Humana endeavours to reduce the climate impact of its operations. We developed a carbon index during the year based on emissions as measured per the Greenhouse Gas Protocol (GHG). The calculations are based on measured and estimated data from all operations and countries in the Group
and general emission factors.
The table below illustrates emissions divided according to the GHG Protocol’s three scopes.
- Scope 1 recognises direct emissions from car travel within operations and from heating with fuel oil.
- Scope 2 recognises indirect emissions from purchased electricity and district heating.
- Scope 3 recognises indirect emissions from centrally booked air travel. We intend to continue to collect data so we can report additional indirect emissions, thereby increasing our understanding of how to reduce the Group’s negative climate impact.
According to the data collection and delimitations made, Humana’s emissions in 2020 total 5,781 tonnes of carbon dioxide equivalents, compared to 6,505 tonnes in 2019, a decrease of 11 percent. The goal is for this to decrease further in 2021.
Humana’s travel policy encourages employees to travel climate-smart and to use company vehicles efficiently. Besides reducing travel, Humana wants to facilitate remote working as much as possible through more virtual project teams and online meetings. Compared with 2019, Humana’s car travel in 2020 decreased by 14 percent and air travel by 60 percent, mostly due to the pandemic. The few Humana properties that are still being heated with fuel oil are being retrofitted with more eco-friendly heating methods.