Resource efficiency has both an economic and an environmental effect. This is why it has always been an
important part of envi- ronmental management at HUBER+SUHNER. Compared to the previous year, the consump-
tion of all significant resources declined in 2020 as did waste generation (energy −10 %, copper −9 %,
plastics −5 %, water −19 %, and waste generation −14%). In light of lower economic performance (added
−9 % year- on-year) this is not a significant improvement in overall resource efficiency.
Greenhouse gas emissions and climate change
The greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions in scope 1+2 decreased to 11 200 t in 2020 (−21 % year- on-year). GHG
emissions in scope 3 sharply increased by 44 % (year-on-year) mainly due to a methodological change in the
calculation. Compared to the restated 2019 scope 3 GHG emissions the 2020 GHG emissions, remained stable
despite an expansion of the boundaries.
This figure shows that copper, all other materials, transport of products, and electricity account for 85
of the carbon footprint of HUBER+SUHNER. Business traffic, a significant driver in previous years, played
role in 2020 due to the Covid-19 pandemic.