As a global energy consultancy firm, EGI is dedicated to accelerating the energy transition. Our vision is to be a trusted advisor and agile partner for decision-makers who need assistance in navigating the complexities of this transition. We recognize that global warming is a significant challenge facing our society, and we are committed to playing an active role in preserving our planet’s health while securing a viable future for humanity and its biodiversity.
Reducing our carbon footprint
Since 2019, EGI has taken action to reduce its carbon footprint. Our efforts have earned us the “CO2 NEUTRAL” label – issued by CO2logic and certified by independent third-party Vinçotte in 2020. In 2022, we were able to reduce our CO2 emissions by 9% compared to the base year (2019). Flights remain the largest source of emissions, accounting for 86%. However, we were successful in reducing emissions from company cars by 50% compared to 2019. Other emissions sources include home commuting, electricity, waste, and purchasing. Thanks to the efforts of the entire team, better awareness, and alignment with our mission and vision, EGI was able to reduce CO2 emissions per FTE by 20% in 2022 compared to 2019. We are committed to continuing to take action to reduce our carbon footprint even further.
Our ultimate goal?
Our ultimate goal is to not only maintain carbon neutrality but also to become climate positive by offsetting more CO2 than we generate. We achieved this objective in 2022 and we are committed to continuing this trend.
Our 2022 Projects
We have made a commitment to offset more CO2 emissions than we generated by contributing to a Gold Standard-certified wind farm project in Turkey through the Climate Neutral Group. The project responds to the growing energy needs of Turkey’s expanding population while contributing to the government’s pledge to fight the effects of climate change by investing in renewable energy.
We’ve chosen this project as it aligns with our core business and is linked to the European sustainability goal ESG 7 – Affordable and Clean Energy.
Keeping ourselves accountable
EGI is committed to continuing to keep ourselves accountable and improve our CO2 footprint in the future. Our goal is to reduce our carbon footprint by implementing several initiatives, such as replacing all ICE vehicles with EVs, encouraging responsible travel among our employees, choosing economy class for air travel, selecting nonstop flights on mid-size passenger planes, using trains and cars over shorter distances, and planning trips efficiently. Additionally, we recognize the importance of accurate CO2 data collection and are committed to improving its quality. We firmly believe that if we can measure our CO2 emissions accurately, we can take targeted steps to reduce them. By adopting these initiatives, we aim to reduce our carbon footprint and take significant strides towards our vision of becoming a climate positive-company.