In addition to the positive impact of financing sustainable enterprises that safeguard the environment, Triodos Bank also continuously aims to reduce its impact on the environment as an institution itself. This scope goes beyond its own activities to include its choice of suppliers, products and services.

Environmental key figures

absolute quantities/ftes

2018

2017

2016

2015

2014

Energy consumption

 

 

 

 

 

Electricity in kWh/fte

1,930

2,079

2,329

2,533

2,686

Gas in m3/fte

104

102

103

105

103

 

 

 

 

 

 

Business travel

 

 

 

 

 

By aircraft in km/fte

3,452

3,920

4,113

4,762

5,154

By car in km/fte

1,036

1,020

1,188

1,246

1,267

By public transport km/fte

589

684

648

713

674

 

 

 

 

 

 

Commuting

 

 

 

 

 

By car in km/fte

4,025

4,318

4,535

4,435

4,534

By carpool in km/fte

408

145

118

109

74

By public transport in km/fte

3,361

3,454

3,458

3,241

3,297

By bike or on foot in km/fte

606

591

601

521

575

 

 

 

 

 

 

Paper usage

 

 

 

 

 

Total paper usage in kg/fte

81

85

112

180

214

Blank copy recycled paper in kg/fte

13

13

17

26

20

Letter head paper/leaflets/etc. in kg/fte

68

72

95

155

194

Letter head paper/leaflets/etc. in kg/customer

0.13

0.14

0.17

0.27

0.34

 

 

 

 

 

 

Co-workers

 

 

 

 

 

Ftes

1,297

1,197

1,089

968

879

External, temporary co-workers

93

103

102

93

65

 

 

 

 

 

 

Buildings (absolute figures)

 

 

 

 

 

Surface area in m2

34,321

33,792

33,792

31,687

31,052

Volume in m3

114,445

112,678

112,678

104,661

102,407

Emission of CO2 (equivalents)

in thousands of kg

2018

2017

2016

2015

2014

1

Due to changes in the method of calculation, the CO2 emission of energy has fluctuated in previous years.

Electricity1

7

13

22

1

100

Gas consumption (heating)

73

72

73

90

124

 

 

 

 

 

 

Paper

143

140

203

293

314

Public Transport

105

268

243

214

260

Car

1,487

1,489

1,499

1,324

1,145

Flights

997

1,082

1,083

1,119

1,141

Total

2,812

3,064

3,123

3,041

3,084

 

 

 

 

 

 

Minus: Compensation for CO2 credits

–2,812

–3,064

–3,123

–3,041

–3,084

CO2 balance (neutral)

 

CO2 compensation costs per tonne (EUR)

8.40

8.40

8.40

8.40

8.40

Methodology

The data to calculate the final CO2 footprint of Triodos Bank are collected by Local Environmental Managers (LEM’s) in the various countries. They complete all data, including underlying evidence, in a CO2 Management Application of the Climate Neutral Group (CNG). The LEM of The Netherlands checks if the input of all data and evidence has been done correctly. After the completion of this phase all data is consolidated by the Finance Division (four eyes principle). Finally an external auditor checks if all relevant data has been entered accurately and approves the outcome. CNG determines conversion factors for the calculation of the amount of greenhouse gas emission caused by the CO2 production of Triodos Bank on an annual basis. The conversion factor multiplied with the outcome of the different components results in Triodos Bank’s total CO2 footprint.