Alstom monitors separately greenhouses gases (GHG) emissions from different origins:
- energy usage including direct and indirect emissions sources such as gas and electricity consumption respectively;
- business travels (air, trains, cars, etc.);
- fugitive emissions of hydrofluorocarbons (HFC) (Ktons CO2 eq).
Alstom in its new perimeter does not emit fugitive emissions of SF6 .
Alstom has now defined a 10% carbon footprint intensity reduction target by 2020, in relation to the base year of 2014, focused on CO2 emissions from energy usage.
Alstom’s direct and indirect CO2 emissions from energy consumption have strongly decreased since 2014. The intensity of GHG emissions follows the same trend as energy intensity. Thanks to the actions to reduce energy consumption, implemented through the energy plan deployed by Alstom since 2016, the GHG emissions are decreasing. At the end of 2016, the GHG emissions intensity attributable to energy consumption decreased by 15% compared to 2015 and by 17% compared to the reference year 2014.
Use of renewable energies
The Company has signed contracts for the usage of electricity from renewable sources where economically feasible: Alstom is fully supplied with green electricity in the UK as well as in Belgium. In France, all the sites except Petit-Quevilly, derive as at least 30% of their electricity from renewable energy sources. In Germany all the sites are supplied with more than 30% of green energy.