In accordance with the vision, policy and values of the company Plastika Skaza, d.o.o., we determined the company's carbon footprint of the previous years with the approach of ownership. Volume 1 represents direct greenhouse gas emissions from sources owned or controlled by the company, volume 2 represents emissions from purchased electricity and heat, and volume 3 other indirect emissions. Currently, the company's main focus is reducing scope 1 and 2 emissions, as well as scope 3, which represents more than 95% of the company's carbon footprint. In the scope 1 and 2 carbon footprint, the source of electricity, fossil fuel consumption and district heating play a key role.
In 2021, we supplied electricity from low-carbon, renewable energy sources, so the carbon footprint of volumes 1 and 2 was 92% lower than it would have been if it had been supplied from the Slovenian energy mix. We are also successful in reducing the consumption of fossil fuels and heat from district heating: in 2021, we reduced diesel consumption by 9.4% and heat consumption by 17.2% compared to the base year of 2019.
In the company, we also use LCA to assess the environmental impact of our own brand products, with the help of which we try to evaluate the products through as many environmental indicators as possible, one of which is the carbon footprint. From the point of view of the carbon footprint, we achieve the best results when using bio-based materials - the LCA of the Pick&Go product proved that we even achieve a negative carbon footprint (we reduce CO2 in the environment).
Effective management of the carbon footprint represents an ever-increasing competitive advantage on the market, which can also be seen with our business partners. More and more partners require suppliers to report on their carbon footprint, and some also have very clear goals related to reducing the carbon footprint throughout the value chain. We believe that this will soon also mean a reduced or interrupted volume of business with companies that will not respond quickly enough to changes in climate policy.