Increased accuracy for emission measurements
Steveco Oy joined the Energy Efficiency Agreement in 2017 and since then we have reported heating and electricity consumption. We have been monitoring the emissions of work machines for a few years now using internal calculations. Now we want to be constantly aware of emissions from work machines in particular, and look at them in more detail than before, for example at the machine-specific level.
Perhaps the most commonly used Greenhouse Gas Protocol, or GHG protocol, will be used in emission calculations. The calculation will be performed with Ensio software by Envare Solutions from Kotka, Finland.
According to the GHG calculation model, Steveco has three priorities for measuring its carbon footprint:
1. Own direct emissions (emissions from work machines)
2. Purchased energy emissions (heating, electricity use)
3. Subcontracting and procurement
“Through the GHG protocol and the use of the Ensio system, we can increase the level of measurement accuracy and drill deeper down into detail, from office supplies to the carbon footprint of flying. Every year, we set realistic goals for how emissions can be reduced in different emission categories, taking into account service efficiency,” says Heikki Jääskeläinen, Senior Vice President Development, Steveco.
For example, in monitoring emissions from work machines, the engine type of each machine is considered. The aim, of course, is to reduce emissions as effectively as possible, and there are a number of concrete benefits from regular monitoring.
“Monitoring is helpful in investment decisions, among other things. When new machines are being acquired, we can compare their emission values. The information also helps decide which machines should be taken out of service,” describes Heikki Jääskeläinen. "In a similar way, emissions data can be used, for example, in driving style training and production planning."
"CO2 emissions from work machines are part of the initiative, and the emissions of fine particles must also be reduced because, for example, people work in the holds of ships, and local emissions are said to have a direct impact on health."
Steveco has been certified by Inspecta Certification for its environmental system (ISO 14001) and occupational health and safety system (ISO 45001) in autumn 2020. The group has previously certified its quality system according to the ISO 9001 standard. We will continue on this path.