The Current Cloud Backlog (CCB) has been reported since 2019 and replaced the New Cloud Bookings metric. More information about the CCB can be found here.
All emissions shown here are net emissions.
All scope 2 emissions are measured according to the GHG Protocol Scope 2 Guidance and its location-based method, unless otherwise stated.
The market-based Scope 2 emissions consider only market prices for Germany (no availability of global electricity market prices).
The ‘greenhouse gas emissions per employee’ indicator is calculated on the basis of an average number of employees. This average is calculated by adding the full-time equivalents (FTEs) at the end of each quarter and then dividing the result by four.
As a result of the COVID-19 pandemic, we have experienced a significant decrease in our 2020 carbon emissions due to a reduction in carbon-intensive business activities. We therefore adjusted our original 2020 emissions target twice (in April and October 2020) from 238 kt to 150 kt.
To consider the impact of COVID-19 on our carbon emissions, to uphold our role model position in sustainability, and to maintain our ambition level, we decided to revise and accelerate our carbon neutral target: we now aim to become carbon neutral in our own operations by 2023 – two years earlier than what we aimed for thus far. This is why the orange target line got adjusted.
The ‘total energy consumed per employee’ indicator is calculated on the basis of an average number of employees. This average is calculated by adding the full-time equivalents (FTEs) at the end of each quarter and then dividing the result by four.
2020 numbers are based on the proposed dividend for 2020 and on 2020 closing level of treasury stock.
2020: Pending approval at the Annual General Meeting of Shareholders
Due to rounding, the sum of the numbers presented in the charts might not precisely equal the totals we provide.