With the "Green Deal", the EU has set itself the goal of becoming the first climate-neutral continent by 2050. This obliges companies from January 2023 onwards to comprehensibly document their CO2 emissions in a sustainability report.

Sustainability-related disclosure requirements - The new CSRD Directive

Since the draft of the Corporate Sustainability Reporting Directive (CSRD) presented by the EU Commission in April 2021 at the latest, it has been clear that the scope and type of sustainability reporting by companies will change profoundly.

Obligation to document CO2 emissions

From 2023, more than 15,000 companies across Germany will be affected by the new sustainability reporting obligations (CSRD). These obligate them to comprehensibly document the sustainability transformation with regard to CO2 emissions and product and portfolio strategy.

Overview of significant changes in sustainability reporting

Was gilt aktuell (EU-Richtlinie 2014/95/EU) Corporate Sustainabilty Reporting Directive
i><p>Betroffene Unternehmen</p></div></td>
<td data-label=Betroffene Unternehmen
Große Unternehmen ( > 500 Mitarbeiter) mit öffentlichem Interesse (gelistete Firmen, Banken und Versicherungen) - Alle an einem EU-regulierten Markt notierten Unternehmen
- Alle nicht kapitalmarkt-orientierten Unternehmen wenn:
> 250 Beschäftigte im Jahresdurchschnitt und
> 20 Mio EUR Bilanzsumme und/oder
> 40 Mio EUR Nettoumsatzerlöse
<td data-label=Anzahl Unternehmen
Ca. 12.000 Unternehmen EU: ca. 50.000
DE: ca. 15.000
<td data-label=Umfang der Meldepflichten
- Umweltschutz
- > 250 Beschäftigte
- Soziale Verantwortung, Umgang mit Mitarbeitern
- Anti-Korruption und Bestechung
- Diversität in Vorständen
Zusätzliche Berichterstattung // „Double Materiality“
- Nachhaltigkeitsziele
- Rolle von Vorstand und Aufsichtsrat,
- wichtigste nachteilige Wirkungen des Unternehmens
- zu noch nicht bilanzierten immateriellen Ressourcent
<td data-label=Form der Bericht­erstattung
Im Jahresbericht (auch separat möglich) Ausschließlich im Lagebericht
<td data-label=Ab wann
Ab 2018 Ab der Berichtsperiode 2023

We help you on the way to becoming a CSR/ESG-compliant company

Through our services in the field of CO2 management, we support companies in the preparation of CO2 balances, the formulation of CO2 reduction targets as well as energy and CO2 reduction concepts.

The consequences of climate change - Why we must act now

Agriculture is suffering greatly from climate change and has to cope with crop failures due to extreme weather events in many places. Plants suffer from a lack of water or are severely damaged by heavy rainfall. As a result, animals can no longer be fed with the farm's own fodder crops.
Roads and railways are damaged due to heavy rain or high temperatures. Construction methods and materials will have to be adapted in the future and larger drainage systems will be required. Road safety also decreases due to extreme weather events, such as poor visibility or heat.  
Climate and weather changes that occur as a result of climate change can have a major impact on human health. However, the increasing number of hot days, extreme weather events and new pathogens do not only burden the population, but also animals and plants.

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Dr. Kristin Vanselow 
Axians Sustainability Solutions

Bernhard Hagemann 
Axians eWaste GmbH