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Our Environmental Footprint 2016

DSM's annual environmental performance figures

DSM is committed to being transparent about its sustainability performance. The company has set ambitious sustainability aspirations company-wide. The main target is to improve DSM’s greenhouse-gas efficiency by 40-45% by 2025, compared to 2008. DSM is on its way to achieving this goal, having achieved 23% greenhouse-gas efficiency in 2016 compared to 2008. DSM’s progress towards other environmental footprint reductions targets is published in the company’s Annual Report.

  Total Primary Energy Consumed (GJ) % Renewable electricity purchased Total Scope 1 CO2e emission (tCO2e) Total Scope 2 (Location-based) CO2e emission (tCO2e) Total Scope 2 (Market-based) CO2e emission (tCO2e)
APAC 4,996,727 1.0% 291,139 151,324 150,058
Europe 11,911,861 12.4% 537,743 171,640 153,474
Latin America 420,804 57.0% 11,101 7,142 5,795
North America (USA and Canada) 5,318,115 0.0% 129,940 159,180 159,180
  Total Water Use
(1000 m3)
Total Water Consumption (1000 m3) COD (net) (t metric)
APAC 5,200 5,200 246
Europe 94,332 12,043 1,857
Latin America 223 223 34
North America (USA and Canada) 4,451 4,451 276

Process related Non-hazardous Waste

  (Land)Farming (t metric) Landfill
(t metric)
Off-site Incineration with heat recovery
(t metric)
Off-site Incineration without heat recovery
(t metric)
Off-site recovery
(t metric)
APAC 639 3,889 974 339 32,274
Europe 56 1,264 3,943 5,543 39,998
Latin America 0 5,125 0 47 2,607
North America (USA and Canada) 65 7,249 385 180 25,395

Process related Hazardous Waste

  Landfill (t metric) Off-site Incineration with heat recovery (t metric) Off-site Incineration without heat recovery (t metric) Off-site recovery
(t metric)
APAC 272 4 1,300 400
Europe 643 12,771 3,579 30,133
Latin America 94 531 397 528
North America (USA and Canada) 34 2,922 105 2,214

Non-process related Waste

  (Land)Farming
(t metric)
Landfill (t metric) Off-site Incineration (t metric) Off-site recovery
(t metric)
APAC 0 40 33 2,922
Europe 0 602 118 4,837
Latin America 0 144 19 484
North America (USA and Canada) 0 221 0 127
  VOC (t metric) NOx (t metric) SO2 (t metric) Number of non-monetary sanctions Total monetary value of fines (€)
APAC 7,278 369 315 1 25,702
Europe 864 360 3 0 0
Latin America 531 17 2 0 0
North America (USA and Canada) 212 59 9 1 2,236