Fuel, energy and CO2 emissions

The Budimex Group's demand for fuels and energy results from:

  • production of bituminous mass,
  • operation of construction equipment, transport of materials, raw materials and waste,
  • use of company cars.

Carrying out investments is closely connected with energy consumption and emissivity. Impact of the consumption of fuels and energy depends on the nature of a given project, where equipment is modernised and replaced with more economical and ecological one, educational activities are performed aimed at encouraging employees to use the fuels and energy reasonably. Energy consumption is also reduced in Budimex offices, in the form of energy-saving lighting, computer hardware (100% of computers with Energy Star) or office supplies with ecological signs. We reduce fuel consumption in cars and delivery vans, trucks and working machinery. One of the ways of restoring the balance of environmental impact is constituted by the purchase of so-called green energy, generated in hydro power stations.

In 2018, we were among five companies participating in the first in history auction of the Carbon Dioxide Units (CDU) organised by the State Forests under the Carbon Forests project. In the auction, we bought 8,000 CDUs, which enabled us to reduce our “carbon footprint” by approx. 10% in 2018. In addition, we were awarded with the “Partner for Climate” title by the Minister of Environment and the General Director of State Forests. This is a unique initiative in the scale of Europe and the world, and for the Budimex Group another method of supporting the “carbon offset” type of actions, striving for neutralisation of already emitted carbon dioxide.

In 2018, the demand for electrical energy and thermal energy grew within the Budimex Group. This is related to the growing year-to-year scale and number of investments – last year it was particularly related to the construction of roads. Direct and indirect CO2 emissions increased by 31.97% compared to 2017. In turn, the use of renewable energy confirmed with relevant certificates in 2018 constituted over 20% of all the purchased electrical energy and fell slightly by 7% compared to the previous year. It should be emphasised that the growth in 2017 amounted to nearly 193%.