Sustainability Report 2012 - page 9

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Although most of the countries where CCC
operates do not have mature regulations on
carbon emissions, we are determined to accept our
responsibility by developing low-carbon solutions to
combat climate change challenges and meet clients’
anticipations on reduced emissions.
During the previous years, CCC has internally
increased awareness of the need to monitor
greenhouse emissions and has made significant
progress towards developing and implementing
carbon foot print reduction tools. At the moment,
CCC is in the process of establishing protocols
and procedures highlighting the importance
of reducing the idle time of running machines
and shutting them down when not in operation
(instead of keeping engines running). In addition
to this, we have been examining our supply chain
in order to understand and minimize the carbon
footprint of the materials we use. Also, we have been
implementing carbon reduction strategies for most
of our new projects.
Specifically, for 2012 CCC’s target was to attain a
holistic perspective over our produced emissions,
therefore we measured the Direct consumption of
energy (petrol/diesel for vehicles, gas for heating) as
well as the Indirect consumption of energy sources
(electricity used). Our main objective is to obtain
an in depth overview of the related issues and to
develop a precise strategy on how CO
2
emissions
can be reduced in all CCC business areas. It has been
identified that the main source of air pollution is
related construction machinery, transportation of
equipment and vehicles.
As a company we consider the reduction of
greenhouse gases in our day-to-day decision
processes.
Below are the main energy-efficiency measures
being implemented:
• Optimizing the transport routes on sites
• Selecting low-emission means of transport
• Adopting new methods for heating systems on
equipment working in sub-zero climates
• Optimize company owned overall fleet emission
standards by:
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Adopting regular disposal of old equipment
with outdated emission standards.
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Procuring new equipment with low emissions
or low fuel consumption engines according
to the most recent Tiers and Euro standards
depending on the fuel qualities available in the
regions of operations.
• Shifting from diesel to natural gas for heating
purposes
• Minimizing the use of air-conditioning during
nighttime
• Implementing special lighting systems which
integrate the use of daylight
• Enhancing the quality of interior ventilation
• Applying more efficient electrical supply plans
• Using renewable energy wherever possible
• Building camp extensions based on eco-friendly/
low energy consumption standards (thicker wall
insulations, access of natural light to walk ways,
energy saving light bulbs)
CO
2
Emissions
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