Sustainability

Environmental Care

Strategic target: Zero emissions

Cramo is focused on being the most climate- and resource-efficient rental solutions company. We will work continuously to mitigate our climate impact by reducing energy use and emissions, switching to fossil-free energy sources, reducing and recycling materials, reducing waste, and handling hazardous waste properly. We take a precautionary approach to environmental considerations in our procurement decisions and the selection of suppliers as well as in our customer dialogues.

– from the Cramo Care Policy

Environmental Care
Topics Key performance indicator Target Outcome 2019 Outcome 2018 Outcome 2017 Outcome 2016 Status1
Resource efficiency CO2e emissions, scope 1 and 22 (relative to sales) <15 tonnes/MEUR by 2023 (equals >20% decrease vs 2019) 19.43 tonnes/MEUR 15.6 tonnes/MEUR 17.5 tonnes/MEUR 18.4 tonnes/MEUR  
  Share of renewable electricity4,5 >90% by 2023 82% 75% n/a n/a  
  Energy usage, scope 1 and 2 (relative to sales) <100 MWh/MEUR by 2023 (equals >10% decrease vs 2019) 113.76 MWh/MEUR 92.5 MWh/MEUR 89.2 MWh/MEUR 94.5 MWh/MEUR  
  Share of mixed waste7 <15% by 2023 23% 28% 30% 38%  
  Share of operations covered by ISO 14001 (relative to sales) All operations covered by ISO 14001 by 2023 75%8 80% 81% 82%  

 

1  CRAMO Joo nappula Taulukko On-going – excellent progress or target achieved     CRAMO Vaiheessa nappula Taulukko On-going – on track     CRAMO Ei nappula Taulukko On-going – not on track
2 A market-based method is used to calculate CO2e emissions from electricity
3 The increase in CO2e emissions scope 1 and 2 (relative to sales) is due to the demerger of Adapteo in 2019 and the acquisition of KBS Infra in 2018. KBS is included for the first time in the reporting for 2019
4 New KPI since 2019
5 Electricity certified by Guarantee of Origin or similar system
6 The increase in energy usage scope 1 and 2 (relative to sales) is due to the demerger of Adapteo in 2019 and the acquisition of KBS Infra in 2018. KBS is included for the first time in the reporting for 2019
7 Austria, Germany and Hungary were excluded in 2016, 2017 and 2018 due to difficulties obtaining the information required from suppliers but are included in 2019
8 The decrease in share of operations covered by ISO 14001 (relative to sales) is due to the demerger of Adapteo in 2019 and the acquisition of KBS Infra in 2018. KBS is included for the first time in the reporting for 2019

 

ISO Management Standard 14001 has been implemented in Finland, Sweden, Norway and Estonia. The ongoing certification targets all Cramo markets.

Improving energy efficiency

A key aspect of our sustainability work is reducing energy use in transport, lighting and heating. Our rental services include the transport of machinery, equipment and site huts to our customers. Rental products are also transported between depots. With route optimisation and improved driving patterns, we strive to reduce the number and duration of transports, thus also reducing emissions.

In order to work systematically to reduce the use of electricity and heating, continuous monitoring of energy use at our depots and headquarters is needed. In 2019, Cramo introduced a new energy monitoring system in Sweden. The system signals in real-time deviations in the use of electricity and heating and allows for quick corrective actions in the event of any shortcomings. It also enables real-time follow-up on the effectiveness of actions taken. The energy monitoring system will thus help us gain control of energy use and provide a basis for the prioritisation of energy efficiency improvements.

During the year, the central hub in South-West Finland was moved to new premises. Improved insulation and geothermal heating in the new hub decrease the energy use by more than 50%. It also offers an improved work environment for the employees and possibilities to adjust the amount of space in usage and thus the environmental impact.

Energy use, scope 1 and 2 relative to sales increased in 2019 to 113.7 MWh/MEUR (92.5 MWh/MEUR in 2018). The increase is due to the demerger of Adapteo in 2019 and the acquisition of KBS Infra in 2018.

Switching to renewable energy

The use of energy is critical to Cramo. We work continuously to mitigate our climate impact by reducing energy use and switching to fossil-free energy sources wherever possible. In 2019, Germany and Austria switched to renewable electricity, increasing the share of electricity from renewable sources on Group level from 75% to 82%.

CO2e emissions, scope 1 and 2 relative to sales increased in 2019 to 19.4 tonnes/MEUR (15.6 tonnes/MEUR in 2018). The increase is due to the demerger of Adapteo in 2019 and the acquisition of KBS Infra in 2018.

Reducing business travel

Another important aspect of reducing our climate impact is reducing business travel. We promote and facilitate online and phone meetings whenever possible, and video conferences are increasingly used throughout the Group. CO2e emissions from air travel was 570 tonnes in 2019. Most of the air traveling is within Europe, within and between countries where Cramo operates.

Sharp focus on sorting waste

We work systematically to increase material efficiency and to reduce waste, especially mixed waste and waste to landfill. Priorities include the handling of hazardous waste and increasing the share of waste for recycling.

At the majority of our depots and at our headquarters, sorting and recycling waste is part of our daily routine. In some countries, however, local circumstances complicate the implementation of an efficient system for waste handling. In those countries, Cramo is studying potential alternatives to improve the sorting and recycling of waste.

The share of mixed waste decreased in 2019 to 23% (28% in 2018).

2020

Our focus on energy efficiency and waste handling will continue in 2020. We will continue the work to establish and implement common Group policies, targets and processes with a focus on environmental improvements.

Climate emissions, tonnes CO2e
  Total Scandinavia Finland and Eastern Europe Central Europe
Scope 1 (direct energy usage) 8,391 2,336 2,732 3,323
– transportation 7,709 2,156 2,618 2,935
– stationary combustion 682 180 114 388
         
Scope 2 (purchased energy) 3,461 593 2,366 502
– electricity 2,137 49 1,702 386
– heating 1,324 544 664 116

 

Energy usage, MWh
  Total Scandinavia Finland and Eastern Europe Central Europe
Scope 1 (direct energy usage) 33,845 9,638 10,990 13,217
– transportation 30,691 8,641 10,404 11,646
– stationary combustion 3,154 997 586 1,571
         
Scope 2 (purchased energy) 35,736 24,247 9,516 1,973
– electricity 21,945 15,515 5,112 1,318
– heating 13,791 8,732 4,404 655

 

Waste and recycling
  Total Scandinavia Finland and Eastern Europe Central Europe1
Total weight of waste, tonnes 5,971 2,965 1,445 1,561
         
Of which:        
– non-hazardous waste 4,815 2,413 1,377 1,025
– hazardous waste 1,156 552 68 536
         
Of which:        
– non-mixed waste 4,625 2,575 1,059 992
– mixed waste 1,346 390 386 569
         
Handling method, non-hazardous waste, %        
– recycling 1,857 971 607 279
– landfill 267 105 97 65
– incineration 1,813 1,160 431 222
– other 13 0 8 5
– unspecified1 865 177 234 454
         
Handling method, hazardous waste, %        
– recycling 569 505 61 3
– landfill 15 11 2 2
– incineration 94 36 1 57
– other 2 0 0 2
– unspecified1 476 0 4 472

1 All waste is treated by reliable suppliers and in accordance with national laws and regulations. Information regarding the handling method is not available