Schindler Energy Consumption

Energy consumption

We scrutinize product development processes to improve the energy efficiency of its products and also strives to consume less energy in its premises and to source energy from renewable resources.
 

Energy consumption within the Schindler Group

The service fleet accounts for the largest proportion of our direct energy consumption, followed by the use of electricity and natural gas. The amount of energy consumed by our service fleet as a proportion of our total energy consumption is 67%, followed by indirect energy at 19%, and fuels for buildings and processes at 14%.

In 2016, direct energy usage of diesel-powered vehicles increased slightly. However, the proportion of energy consumed by gasoline-powered vehicles is continuing to decrease on a consistent basis.

The distance travelled using alternative-powered vehicles (bioethanol and hybrids) increased by 22%, albeit from a low level. The replacement of diesel cars and delivery vans with models equipped with particulate filters continued through 2016. Vehicles without filters now account for only about 3.5% of our distances travelled.

Indirect energy consumption

Our indirect energy consumption mainly comprises purchased electricity. The measurement of electricity consumption excludes those cases where electricity charges form part of a lease agreement. These cases are limited to office buildings. However, all our production facilities are included.

In 2016, indirect energy consumption increased compared to previous years' levels. This is mainly due to an increase in business activities in several locations, e.g. the start of operations of the Jiading Campus, as well as the first-time consolidation of the XJ-Schindler joint venture in China.

Electricity mix

Our global electricity mix is dependent on each country’s national grid and changes are mostly visible at country level. Currently renewable energy represents roughly 35% of the total electricity mix.

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