Stockmann's carbon footprint

Reporting on greenhouse gas emissions serves as a management tool in the Stockmann Group, providing a basis for defining the areas where emissions should be reduced and for setting reduction targets.

We are constantly developing the way we calculate our carbon footprint. The calculation of Stockmann’s carbon footprint in 2015 covers the functions of the Stockmann Retail, Real Estate, Lindex and group shared functions in all the countries of operation, excluding discontinued department stores and franchise operations.

In 2015 the highest emissions came from the generation of purchased energy (Scope 2), especially electricity. Scope 3 indirect emissions are presented where relevant; the biggest such emissions can be attributed to logistics and waste. The total reported emissions declined by 8 per cent. The Group’s emissions from heating and cooling declined by 21 per cent, due to decreased consumption and changes in emissions factor. The emissions from purchased electricity declined by 9 per cent from previous year. The main reason for the decrease was that elec¬tricity produced by renewable energy was used in several Lindex stores. The emissions from logistics, especially internal logistics, grew compared to previous year. Emissions from refrigerants and business travel declined. Emissions from waste remained on the same level as in the previous year.

Stockmann's carbon footprint was calculated by a third party according to the international Green House Gas (GHG) Protocol reporting guidelines. Stockmann reports its carbon footprint annually in the international CDP survey.

GREENHOUSE GAS EMISSIONS 2014–2015 (tCO2e)

 

2015

2014

Change 2014-2015 in %

Comment

Direct emissions (Scope 1)

1 800

1 900

-5 %

 

Stationary combustion

200

100

100 %

 

Refrigerants

1 600

1 800

-11 %

Normal fluctuation in refrigerants

Indirect emissions from purchased energy 
(Scope 2)

48 900

56 300

- 13 %

No significant changes in Scope 2 emissions. However, heating Lindex is based to a significant extent on estimations and thus the quality of data is fair. 

Purchased electricity

34 400

37 900

-9 %

Minor changes in total surface area. Emissions of renewable electricity purchased  by Lindex are zero. 

Heating and cooling

14 500

18 400

- 21 %

Significant amount of estimation for Lindex. In Stockmann heating consumption has decreased.

Other indirect emissions

(Scope 3)


22 700


21 700

5 %

 

Vehicles 400 400 0 %  

Internal logistics

3 900

3 300

18 %

In Stockmann emissions have decreased due to  more efficient logicistcs and change in volumes. Lindex emissions have increased due to changes in volume.

External logistics 15 200 14 700 3 % Changes in volumes and type of transportation
Business travel 1 200 1 300 -8 % Reduction in emissions due to decreaced air travelling

Waste

2 000

2 000

0 %

2014 figure has been restated due to error in 2014 calculations.

Total 73 400 79 900 - 8%  

Avoided emissions

1 700

1 500

13 %

 

(Net emissions) 71 700 78 400 - 9%  

 

SCOPE 1 SCOPE 2 SCOPE 3
Direct greenhous gas
emissions
Indirect greenhous gas emissions
from purchased energy
Other material indirect
greenhouse gas emissions
• Own energy generation
(reserve power equipment)
• Electricity
• Heating and cooling energy
• Import freight (self-procured)
• Distribution transportation
• Waste
• Refrigerants
• Business travel
• Vehicles

The reporting on greenhouse gas emissions excludes discontinued operations (Russian department stores) and franchising operations. In 2015 the total emissions for the Stockmann Group including discontinued operations were 97 776 tCO2e. The figures presented in the table are rounded to the nearest hundred thousand.