Our Environmental Footprint 2018
DSM's annual environmental performance figures
DSM is committed to being transparent about its sustainability performance. The company has set ambitious sustainability aspirations company-wide. Our new target, announced in 2018, is a 30% absolute reduction of our scope 1 + 2 emissions by 2030 versus our 2016 baseline. This is below a 2°C pathway.
We will achieve this target through a wide-ranging number of actions across all our operations, including:
- renewable electricity: 50% of purchased electricity to be sourced from renewables by 2025, increasing to 75% by 2030
- energy efficiency improvement: an average year-on-year improvement of at least 1% until 2030.
DSM’s progress towards other environmental footprint reductions targets is published in the company’s Annual Report.
Key environmental indicators
The table below shows DSM’s footprint for key environmental indicators. Divestments are reported to the last full year with DSM. Acquisitions are reported at the latest in the year following the first full year after acquisition, due to the required alignment of reporting processes and systems.
|Energy and GHG|
|Total Primary Energy (PJ)||20.8||23.6||22.6||20.9||39.1||41.1|
|% Renewable Electricity purchased||41%||21%||8%|
|Total scope 1 + 2 CO2e emissions - Location based (x million tons)||1.4||1.6||1.5||1.1||4.2||4.2|
|Total scope 1 + 2 CO2e emissions - Market based (x million tons)||1.2||1.5||1.4|
|Total Water use (x million m3)||114||114||104||101||118||150|
|Total Water consumption (x million m3)||22||23||22|
|COD (net) (x 1,000 tons)||2.2||2.5||2.4||2.1||3.9||4.8|
|Waste (x 1,000 tons)|
|Total Process Related Waste||191||190||198||168||169||295|
|Total Recycled Waste||158||162||165||120||108||212|
|Total Non-Recycled Waste||33||28||33||48||61||83|
|- Landfill Non-hazardous||18||16||18||13||18||26|
|- Landfill Hazardous||3||3||1||13||18||26|
|- Off-site Incineration without heat recovery||12||9||14||22||25||32|
|Emissions to Air (x 1,000 tons) and various|
|Number of non-monetary sanctions||6||4||2||5||4||4|
|Total monetary value of fines (€ x 1,000)||24||128||28||36||63||62|