Regarding fossil fuels, our offices in Erding, Frankfurt and London use diesel and natural gas for heating and guaranteeing uninterrupted power supply in the Data Centre. During 2012, one of the diesel tanks in the Data Centre was replaced and regular testing was therefore altered, this explains the significantly lower diesel consumption in 2012 compared to previous years. On the other hand, winter 2012 was significantly colder than in 2011 in the south of Germany, and this is the main reason for the increase in natural gas consumption observed in 2012.
Following Greenhouse Gas Protocol standards, we include below an explanation of the scope for each category:
During 2013, our office in Paris will be running a pilot project to offset emissions from normal operation.