From 2020 and onwards, we are monitoring our energy and carbon footprint for NNIT locations and employees.
The carbon footprint gives a general overview of NNIT's total greenhouse gas emissions.
Measuring the carbon footprint of all NNIT's indirect emissions is a comprehensive investigative task, and thus identifying and collecting relevant data for additional areas are still ongoing.
However, aligned with our values of being open and honest, we encourage transparency and therefore present our 2019 and 2020 emissions based on both a locations-method and a market-based method of measuring emissions respectively:
- Locations-based total: 6,057 tCO2-e
- Locations-based per FTE: 1.89 tCO2-e
- Market-based total: 2,348 tCO2-e
- Market-based per FTE: 0.73 tCO2-e
- Locations-based total: 3,817 tCO2-e
- Locations-based per FTE: 1.2 tCO2-e
- Market-based total: 1,098 tCO2-e
- Market-based per FTE: 0.35 tCO2-e
Emissions per scope:
- Scope 1: 110.5 tCO2-e
- Scope 2: 4,509.9 tCO2-e
- Scope 2 market-based: 800.4 tCO2-e
- Scope 3: 1,437 tCO2-e
- Scope 1: 123.1 tCO2-e
- Scope 2: 3,411.1 tCO2-e
- Scope 2 market-based: 692.1 tCO2-e
- Scope 3: 282.6 tCO2-e
The analysis is based on the international standard, the Greenhouse Gas Protocol Initiative (GHG protocol), the most widely used standard for measuring greenhouse gas emissions, developed by World Resources Institute (WRI) and World Business Council for Sustainable Development (WBCSD).
The GHG protocol divides companies’ direct, indirect, and value chain emissions into three scopes, thus covering all emissions stemming from regular business operations.
The reporting considers the following greenhouse gases, all converted into CO2 equivalents: CO2, CH4 (methane), N2O (laughing gas), SF6, HFCs and PFCs.
The locations-based reporting method of measuring greenhouse gas emissions is based on the three different scopes of the GHG protocol and calculated using external data of these locations' general energy-mix.
The data sources used are: World Resource Institute (WRI/US), International Energy Agency (IEA/OECD), Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC), Department of Energy and Climate Change (DECC/UK) and EcoInvent LCI Database.
NNIT purchases renewable energy certificates (RECs) or guarantees of origin (GoOs) for all locations in Denmark, including our two data centers. NNIT is thus guaranteed that the kWh electricity used over the course of a year has been produced as renewable energy and used in the electricity grid.
Like the Location-based reporting method, the market-based reporting method is based on the three GHG Protocol scopes. However, the market-based reporting method also takes into account NNIT's choice to purchase RECs/GoOs for all Danish locations, and omits emissions related to these. The remaining electricity not covered by RECs/GoOs are in the market-based reporting method calculated using a residual mix that is based on the remaining electricity production after all RECs/GoOs are sold.
NNIT has bought RECs/GoOs for all electricity consumption in our Danish locations since 2015.