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Scope 1 and 2 Greenhouse (GHG) emissions

Our new targets call for reducing our Scope 1 and 2 emissions 50% by the year 2030, and reaching net zero emissions by 2050

We have reduced our medium-term targets for Scope 1 and 2 GHG emissions to 4.7 tonnes per million of normalised cans by 2030 (from the previous target of 6.85).

During the year 2023 we took two major steps on our climate strategy journey:

  • We submitted our first report to the Climate Disclosure Project (CDP)
  • We established new emission reduction objectives, which were submitted to the Science Based Targets initiative (SBTi). We are now committed to the SBTi’s net zero standard, and await validation of our objectives. It should be noted that in our reporting, we increase our Scope 1 and 2 data by 15% above actual values to cover any under estimation in the calculation of our GHG and air emissions (all calculations follow location-based protocols).
  • Additionally, Scope 2 emissions also include Transmission and Distribution values. All our results are verified by Bureau Veritas and aligned with ISAE 3000 reporting methods. Certifications available in our ESG report here.

During the year 2023, Evisosys continued to focus on reducing Scope 1 and 2 GHG emissions (direct emissions from fossil fuel, and indirect emissions from electricity used, respectively). We also monitored closely the key performance indicator for air quality regarding the solvent emissions from our activities.

Our solar capacity program is set to continue over the next several years. Following is the detail of solar energy capacity Eviosys installed in 2023:

• At Evioysis’ largest plant, located in Murcia, Spain we installed solar panels to supply 18% of our energy needs at that facility. With 7,912 panels of 660 watts each, or the capacity to produce 5.2 MegaWatts/hour, this installation will enable us to reduce our overall Scope 2 GHG emissions by 2,212 tonnes of CO2 per year. The installation, which encompasses 15 inverters, two transformer substations, and a high-voltage electrical line, also includes roof safety infrastructure such as safety lines, walkways, and staircases. Our solar panel project in Murcia is one of the largest such projects in Spain.
• Eviosys also installed solar panels at its plant in Mérida, Extremadura, Spain. The 2,596 panels, which are installed on the roof of a warehouse and close to high voltage transformers, enable our plant to produce 35% of its energy needs, and enable the reduction of 456 tonnes of CO2 per year. Other emission reduction activities during the year encompassed:
• Replacing liquefied petroleum gas (LPG) forklifts with electric ones with the objective of saving an estimated 10 tonnes of CO2 per machine per year. At year-end 2023, 77% of forklifts used across Eviosy were electric.
• Continuing with our campaign to switch to LED lighting on all our factory floors. During the year we achieved 80% coverage of our lighting needs, with the aim of reaching 100% of our facilities in 2027. This will enable us to save up to 90% of electricity related to lighting.
• On the product offering side, we work on a continuous basis to reduce the thickness of our products through a downgauging process — while ensuring that we are not compromising on quality or performance — in an effort to reduce emissions from manufacturing and transportation.

Action plan for the future

• In 2024 we plan to convert five more incinerators, enabling Eviosys to continue to reduce its gas consumption. Each “traditional” incinerator we replace saves up to 500 tonnes of CO2 per year.
• In 2024 we will continue to carry out many of the measures and activities which led to our 2023 GHG emission results, such as advancing on the transition to gas ovens, increasing our fleet of electric forklifts with the aim of reaching 100%, and downgauging our products.
• Leveraging the success and our learnings at our plants in Murcia and Mérida, we plan to install solar panels at two more of our manufacturing facilities in 2024 to significantly increase the proportion of renewable energy use across the company.