CO2 performance ladder

CO2 performance ladder

The CO2 performance ladder, an initiative by Stichting Klimaatvriendelijk Aanbesteden & Ondernemen, allows us at Bombardier Transportation Netherlands B.V. to do business in a CO2-aware manner and as a result, be able to systematically control and reduce our CO2 emissions.

Our CO2 footprint

Our CO2 footprint

An energy assessment allows us to analyze our current and prior-period energy usage. The assessment covers at least 80% of the energy we use and helps us identify the most energy consuming process so that we can take appropriate reduction measures.

The highest energy consumption flows of Bombardier Transportation Netherlands B.V. are:

  • Fuel consumption:  69,0%
  • Electricity: 8,5%
  • Gas: 3,8%

Most of the CO2 emissions of Bombardier Transportation Netherlands B.V. are caused by fuel consumption. The 69% is equal to 141 tons CO2 emissions and is emitted by 17 cars in total. The second highest on the list are the emissions caused by electricity consumption with a total of 17 tons (8,5%) of CO2 emissions. The third biggest factor is emissions resulting from gas consumption, altogether 8 tons (3.8%) of CO2 emissions.

The goals for scope 1 and scope 2 are reached. Several factors have a contributed significantly to the reduction of the CO2 footprint:

  • Due to COVID-19 measures staff have been working from home. The installation, testing, commissioning and services work on site is ongoing despite of COVID-19. Office based work is shifted to work from home almost entirely.
  • Per 01-01-2020 Green certified electricity “100% NL-wind”.
  • The emissions in scope 1 are reducing due to the replacement of fuel cars for soft  hybrid cars.

The table below shows the progress in CO2 emissions:

Table 1: Trends progress in CO2 reduction (Tons kg)

Emissions

First half 2018

Total 2018

First half 2019

Total 2019

First half 2020

Diesel

27,01

45,25

32,43

69,67

31,63

Euro 95

42,65

88,64

34,19

71,76

34,9

GAS m3

5,62

9,23

2,68

7,77

3,17

Total scope 1

75,28

143,12

69,30

149,20

69,70

Electricity

15,7

35,81

9,5

16,28

0

Electric cars

0,14

0,34

0,4

1,02

0,46

Public transport

3,79

7,65

2,68

7,62

0,29

Short haul flights <700 km

1,01

1,01

2,36

2,63

0,00

Medium haul flights 700-2500 km

8,10

16,47

26,73

28,42

1,11

Long haul flights >2500 km

5,51

5,89

 

 

 

Total scope 2

34,24

67,17

41,68

55,97

1,86

Total scope 1 and 2

109,52

210,28

110,98

205,17

71,56

 

Deployment of direct hours

26.205

53.928

24.672

48.203

23.929

Scope 1 / direct hours

2,87

2,65

2,81

3,10

2,91

scope 2 / direct hours

         

Total /direct hours

4,18

3,90

4,50

4,26

2,99

Our CO2 reduction objectives

Our CO2 reduction objectives

To set realistic and ambitious objectives for Bombardier Transportation Netherlands B.V., in line with the performance ladder directives, we performed a benchmark of the objectives set by peers in the same field.  According to the measure list of the SKAO, Bombardier Transportation Netherlands B.V. achieves an overall score of A: Standard, which is average compared to other companies in the sector. We therefore set a main reduction objective which is comparable to companies in the sector to reduce 15% by 2021.

Scope 1 and 2 objectives

Bombardier Transportation Netherlands B.V. wants to emit 15% less CO2 in 2021.

These objectives are related to the annual turnover measured by the deployment of direct hours.

This is specified in the following objectives for scope 1 and 2:

  • Scope 1: We aim to reduce the company cars’ fuel consumption from the by approximately 10% between 2017 and 2021. This reduction is related to the total number of kilometers driven.
  • Scope 2: We have taken measures to reduce electricity consumption and associated CO2 emissions, which we estimated to result in a 50% electricity consumption reduction between 2017 and 2021.

Scope 3 objectives

To be able to reduce the electricity use of sold goods, Bombardier Transportation Netherlands B.V. will approach some of its customers to replace the current VPC servers by new and more energy efficient VPU N servers. The objective is to replace 8 of the 20 potential servers in 2021. This would save 83 tons of CO2 per year. In 2019 the goal is adjusted to the replacement of 9 VPC servers.

Our CO2 reduction measures

Our CO2 reduction measures

Measures to reach the scope 1 and 2 objectives

The following table shows the current measures with the highest reduction potential. The full list with measures for scope 1, 2 and 3 can be downloaded from this page.

Scope

Measure

Reduction    potential

2

Switch to green electricity

100%

1

Carpool where possible

50%

2

Focus on conference calling and online meetings as alternative for traveling

10%

2

Lights out/ placing timers and motion sensors

5%

3

Choose in most sustainable supplier

5%

3

Active Life Cycle Analysis policy for scope 3 reduction

5%

 

 

Our participation in initiatives

We take active part in an industry initiative, which allows us to exchange information and ideas and jointly realize developments in the field of CO2 reduction. The CO2 ladder standardizes participation in such initiatives and requires reports of meetings and presentations for auditing purposes.

 

current initiatives

Current initiative

Bombardier Netherlands is participating in Platform Duurzaam OV & Spoor (Platform Sustainable Public Transport & Rail). The platform aims at a CO2 neutral public transport in 2050 and created future scenarios for 7 different themes that reflect the important technological and social changes for CO2 neutral 2050. Working together within this platform with industry and governmental institutions is very beneficial for us to achieve our ambitious objectives.

As a leader in rail technology, we can provide the platform with performance information about our innovations in energy reduction, such as the battery-powered TALENT 3 train or new energy saving computer systems for safety signalling. following two themes.

Stations, Infrastructure & Materials

The current Dutch railway infrastructure foresees an ever-increasing demand for transport capacity. This directly affects railway infrastructure systems. As the train density per track increases, so will the wayside safety signalling systems. This will not only lead to an increase of the energy consumption of the signalling systems, but also require that the sector thinks about the sustainability of this systems. For example, can the products be produced in more sustainable way? Or, what about its recyclability?

To answer these questions, governmental institutions and industry need to work together to be able to develop and implement policies that allow sustainable solutions and standardize sustainable production and products.

Platform Duurzaam OV & Spoor’s vision provides stepping stones for the public transport branch which in turn can lead to a common focus.

To actively pursue progress within the public transport sector, Bombardier Netherlands now has created a new permanent role; Carbon Footprint Coordinator. The coordinator is given full support to participate in the platform Duurzaam OV & Spoor to encourage the exchange of new ideas and initiatives between government and companies within its sector.

Within Bombardier, the coordinator monitors the company’s efforts to reduce CO2 and sets new measures every half year to reach its CO2 reduction objective.

Find more information about Duurzaam OV & Spoor on their website.

Stations, Infrastructure & Materials