Environment & environmental impacts

Greenhouse gas emissions

At a company like ALPLA, emissions of carbon dioxide (CO2) and other greenhouse gases are caused by a various factors. These include the raw materials processed, our production operations, the operating materials, the transportation of our products, packaging and our employees’ journeys to and from work.

Since 2007, we have been systematically recording the greenhouse gas emissions caused by ALPLA’s electricity consumption. This data serves as the basis for strategic measures that reduce and offset the emissions we cannot avoid. The carbon footprint is used as a metric. In addition to carbon dioxide, this covers other greenhouse gases which are converted into volumes of carbon dioxide based on their climate impacts.

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ALPLA is employing a variety of important measures to further reduce its absolute carbon emissions. After all, we all have to pull together right now if we want to halt global warming and the related huge negative impacts on people and nature.

Linda Staib, Senior Sustainability Manager at ALPLA

We will reduce our absolute carbon emissions (Scopes 1, 2 and 3) by 10 per cent by 2022 in comparison to 2018.

Regarding our emissions balance, we calculate the indirect emissions caused by energy generation (Scope 2), comprising all greenhouse gas emissions caused by power and heat generation outside of our company, the direct emissions caused by the combustion of fossil fuels within the company (Scope 1), which, in the case of ALPLA, are its fleet and its refrigerant losses, for example, and the indirect emissions relating to the production of externally sourced materials (Scope 3), in the case of ALPLA, examples being the plastics it uses, the IT infrastructure and business travel.

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Scope 1 and Scope 3 emissions


Since 2018, we have been offsetting the Scope 1 and Scope 3 emissions recorded for our headquarters in Hard and for the Fußach site through the Climate Neutrality Alliance 2025.

Our emissions depend first and foremost on our energy and material consumption. Consequently, the regions with the highest production volumes have the highest emissions.

We report our data which is relevant to the climate, such as energy consumption and the carbon emissions caused by our production, through the Carbon Disclosure Project (CDP) as well as other platforms such as EcoVadis.

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We will improve our CDP score by 2022 and are seeking to achieve a ‘B+’ rating in leadership.

We revised this goal because we have opted not to have our sustainability report externally audited until 2022. This is a basic requirement for an ‘A’ rating.

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