Munich Re Foundation – 2013 carbon footprint
Total CO2 emissions
Fig. 1: Distribution of total CO2 emissions (t) attributable to the Munich Re Foundation
Fig. 2: Comparison of total CO2 emissions (t) from 2006 to 2013
CO2 emissions from events
Only the journeys undertaken by those attending events were taken into account to calculate the emissions from the events; the short-term occupancy of the rooms used for the events can be neglected. In comparison to 2012, the CO2 emissions caused by events increased by a good 120 tonnes.
Fig 3: Distribution of CO2 emissions from events
CO2 emissions from business operations
The CO2 balance for business operations (office and trips) is 112 tonnes: 36 tonnes CO2 for the offices (electricity and heat)* and 76 tonnes CO2 for business trips, chiefly flights**.
Fig 4: Distribution of CO2 emissions (t) from business operations
* Emissions produced by the foundation's office were based on a figure of 6 t CO2 per employee. This was established in a study undertaken by Munich Re in 2010, details of which can be seen in the 2010 corporate responsibility report.
** An RFI (Radiative Forcing Index) factor of 2.7 is applied to air travel. It is assumed that each journey by plane involves travelling a distance of 100 km to and from airports.
CB, 9 December 2013
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