Corporate Carbon Footprint 2020 includes all CO2
emissions caused by the generation of heat and electricity for the 4 production sites in Germany, China, Switzerland and Turkey. In addition, further sources of emissions such as for the employees’ commutes, waste disposal, water, vehicle fleet, business travel, home office and office supplies are factored into the balance.
The average emissions in Germany in 2019 were 401 g CO2
e/kWh of electricity. For 2020, the emission factor for Germany was extrapolated to 366 g CO2
e/kWh (Source: German Federal Environment Agency). In comparison, the CO2
emission factor of Textilchemie Dr. Petry GmbH for 2020 was only 148 g CO2
e/kWh. This low value is because the company relies on a mainly green electricity mix with electricity from renewable sources. It has already been operating its own photovoltaic system on the roof of the company building for many years. To further minimize its ecological footprint, Textilchemie Dr. Petry is focusing on reducing energy costs by modernizing production and using gas, water and raw materials economically and responsibly.