Other indirect greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions (Scope 3)
Since 2011, we also record our indirect emissions according to Scope 3 of the GHG Protocol. CO2 emissions totaled approximately 884,000 tons in 2014. We are constantly working to improve the ascertainment of Scope 3 emissions – for instance through the creation of a product carbon footprint. We are currently evaluating all of our key Scope 3 emissions. At roughly 90 %, upstream production of raw materials represents the largest share by far. For this reason, we are trying to identify possibilities to reduce this. For instance, we cut annual emissions by about 125,000t CO2 by producing menthol from synthetic sources to meet rising production demand for the substance.