Climate Protection Policy

Climate policy of the Kalaidos Swiss Education Group

As part of the Klett Group, we endeavour to achieve environmental sustainability in everything we do. That is why we want to be climate-neutral by 2028. This means:

CO2 emissions were recorded for the first time in 2021. The 2021 carbon footprint of the Kalaidos Education Group Switzerland showed total emissions of 4,050 tonnes of CO2 equivalents. With a consolidated turnover of CHF 187 million, this corresponds to emissions of 22 tonnes per million in turnover.

Based on the 2021 carbon footprint, the individual companies determined to what extent and with what measures they want to substantially reduce their CO2 emissions by 2028. The focus is on the areas that have the greatest impact on the environment: food services, commuting and heating. These so-called hot spots account for around three quarters of total emissions.

In order to measure the effectiveness of the measures taken, all group companies record their carbon footprint annually. This is audited and certified with the Footprint label from Swiss Climate.

The 2022 carbon footprint of the Kalaidos Education Group Switzerland shows total emissions of 4,102 tonnes of CO2 equivalents. This is a slight increase compared to the previous year. As the previous year still included several months with reduced emissions due to the pandemic, particularly in the hot spots, the stabilisation can be seen as a first step in the right direction.

For the first time in 2029, the remaining CO2 emissions from the previous year will be offset by financing emission reductions elsewhere.

The group's own printing company Edubook AG, which has been producing and distributing its print products in a climate-neutral manner for several years, is playing a pioneering role.

 

Development of the total emissions of the Kalaidos Education Group Switzerland

2021 2022
Total emissions of CO2 equivalents 4,050 tonnes 4,102 tonnes
Share of food services 28 % 25 %
Share of employee commuting 25 % 25 %
Share of heating 23 % 24 %
Total turnover CHF 187 million CHF 184 million
Emissions per million in turnover 22 tonnes 22 tonnes

Contact

Caroline Boeriis
Kalaidos Bildungsgruppe AG
Jungholzstrasse 43
8050 Zürich

postfach@kalaidos.ch