Key Environmental Indicators 2015
How we calculate environmental performance
To establish its carbon footprint, Kuoni Group uses the Greenhouse Gas Protocol (GHG Protocol), the most widely used international accounting tool for greenhouse gas emissions quantification and management, developed by the World Resources Institute (WRI) and the World Business Council for Sustainable Development (WBCSD).
For our offices, electricity, paper and water has been collected, these being of greatest significance in terms of resource use for Kuoni Group’s operations. In case of data gaps or uncertainty, conservative assumptions were used to estimate annual consumption. This is based on values per full-time equivalent employee, namely 5280 kWh for electricity, 45 kg for paper and 4 cubic litre for water. Emission factors for electricity consumption are based on internationally recognised data (International Energy Agency Data Services, 2014). Kuoni Group bases its emission factor for paper on ecoinvent database (v2.2).
2015 is the second reporting year that business travel emissions have been published for all Kuoni Group Divisions. Methane and nitrous oxide emissions were incorporated into the company's business travel footprint according to the methodology used by myclimate. Emissions are thus reported as CO2 equivalents. For 2015, our Scope 2, 3.1 and 3.6 carbon reporting covers all employees and all offices managed by Kuoni Gruop worldwide. With the divesture from the traditional tour operating activities in Europe and Asia, Kuoni Group sold its airline Novair. As a result, Kuoni Group no longer has relevant scope 1 carbon emissions.