NCC is well on its way to achieving its climate target, to halve emissions from its own production by 2020. At mid-year, measurements showed a decrease in emissions of 42 percent since 2015. The outcome is followed up on a full-year and off-year basis, where the half-year result is usually somewhat higher as the asphalt operations are not run for full capacity during winter.
By the end of 2018, emissions had been reduced by 32 percent since 2015. Emissions figures have since continued to fall and at the mid-year point for reporting had decreased by 42 percent. NCC’s objective is to halve its emissions by 2020 proportional to sales.
The carbon footprint of NCC is mainly influenced by the fuel used in its operations. Carbon emissions are primarily generated by the combustion of fuel in vehicles, machinery and asphalt plants and the use of electricity and heating.
“We have worked systematically for several years to reduce our emissions and have initially concentrated on areas that we can influence ourselves, such as asphalt manufacturing and our own work vehicles. For example, we have converted 80 percent of our asphalt plants in Sweden to run on biofuel, which has reduced emissions by up to 90 percent,” says SVP Corporate Sustainability Christina Lindbäck.
The goal for NCC is to reduce CO2 emissions from 5.9 tons CO2e to 2.9 tons CO2e per SEK M for all business areas and functions. The outcome is followed up every half and full year and varies during the year depending on what is produced. The outcome is followed up on a full-year and off-year basis, where the half-year result is usually somewhat higher as the asphalt operations are not run for full capacity during winter.