ESG

Your safety is our only way

Alkion operates in a complex industrial environment where safety is everything. At all times it is imperative that products are handled and stored in line with all relevant rules and regulations. That’s why, since our formation in 2016, we have deployed a responsible and sustainable business strategy based on long-term risk mitigation. This approach is defined as Safety, Security, Health, Environment, Compliance and Quality (SSHECQ). 

Alkion is also subject to the SEVESO guidelines and operates under a License to Operate granted by the authorities. We therefore hire experienced suppliers and contractors who accept and adhere to our safety procedures. Supplier activities are monitored on a regular basis to ensure that their operational checks, management systems and safety performance complies with Alkion Terminals criteria. Quality management is embedded in the operational procedures and a code of conduct is in place.

We will continue to invest in all appropriate safety equipment and expertise as part of our commitment to optimizing the safety of everyone who works at, or with, our terminals.

For everyone’s future

Alkion is in business for the long-term and our lasting success depends on the choices we make today for the well-being of the planet and its people tomorrow. We have an obligation to the communities in which we operate, and we conduct all our operations responsibly.

By caring for People, Planet & Profit we believe that we contribute to the creation of prosperity, durability and well-being for our business partners in the public and private sectors, the communities in which we operate, and investors.

Our sustainability strategy is based on three pillars:

  1. Foster wellness in terms of the health, safety and well-being of everybody on and around our premises 
  2. Empower people through recognition, delegating authority, and developing skills and leadership talent 
  3. Reduce adverse climate impact from two angles: 
    • Inwardly, through resource efficient operations with lower emissions 
    • Outwardly, by facilitating storage solutions for renewable energy and circular resources 

In terms of tangible climate actions this means a permanent focus on managing and reducing our ecological footprint (air, water, soil, wastes). We are also pursuing the efficient use of energy and taking meaningful steps, such as the installation of solar panels to reduce our carbon footprint.

Alkion Corporate Social Responsibility Policy

Alkion strives to deliver the highest standards of customer service and operations in a responsible manner. All our activities are guided by a commitment to ethics and integrity, with the intention of positively impacting society and minimizing our impact on the environment.

At the heart of our CSR approach is a sound SSHECQ policy that stresses the accountability of every employee while guarding against complacency. Within this context we recognize the need to foster a motivated, entrepreneurial and well-trained workforce that internalizes our company values and adheres to our continuous improvement process. This will, in turn, enhance Alkion’s reputation as a responsible actor that makes a positive and pro-active contribution to the communicates and societies that we are proud to be a part of.

CO2 Performance ladder: Our footprint and reduction objective

Objective

In 2019 Alkion Terminals emitted 11.354 tonnes of CO2, with Scope 1 Emissions accounting for 8.272 Tonnes CO2, Scope 2 Emissions for 2.917 Tonnes of CO2 and 164 Tonnes of CO2 for Business Travel. By 2025, we aim to emit 20% less CO2 than in 2019. We are targeting reductions of CO2 Emissions of Scope 1 by 10.5% and Scope 2 by 8.2%. In 2020 Alkion emitted 12.215 tonnes of CO2. The increase in comparison to 2019 accounts for Scope 1. It is explained by the growing gas consumption required to handle higher throughput volumes and tank occupancy for heated products.

KPI’s

To monitor the relative progress Alkion Terminals has set up KPIs. 

2019 2020
Emission per FTE (CO2/FTE) 32.7 35.7
Emission per revenues (CO2/revenues)*1000 113.2 121.6
Emission per throughput (CO2/throughput)*1000 3.5 4.4
Grey/green electricity ratio 21.5 24.5

How we reduce CO2 Emissions

Reducing Scope 1 Emissions
  • Gas Consumption
    • Reassess most efficient & sustainable heating option (electricity sources, neighbouring plants)
    • Improve insulation on tanks and pipelines
    • Assess the impact of replacing boilers for more efficient ones
    • Cover part of the natural gas consumption by biogas
  • Fuel Consumption
    • Install charging stations at the terminals powered by solar energy
    • Revise the corporate policy to improve the maximum requirement CO2/km
    • Focus on leasing/renting hybrid and electric cars
    • Promote lease e-bikes

 

Reducing Scope 2 Emissions
  • Electricity consumption: Increasing the amount of green electricity and improving energy efficiency
    • Preparing business case and acquiring permits for solar panels
    • Installing & commissioning solar panels capacities
    • Looking for energy suppliers able to ensure Green Electricity Supply with Guarantees of Origin (GOs) and switching to those if available
    • Switch to LED lightning
    • Pumps variable speed drive (inverters) and/or automatic pumps flow regulation
    • Smart lightning at night at the terminals/Cut off light at night where possible
    • Inductive filter data (e-power system)
  • Steam consumption: looking for a more sustainable steam source
Organizational measures
  • Inform employees about sustainability behaviour at the office
  • Replacement of plastic cups
  • One sustainability workshop/education/quiz for employees
  • Visual for the offices and the surroundings around
  • KLM Biofuels Program for Business Travel
Initiatives

Alkion Terminals is affiliated to Nederland CO2 Neutraal and Talks Energie Transition (a working group running at ORAM Plattform). Italian branch of Alkion participates in Unem (Unione Energie per la Mobilità), with a working group focusing on the development of lower carbon liquid fuels and e-fuels. These memberships are contributing to the exchange of knowledge and experience sharing with the other companies on sustainability challenges and solutions, allowing Alkion to be an active participant in the world of energy transition.

Alkion CO2 Performance Ladder
Alkion Energy Policy

For more information on CO2 Performance Ladder please visit: https://www.co2-prestatieladder.nl/nl

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