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Other indirect greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions (Scope 3)

Since 2011, we have also been recording our other indirect emissions according to Scope 3 of the GHG Protocol. The other indirect (Scope 3) CO2 emissions totaled approximately 2,143,800 tons in 2015. We are constantly working to improve the ascertainment of other indirect (Scope 3) emissions – for instance, through the creation of a product carbon footprint. We are currently evaluating all other indirect (Scope 3) emissions that are material. At roughly 84 %, upstream production of raw materials represents the largest share by far. For this reason, we are trying to identify possibilities to reduce this. For instance, we cut annual emissions by about 125,000 t CO2 by producing menthol from synthetic sources to meet rising demand for the substance.