Showing transparency is the right way to make a difference. Discover how Mobilexpense Brussels is taking care of their carbon footprint and leading the way towards decarbonisation
Our approach to sustainability as a responsible business is based on our values and driven by sound governance and transparency. Our customers, partners, suppliers and employees form an ecosystem to which we have a responsibility to always aim to do better, including with our products. These have a role to play in this ecosystem by not only improving our customers' productivity, but also by supporting them on their path to a paperless and more environmentally responsible way of doing business.
Tackling climate change is an everyday battle that might seem overwhelming. However, this ambitious goal becomes the most likely scenario once businesses work together in the same direction.
Once Mobilexpense Brussels measured their greenhouse emissions and understood their actual impact as a whole, designing an action plan was just as straightforward. The next step was to set ambitious targets to reduce their footprint and connect with the right partners to make it possible. Now Mobilexpense Brussels is taking part in cutting the world's emissions to zero.
Every positive action counts, no matter how little. However, climate change needs to be confronted collectively, as many other global challenges humanity has faced in the past. Embracing this approach, the opportunity to involve team members within their company to analyse its impact is priceless. The decision-makers will take climate action by being part of the impact team.
Sustainability Strategy Leader
Content Marketing Manager at MobileXpense
Human activities since the industrial revolution have led to the appearance of new sources of GHGs. Tapio’s all-in-one carbon management solution allows you to estimate the amount of industrial emissions (aka. anthropogenic greenhouse gases) emitted by the activities of your company or organisation.
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The first step to compute a carbon report is to target and characterize the possible sources of GHGs emission from the organization. To do so, must be fixed beforehand by the reporting company.
Then, the breakdown of total carbon emissions by scope helps Mobilexpense Brussels highlight the different hotspots that drive its carbon emissions. To address a problem, you need to be able to understand and measure it.
When 2021's information was not available or not qualitative enough, we used 2020 data as a hypothesis. Sites considered : Belgium (55 FTE), Sweden (16 FTE), Portugal (13 FTE), The Netherlands (11 FTE), Romania (41 FTE), Germany (9 FTE) - ENERGY CONSUMPTION: Used 2020 data as hypothesis as data from 2021 (in m2) is less precise. - LOGISTICS : excluded from report - COMMUTING : Used 2020 data for Belgian site as hypothesis for information about business travel (as data was more precise). For other sites, we used available data from 2021 (in monetary value) - CAPITAL GOODS : Method used is to amortise each good in time based on average lifetime. We made the assumption that each employee (in all countries) has 1 computer, 1 screen and 1 smartphone bought by Mobilexpense - PRODUCTS & SERVICES : products and services are not included in the details only office consumables, digital consumption, and accommodations are taken into account. Used 2020 data as hypothesis for the data consumption - WASTE : only solid waste was taken into consideration - SOLD PRODUCT : excluded from report - OTHER : As employees from The Netherlands (11), Portugal (13), Roumanie (41), Sweden (16) & Germany (9) are mostly (if not only) working from home, they were considered 100% in home-working. For Belgian employees (55), we took 3 days of home office per week
1 journey Brussels - Paris
by train (263km)
0,0088 kg CO₂ e / km*passenger
2,3 kg CO₂e
t CO₂ Emission per driver
t CO₂ e
The evolution is calculated on the previous year, based on total emissions.
Following the GHG Protocol, carbon emissions are divided into 3 main scopes, depending on their sources.
Scope 1 takes into account direct emissions from sources owned or controlled by the organization, while in scope 2, we found only indirect emissions associated with the production of electricity, heat or steam. Scope 3, on the other hand, represents indirect emissions produced by the company’s activities that are not accounted for in Scope 2 but are related to their whole value chain, like in the case of business travel, or commuting.
Scope 1 : 0 %
Scope 2 : 0 %
Scope 3 : 0 %
Going a step further in terms of comparison is useful to understand what Mobilexpense Brussels’s total amount of carbon emissions represents in day-to-day, tangible situations. Knowing how many long haul flights or how many burgers Mobilexpense Brussels’s carbon emissions are equal to is another good way to understand its footprint. If you're curious about what a ton of CO₂ represents, read more about it on our blog.
Times the amount of CO2 absorbed by a tree in one year
Round trip flights Brussels - New York
Round-the-world trips in fossil fuel cars
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Implementing sustainable solutions that will substantially reduce a company's carbon footprint is the first essential step; however, each climate journey is unique. To fulfil their climate ambitions, Mobilexpense Brussels needed to compensate for their remaining carbon budget.
Your emissions vs carbon sequestrated in time
The Kariba Project protects almost 785,000 hectares of forests and wildlife on the southern shores of Lake Kariba, near the Zimbabwe-Zambia border. One of the largest registered REDD+ projects by the area, it connects four national parks and eight safari reserves, forming a giant biodiversity corridor that protects an expansive forest and numerous vulnerable and endangered species – including the African elephant, lion, hippo, lappet-faced vulture, and southern ground hornbill. As well as this, the project implements numerous community-focused initiatives detailed below.
The Rimba Raya Biodiversity Reserve protects 91,215 hectares of rich, tropical peat swamp forests which are monitored by local rangers as well as by satellite and aerial imagery. The reserve is adjacent to the world-renowned Tanjung Puting National Park and forms a physical buffer zone along the parks eastern border. As well as preserving ecosystem diversity and the habitat of endangered species like the Bornean orangutan, the project reduces emissions by avoiding the planned deforestation of over 47,000 hectares of forests for palm oil production.
This project restores and repairs existing boreholes to provide clean drinking water to Rwandan communities, removing the need to boil water for purification. Each borehole is up to 100 metres deep, and can be operated with a simple hand pump. The boreholes will be maintained over the project lifetime.