CO2 footprint in DeLaval Supply Chain – Master Thesis

Two students from KTH Royal Institute of Technology in Stockholm have collected emission data from our facilities, travels, transports, packaging and direct material to map out the CO2 footprint in our supply chain.

 

Emil Deckner & Carl Mailer from KTH Royal Institute of Technology in Stockholm have collected emission data from 2019 (full year) from our facilities, travels, transports, packaging and direct material to map out our CO2 footprint in our supply chain.

Their work have resulted in a calculation model that we can continue to use with updated data for coming years and see how our CO2 footprint develops over time. The model can also be used to simulate scenarios to find out how the CO2 footprint is affected. This gives us a better position in working with sustainability going forward.

The goal of this Master Thesis study of DeLaval Supply Chain CO2 footprint was to map out the current state of the CO2 emissions in DeLaval operations in order to give a better position in working with sustainability going forward.

“We now have a clearer picture of where to focus our improvements when it comes to contributing to the global emission targets. Once we understand where we have the largest negative contribution then we can start with reducing the footprint,” says Lars Johansson, Senior Vice President, Corporate Communications and Sustainability.

The calculations are based on methods of measure and emission factors in accordance to the GHG Protocol standard. The estimations are as accurate as possible (exact CO2e data will not be possible to calculate) and they cover five different areas in the global supply chain - direct material (the material and supplies consumed during the manufacture of our products), packaging, transports, business travel and facilities.

Our emissions for 2019 were 234 381 tonnes CO2e. The results showed that 71% of the emissions at DeLaval comes from direct material. Packaging and transport account for 11% each and travel 2 % of our total emissions.

“This is a complex subject and this research is thoroughly produced and the data well presented. The model that Carl and Emil have developed can be used again for the 2020 data and on a regular basis”, says Lars Johansson, Senior Vice President, Corporate Communications and Sustainability.