It is our assessment that Falck’s biggest adverse impact derives from the fuel consumption of our vehicles. In 2020, we began preparing for a transition from diesel and petrol-powered vehicles to electric vehicles and adopting the use of biofuels. This would lower our CO₂-impact considerably, thereby supporting UN Sustainable Development Goal no. 13, “Climate action”.
We realise that our operations also impact the climate and the environment in other ways, e.g. through the energy consumption in buildings, the products manufactured by our suppliers and the business travel of our employees, cf. scope 1-3 guidelines of the Greenhouse Gas Protocol Accounting and Reporting Standard. However, it is our assessment that we can make the biggest impact within scope 1 related to the fuel consumption of our fleet of ambulances, roadside assistance trucks, patient transport vehicles and other passenger cars, which drove an aggregate of more than 150 million kilometres in 2020.