Facts and Figures

Environment

Key eco-efficiency data¹

Greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions

in t of CO2e (unless stated differently) Variance from
previous year
2015 2014 2013
Total Market based GHG emissions2,3 -5% 271 807 285 278 299 038
Market based emissions from building energy use -6% 169 718 179 644 178 272
Emissions from business travel -3% 95 995 98 835 108 715
Scope 1, direct GHG emissions2,4 -1% 59 131 59 896 70 286
From natural gas consumption -1% 28 469 28 660 33 975
From liquid fossil fuels -5% 1 061 1 116 2 096
From HFCs -10% 6 093 6 799 12 051
From owned / leased vehicles 1% 23 508 23 320 22 165
Scope 2, indirect GHG emissions2,3,4 -6% 140 189 149 867 142 202
Market based emissions from electricity consumption8 -8% 104 325 112 949 102 444
From steam, district heating and cooling
-3% 35 864 36 918 39 758
Scope 3, other indirect GHG emissions2,4 -4% 72 487 75 515 86 551
From air travel -3% 66 574 68 524 80 904
From rented vehicles and taxis -14% 4 697 5 453 4 264
From rail travel -21% 1 216 1 538 1 382
Emissions reductions2
Off set of market based GHG emissions by retirement
of high-quality carbon certificates5
0% 100% 100% 100%
Market based GHG emissions (incl. renewables,
excl. carbon credits) / rentable area per sqm
-2% 0.066 0.068 0.075
Market based GHG emissions (incl. renewables,
excl. carbon credits) per FTE
-6% 2.75 2.92 3.05
Total energy consumption in GJ6 -3% 3 863 888 3 992 236 4 232 468
Total energy consumption in GWh7 -3% 1 073 1 109 1 176
Electricity consumption in GWh -4% 714 745 768
Energy from primary fuel sources
(oil, gas, etc.) in GWh
0% 202 203 228
Delivered heat and cooling in GWh -2% 158 161 179
Electricity from renewables in GWh -1% 567 575 605
Space-normalized energy consumption
in kWh per sqm
-1% 262 264 295
FTE-normalized energy consumption
in kWh per FTE
-4% 10 857 11 357 12 000

Data collection process

Data on energy consumption, greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions, waste, paper, and water consumption are consolidated in a global database that systematically analyses data covering the past nine years. Tools in the database enable analysis of environmental initiatives and performance, for example highlighting how renewable electricity has reduced carbon emissions. The system stores data and uses it to make estimates of key indicators based on present consumption and trends, so that annual carbon emissions can be accurately accounted, and offsets purchased at the appropriate level to meet our neutrality targets. Data covers all locations, presently with more than 90% of our carbon emissions from actual metered or invoiced data. On the basis of these data, consumption is extrapolated for non-reporting sites to get our total energy consumption and GHG emissions. These data are quantified and reported in line with the international GHG standard ISO 14064. Waste, paper, and water data are also captured in this database. The data for waste comes from all locations in Germany (Postbank largest 20 sites only), Italy, Portugal, Spain, Hong Kong, Tokyo, Ireland, London, and 60 Wall Street, and covers 68% of FTEs. The figures for copier paper consumption are collected in 13 countries including Germany, UK, and the US, and cover 86% of employees. The water consumption data is extrapolated based on floor area with actual water consumption data covering 65% of floor area across the globe. The GHG data collection, internal reporting processes and calculations, Verified Emission Reduction (VER) purchases and retirement, have been reviewed by KPMG.

Distance travelled

in km (unless stated differently) Variance from
previous year
2015 2014 2013
Total distance travelled -3% 797 425 577 822 853 545 929 666 464
Total air travel1 -3% 601 789 912 619 226 242 730 149 281
Short-haul air travel -4% 23 170 700 24 152 150 26 829 625
Medium-haul air travel -1% 72 103 154 72 847 056 80 745 553
Long-haul air travel -3% 506 516 058 522 267 036 622 574 103
FTE-normalized air travel
in km per FTE
-4% 6 088 6 342 7 453
Total rail travel2 -13% 43 391 095 49 676 933 53 630 318
Total road travel3 -1% 152 244 570 153 910 370 145 886 865
FTE-normalized total distance
travelled in km per FTE
-4% 8 067 8 427 9 489

Waste and paper

in t (unless stated differently)

Variance from
previous year

2015 2014 2013
Waste
Waste disposed1 -19% 8 164 10 101 10 301
FTE-normalized waste disposed
in t per FTE
-20% 0.08 0.10 0.11
Waste produced -13% 23 037 26 334 23 981
FTE-normalized waste produced
in t per FTE
-14% 0.23 0.27 0.24
Waste recycled -8% 14 873 16 233 13 680
FTE-normalized waste recycled
in t per FTE
-10% 0.15 0.17 0.14
Waste recycled in % 5% 65% 62% 57%
Waste composted -43% 188 333 1 042
Waste with energy recovery -25% 5 272 7 043 5 512
Waste incinerated (without energy recovery) 3% 1 295 1 253 1 785
Waste landfilled -4% 1 409 1 471 1 963
Hazardous Waste -5% 593 628 872
Non-Hazardous Waste -13% 22 444 25 706 23 109
Paper
Copy/print paper consumed2 -6% 4 148 4 395 4 858
Recycled paper 5% 891 851 859
Recycled content in % 11% 21% 19% 18%
FTE-normalized paper consumption
in kg per FTE
-7% 41.96 45.02 49.58

Water

In m3 (unless stated differently)

Variance from
previous year

2015 2014 2013
Total water consumed (potable)1 -4% 1 209 414 1 263 761 1 261 881
FTE-normalized water consumption in cbm per FTE -5% 12.23 12.94 12.88
Space-normalized water consumption in cbm per sqm -2% 0.296 0.301 0.316

Key performance references

Variance from
previous year

2015 2014 2013
Full Time Equivalents (FTEs) 1% 98 856 97 641 97 972
Total rentable area in sqm -2% 4 091 907 4 195 143 3 989 210
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