Annual Report and Sustainability Report 2019

SUSTAINABILITY

We are continually making improvements

Climate and Environmental Accounts for 2019

The Group has adopted a target of reducing CO2 greenhouse gas emissions by 20 per cent relative to turnover or in absolute figures by the end of 2020, with the baseline in figures from 2015.

KONGSBERG has acquired and integrated Commercial Marine and Kongsberg Aviation Maintenance Services (KAMS), (previously AIM Norway) in 2019, considerably increasing both the number of employees and turnover. The percentage turnover in the maritime and defence segments changed from 58/42 in 2018 to 70/30 respectively in 2019. This is reflected in the climate statement and renders comparison difficult.

In addition, the data quality and scope of the figures for the climate statement improved during the period 2015–2019, which is reflected in the higher emission figures. This particularly applies to flights booked outside Norway. We are continually making improvements and will establish a new climate strategy from 2020 and adopt a new baseline and climate goals.

CO2 emissions in 2015 were just under 40,000 metric tonnes.

The Group's emissions were more or less the same in 2019 as in 2015, excluding acquired companies. Total CO2 emissions are estimated at 60,400 tonnes for 2019, including acquired companies.

The ratio calculated for total emissions relative to turnover remained stable from 2015 and indicates a slight increase relative to the number of full-time equivalents.

CO2 emissions

Total (exclusive acquired companies) 40,274 MT (+2.6% from 2015 (baseline year))

A total of 60,393 MT inclusive acquired companies

Direct emissions3)4)

MT

698 MT

Our direct and indirect emissions relative to energy consumption indicate a reduction in relation to both turnover and employees. The same applies to emissions relative to the transport of goods. Emissions related to flights indicate an increase with regard to turnover/employees. This is primarily due to a significant increase in customer support activity within KM following the acquisition of Commercial Marine. This organisation has a high degree of travel-related activity. See the ratios in the tables for CO2 emissions, energy consumption and waste.

CO2 emissions

Metric tonnes
Metric tonnes
Changes
in the
last year
2019
exclusive
acquired
companies
Changes
in the
last year
2019
inclusive
acquired
companies
2018
2017
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Scope 1 (Direct emissions)3)
Scope 1 (Direct emissions)3)
-16%
698
+51%
1 251
830
1 065
Oil and gas (business area)
Oil and gas (business area)
657
1 210
631
943
Oil and gas (Kongsberg Technology Park)
Oil and gas (Kongsberg Technology Park)
41
41
199
122
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Scope 2 (Indirect emissions)3)
Scope 2 (Indirect emissions)3)
-2%
10 085
+43%
14 672
10 290
9 670
Electricity (business area)
Electricity (business area)
8 389
11 912
8 521
8 007
Electricity (Kongsberg Technology Park)
Electricity (Kongsberg Technology Park)
1 670
1 670
1 766
1 656
District heating from external suppliers
District heating from external suppliers
17
1 081
3
7
District cooling from external suppliers
District cooling from external suppliers
9
9
0
0
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Scope 3 (Other emissions)
Scope 3 (Other emissions)
+12%
18 8035)
+101%
33 782
16 800
12 607
Flights purchased in Norway
Flights purchased in Norway
8 905
23 885
10 224
8 936
Flights purchased abroad
Flights purchased abroad
9 897
9 897
6 576
3 671
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Total without shipping
Total without shipping
+6%
29 586
+78%
49 705
27 920
23 342
Transport of goods and products paid for in Norway
Transport of goods and products paid for in Norway
+42%
10 6886)
+42%
10 688
7 546
9 175
Total including shipping
Total including shipping
+14%
40 274
+70%
60 393
35 466
32 517

The environmental accounts includes the following sources of CO2 emissions:

  • Direct emissions (Scope 1): Emissions from the use of fuel oil and gas for heating and processes, as well as from the production of district heating at Kongsberg Technology Park.
  • Indirect emissions from electricity (Scope 2): Emissions from electricity consumption and district heating or cooling from external suppliers. The CO2 emission factors used for electricity are location-based and in accordance with GHG Protocol Scope 2 Guidance1).
  • Emissions from flights and the transport of goods and products (Scope 3): Emissions from flights and emissions associated with the transport of goods and merchandise2).

    1) Source: 2015 data from the Department for Environment, Food & Rural Affairs, UK. www.ukconversionfactorscarbon­smart.co.uk.
    For Norway, a location-based factor of 50t CO2/GWh has been used (this emission factor for Norway has also been used in previous reporting years).
    2) CO2 emissions from transport are limited to import, export and domestic transport, payable in Norway.
    3) CO2 emissions (metric tonnes) for KONGSBERG. Emissions from the consumption of fossil fuels for the production of district heating supplied by Kongsberg Technology Park are included in direct emissions. Indirect emissions include the consumption of electricity, district heating and cooling from external suppliers within the business areas, as well as the consumption of electricity for the production of district heating and cooling in Kongsberg Technology Park.
    4) The figures for 2019 show emissions exclusive of acquired companies.
    5) The figures for 2019 include flights purchased abroad for acquired companies.
    6) The figures for 2019 include acquired companies.

Energy consumption

Total (exclusive acquired companies) 124.46 GWh (-5.1% from 2018)

A total of 165.12 GWh inclusive acquired companies

Electricity

GWh

95.79 GWh

Graphs: Total energy consumption for KONGSBERG. The figures include electricity, oil and gas, as well as recycled energy used by Kongsberg Technology Park for the production of district heating, district cooling and compressed air also supplied to non-KONGSBERG companies. See the ratios in the tables for CO2 emissions, energy consumption and waste.

KONGSBERG uses energy in the form of electricity, district heating, district cooling, gas and heating oil in its operations. Kongsberg Technology Park produces district heating, district cooling and compressed air for businesses based in the tech-nology parks in Kongsberg. Approximately half is supplied to other businesses in the technology park. District heating and district cooling are produced using electricity, heating oil, gas and heat recovery. Efficient technology makes it possible to recover in the range of 20-25 GWh heat at the facility at Kongsberg Technology Park. The use of as much recovered heat as possible in the facility is desirable, as this helps reduce a similar consump-tion of oil, gas and electricity. In 2019, 25 GWh was recovered at the facility.

Waste

Total (exclusive acquired companies) 2,239 MT (+19% from 2018)

A total of 7,830 MT inclusive acquired companies

Residual waste

MT

559 MT

Graphs: Total waste production for KONGSBERG (metric tonnes). See the ratios in the tables for CO2 emissions, energy consumption and waste.

Waste volumes are included in KONGSBERG’s internal environmental reporting, where waste generated is divided into waste categories and waste for recycling divided into recycling fractions. 

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