TEG concrete: Our contribution to environmental & climate protection

Our 2030 climate target: Reduce CO2 footprint by 75 percent

Since 2020, Tengelmann Energie GmbH has been recording its CO2e emissions annually on the basis of the Greenhouse Gas Protocol. We successfully did this again for 2021 and were able to further reduce our CO2e emissions. Our contribution to the environment and climate protection: by 2030, we want to reduce our CO2 footprint by a total of 75 percent and have planned specific measures for this.

Our CO2 footprint

Since 2020, we have been collecting our CO2e emissions, i.e. our corporate carbon footprint, using the methodology and classification according to Scope 1, 2 and 3 based on the Greenhouse Gas Protocol.

We distinguish between directly generated emissions from the combustion of fossil fuels (Scope 1), indirect emissions from procured energy such as electricity or district heating (Scope 2), and other indirect emissions, e.g. purchased goods, external logistics, business travel, water, wastewater, waste, or employee commuting to the office (Scope 3).

Our CO2 footprint for the year 2021

The following CO2e emissions result for Tengelmann Energie GmbH for the year 2021:.

In t CO2e



Change in %

Scope 131,541,2-24
Scope 214,737,2-61
Scope 340,148,7-18

Reducing our CO2e emissions by 32 percent in 2021

Overall, we were able to reduce our CO2e emissions by 32 percent compared to 2020.

Verbrauchsentwicklung 2021

Our CO2 savings in detail

Geschäftsführer der Tengelmann Energie GmbH Hendrik Fels mit einem Elektrofahrzeug an einer Ladesäule

Scope 1 emissions were reduced by around 24 percent

This is due on the one hand to a lower volume of business travel using company-owned vehicles and to the acquisition of several hybrid and electric vehicles.

Bürogebäude der Tengelmann Energie GmbH in Essen

Scope 2 emissions saved by downsizing office space

In spring 2021, we reduced the size of our office space by around 50 percent. The smaller office space is reflected in particular in lower electricity and heat consumption.

Bild von Fernwärmeleitungen

Scope 3 emissions reduced by 18 percent

This is due in particular to the reduction in energy-related emissions in the upstream chain, more specifically in district heating.

Our climate targets for 2030

Overall, we aim to reduce our carbon footprint by 75 percent by 2030. The year 2020 serves as the basis.

Balkendiagramme zur Verdeutlichung der Klimaziele der Tengelmann Energie GmbH

We aim to cut CO2 emissions from electricity, heat and consumption by our corporate fleet (Scope 1 and Scope 2) by 85 percent, and we have set ourselves a target of minus 60 percent for indirect Scope 3 emissions.

Our measures to achieve the climate targets

Parkplatz in grüner Farbe mit Symbol für Elektroauto

100 % electric cars

Our company fleet is to be completely converted to electrically powered vehicles. In this context, it is of course also important that only green electricity is used to operate the vehicles. We also want to ensure this as part of our objective.

Heizung mit Hand zur Symbolisierung effizientes Heizen

Efficient heating and ventilation

To achieve further savings effects, the heat for our office spaces is to be used more efficiently.

Züge am Hauptbahnof

Use of public transport and/or bicycle

For business trips, rail and public transport are our preferred means of transport. E-cars should also be used wherever possible when renting cars.

CO2-Workshop der Tengelmann Energie GmbH

Support for employees

In order to also reduce CO2 emissions during mobile working, i.e. „within the four walls“ of our employees and during commuting, we have initiated a TEG internal CO2 workshop. The aim of this workshop is to develop concrete measures with TEG colleagues and to provide them with the best possible, targeted support.

Corporate Responsibility

Bild der Tengelmann Energie Mitarbeiter

For our customers, we are a strong and reliable partner in the area of climate protection and sustainability. But we also take responsibility within Tengelmann Energie GmbH and are committed to the sustainable use of energy. Tengelmann Energie GmbH is committed to the environment, employees and society every day.

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