CDP top mark for climate protection
On February 25, 2020, INDUS was awarded the coveted “A-List” rating by CDP for the fourth time in a row. For 2019, a total of 141 German companies have participated in the reporting in the “Climate change” program, of which only nine received the “A-List” rating. CDP is an organization founded by major institutional investors in 2000 to encourage participating capital market-oriented companies in the “Climate change” program to systematically record emitted greenhouse gas emissions and to systematically deal with the risks and opportunities of climate change.
I am very pleased about the new “A-list” award. It is a great recognition for the INDUS team, which has brought our CDP reporting to where it is today over the past few years. I still remember well the year 2010, when I painstakingly compiled the basic data on the energy consumption of our portfolio companies by hand, consolidated them in an EXCEL list and then documented them in INDUS’ first CDP report.
Today, the recording of the Group’s energy consumption and the calculation of the resulting CO2 emissions are integrated into our standard systems. Together with the results of the energy audits, which were again carried out throughout the Group, we have the necessary tools in our hands to continue working systematically on reducing our CO2 emissions.
We are now facing the challenge of rapidly defining our path to halving CO2 emissions to half their current level by 2030. We will implement this consistently with a corresponding package of measures. In this way, we will make our contribution to achieving the sector targets for German industry. I am already looking forward to documenting our progress in the coming years in a transparent and fact-based manner for our stakeholders.
The consistent use of LED lighting, the replacement of heating systems or the investment in solar systems are just a few examples of how these goals can be achieved with measures that are also economically sensible.
With kind regards,
Yours Dr. Johannes Schmidt
Dr.-Ing. Johannes Schmidt
Dr. Johannes Schmidt studied applied mathematics and obtained his doctorate for Dr.-Ing. in the department of mechanics. He has been a member of the Board of Management of Indus since 2006 and has taken over the chairmanship of the Executive Board by July 1, 2018.