Sioen's carbon footprint

Sioen calculates its carbon footprint annually to see where things can be improved and how we can reduce our footprint.

We calculate our carbon footprint annualy

The annual calculation of our carbon footprint makes it possible to closely monitor the evolution of our CO2 emissions and performance. On the base of this analysis, we can pick out the points where improvement is needed to reduce our carbon footprint.

The total carbon footprint of Sioen in 2020 was 34 830 tCO2e for direct emissions (scope 1 & scope 2)with 5 912 tCO2e for upstream emissions from fossil fuel and electricity losses (scope 3).

Natural gas is the largest emission source (83%; 28 894 tCO2e) followed by electricity consumption(14%; 4 748 tCO2e). Emissions related to mobility (fuel for company cars and forklift trucks) are limited to 3%.

The Coating Division represents the largest part of Sioen’s emissions (90% of direct emissions) and 63.5% of the group’s turnover.

When we look at the emissions per division, we see a decrease compared to 2019 in all divisions.

Within the coating division, there is a decrease in total emissions, despite the acquisition at the end of 2019 of a French coating company, responsible for 2 850t CO2 direct emissions on an annual basis.

On the one hand, investments were made in CO2 offsetting in Germany, amounting for 1 675 tCO2.

Furthermore, the share of green electricity continues to increase. In 2020, 79% of all electricity purchased was of green origin.

The annual calculation of our carbon footprint makes it possible to closely monitor the evolution of our CO2 emissions and performance. Thanks to the share of green electricity that increased from 3 to 77% and efforts at all levels, direct emissions per FTE and per production volume decreased significantly since 2017.