We, as the e-systems group of companies, want to make an active contribution to protect the climate. This motivation has given rise to our motto "Acting Consciously", which stands for our responsible actions and the conscious use of natural resources. On this page, we present what we are concretely doing to protect the climate. Our guiding principle is the basis of our actions:
"We are aware of the importance of climate protection. We would like to make a contribution and are embarking on our path to climate neutrality through environmentally-friendly business practices."
In the beginning, there was our first greenhouse gas balance
In 2020, we prepared our first two greenhouse gas balance sheets for 2018 and 2019. This was the starting point for our personal climate journey.
Because: First, only when you know your carbon footprint, is it possible to develop targeted reduction measures and also to offset CO2 emissions. We did this, for the first time, in 2020 on the basis of our greenhouse gas balance for 2019. In the first step, we offset our calculated CO2 emissions as a group of companies. As an offsetting measure, we are participating in the Guacamaya Programme in Honduras. It promotes the maintenance and operation of small hydropower plants in remote and underdeveloped regions. The project is certified according to the international and independent Gold Standard and CDM. The support is provided by one of our two shareholders, Buhck Umweltservices GmbH Co. KG. As part of the Buhck Group, we also participate, indirectly and independently of our emissions, in the renaturation of the Herrenmoor Kleve.
Our long-term goal is to do as much as possible, on our own accord, to continuously reduce our carbon footprint. In the future, we would like to establish and implement as many reduction measures as possible - so that less and less offsetting will be necessary over time.
Our first carbon footprint report has emerged from our assessment, which we would like to offer you as a PDF download on this page. The greenhouse gas balance for 2019 was audited by Fraunhofer UMSICHT. The balance was checked and confirmed with regard to the methodical approach, the CO2 emission factors and plausibility.
Carbon Footprint Report to Download
- ACTING CONSCIOUSLY - Carbon Footprint Report of the e-systems Group 2018/19
As an e-systems Company, we would like to make our active contribution to climate protection. This motivation has given rise to our motto "Acting Consciously", which stands for our responsible actions and the conscious use of natural resources. In our climate protection report, we present to you how we contribute to climate protection in a very concrete way.
What are we doing for climate protection?
100 Percent Green Electricity
We rely fully on renewable electricity. This saves us many tons of CO₂ every year. In 2019, for example, we saved around 12 tons of CO₂. Of course, that's good for the climate. That's why we will continue to do so in the future - because it gives us the opportunity to actively produce a little less greenhouse gas.
Our employees have the opportunity to dispose of used batteries and electrical appliances, free of charge, at any time in the office. We want the proper disposal of batteries and electronics in the interest of the environment to be lived and implemented not only by our customers - but also by our team.
When ordering milk and fruit for the employees, we, as a team, go all in for organic. And the best thing is: every week, the fresh organic products are free for all colleagues! Because organic is not only good for the environment, but also delicious and healthy!
We have published a guideline for climate-friendly travel planning on our employee portal with the e-systems travel policy. This way, we want to achieve a continuous reduction of our CO₂ emissions during business trips.
We only buy CO₂-neutral paper and would like to make our purchasing more and more environmentally friendly, bit by bit.
We have a weekly lunch sponsored by the company to avoid plastic waste. Of course, we are happy that the team sits together for a meal in our beautiful kitchen! The environmental idea plays just as big a role. A win-win for the climate & team cohesion!
Our intranet includes a suggestion system for measures to protect the climate. Here, all employees can actively contribute their ideas to make our group of companies even more environmentally friendly. Our goal is to realise at least three projects each year.
Buhck cooperates with AQ Green TeC and Carbonbay from Hamburg
The CO₂ that we still emit despite our reduction measures is offset by one of our shareholders, Buhck Umweltservices GmbH & Co. KG. With the help of AQ Green TeC GmbH, this is currently done through the annual purchase of CO₂ certificates to compensate for our direct and indirect emissions from the use of our vehicles, heating and, in part, electricity. Carbonbay GmbH & Co. KG uses the income from the CO₂ certificates for the maintenance and operation of three micro hydropower plants in Honduras.
Offset Project Guacamaya
Regional Climate Protection
We are pleased that one of our shareholders Buhck Umweltservices GmbH & Co. KG is also financially supporting a regional project: The nature reserve "Herrenmoor bei Kleve" - it is currently being rewetted. As part of the "Mission Climate Protection", we are also indirectly involved as part of the Buhck Group. The sponsor of this project is the Schleswig-Holstein Nature Conservation Foundation.
For us, there is no standing still when it comes to climate change - so there will be regular updates here on this page - to be continued!
Feedback, Ideas and Suggestions? Gladly!
We look to forward to your message.
Would you like to give us feedback about this page, our carbon footprint report or our measures to contribute to the protection of the climate? That makes us happy - because we want to constantly improve and further develop and are really open to, and grateful, for every suggestion. Please click here to send us your feedback. Thank you!