Our key environmental figures

Each year, Deka Group publishes a sustainability report in German and English. The report shows: That over the years, we have continuously improved in all areas of sustainability. In 2019, we made particularly good progress in the reduction of CO2 emissions, travel and waste generation.

Deka’s key environmental figures: 2019 highlights

CO2 emissions: 100 percent green electricity

We have significantly reduced our CO2 footprint over the past five years: The total amount of CO2 emissions of the Deka Group has decreased by more than a quarter, and the drop at the Frankfurt site is even slightly greater. The main reason for this: We use 100 per cent green electricity, having gradually replaced our conventional electricity requirements. One remarkable key figure: Electricity consumption per employee fell by 11.6 per cent in 2019.

Business trips: By rail instead of car

Our employees travel a lot. This makes sustainable mobility important to us. In 2019, we were especially successful in this area: The number of kilometres travelled by rail increased by almost 40 percent. At the same time, car travel and flights
declined.

Waste: Glass and reusable containers

In 2019, we were also extremely sustainable in terms of resource management: While the volume of waste at Deka’s four Frankfurt sites increased – at 261 tonnes, it was 11 percent higher than in the previous year – there was a sustainable reason for this: In 2019, we replaced all the computers in the Deka Group. This has reduced our electricity consumption significantly – an investment in sustainability.

At the same time, we have started to switch from disposable to reusable cups in the canteens. This saves around 450,000 disposable cups per year. We are replacing plastic cups for yoghurt with glass cups, saving an additional 20,000 plastic cups per year.

The companies that dispose of our waste are certified as specialist disposal companies in accordance with the German Recycling Management Act. DekaBank conducts regular audits of these companies. This ensures that waste is disposed of safely and in an environmentally responsible manner.