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Freigeist & Friends GmbH & Co. KG complies with the 5 steps of climate action and is ClimatePartner certified

About the certification

Certified since

06.2024

Certified until

05.2025

Certification ID

A6BSGQ

Certification type

Company

Location or entity

Freigeist Göttingen Nordstadt

About the company

Full name of legal entity

Freigeist & Friends GmbH & Co. KG

Contemporary architecture, outstanding design, innovative food concepts and always new ideas from hotelier & free spirit Georg Rosentreter and Carl Graf von Hardenberg to inspire travelers and local gView company details

The 5 steps of climate action

The following 5 steps are required for ClimatePartner certification:

Scroll down to see how the requirements were met.

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Step 1
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Carbon footprints

The corporate carbon footprint (CCF) is the starting point for climate action. The CCF gives you clear insights into a company's greenhouse gas emissions - for example, you can identify where the carbon hotspots are and define emission reduction measures accordingly to mitigate the company's climate impact effectively.

This carbon footprint calculation covers data from the period January 2023 - December 2023

Carbon footprint (in CO₂ equivalents):

682,573 Kg CO₂

Included in the carbon footprint

Different emission sources, called scopes, are covered by the carbon footprint. All scope 1 and scope 2 emissions are included in this carbon footprint, while only applicable scope 3 emissions are included. The scopes are defined as follows:
  • Scope 1 includes all directly generated emissions that a company controls, for example fuel for company cars.
  • Scope 2 includes indirect emissions caused by purchased energy, for example electricity.
  • Scope 3 includes indirect emissions from a company's activities, which may cover, for example, employee commuting, logistics, and the production of raw materials.
Scope 3 emissions included in this carbon footprint:
Fuel- and energy-related activities not included in scope 1 or scope 2
Employee commuting
Business travel
Purchased goods and services
Waste generated in operations
Step 2
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Reduction targets

Reduction targets are an essential part of a company's climate action strategy. By setting concrete targets, companies define the areas, scope, and timeframe for implementing reduction measures.*

Scope 1 and 2 emissions

Scope 1 emissions include all emissions that are either directly generated by the company or under direct control of the company, for example fuel for company cars. Scope 2 emissions are indirect emissions generated by purchased energy, such as electricity.

This company has committed to reducing its emissions by

20%

Time period

2021 to 2030

Scope 3 emissions

Scope 3 emissions come from all company activities that are not directly under its control, for example, employee commuting and business travel, as well as activities that occur throughout the company's value chain.

Scope 3 emissions included in this reduction target:

Fuel- and energy-related activities not included in scope 1 or scope 2
Purchased goods and services

This company has committed to reducing its emissions by

7.5%

Time period

2021 to 2030

* This section contains third party content, which was provided by the certified company to ClimatePartner.
Step 3
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Reduction measures

To meet their reduction targets, it is important for companies to plan and implement concrete measures to achieve effective climate action. This section shows you the reduction measures that have been implemented.*

100%

of the total electricity consumption is purchased green electricity

*This section contains third party content, which was provided by the certified company to ClimatePartner.
*A consumption greater than 100% indicates the energy is fed into the electricity grid and can be used by other households and companies.
Step 4
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Climate projects

This company financially contributes to certified climate projects for a specific amount of emissions. The projects are regularly audited by independent third parties, and they also contribute to achieving the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals.

Number of projects supported:

1

Climate projects were financed for the following amount of emissions:

750,830 Kg CO₂ *

* The amount of GHG emissions shown for the financial contribution to climate projects (step 4) may be different from the total carbon footprint (step 1). Differences may result from an allocation of GHG emissions between multiple certifications for the same company (e. g. certification of the company as well as certain products). Furthermore, we recommend companies to add a 10 percent safety margin to the carbon footprint to address uncertainties related to the underlying data. Also, companies may source products or services for which a financial contribution has already been made via a third party, which results in a lower financial contribution via ClimatePartner.

Climate projects supported

Wind energyNong Wang-Thailand

Wind energy, Nong Wang-Thailand

impact contribution locationNong Wang-Thailand
impact contribution standardCDM/CER

All climate projects at ClimatePartner fulfil strict criteria defined by widely-recognised international standards. Among other things, the projects are required to undergo regular independent monitoring and auditing.

Step 5
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Transparency

An essential part of a company's climate action journey is to make its ambition and achievements visible. The ClimatePartner label is a core component that businesses use to make their climate data and actions fully accessible and transparent to their customers.

More information about Freigeist & Friends GmbH & Co. KG's sustainability efforts

This company has provided additional information about their overall climate action strategy as well as the concrete steps they are taking to reduce their emissions.

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About ClimatePartner certification

ClimatePartner certification provides transparent disclosure of a company’s entire climate action strategy, including carbon footprints, emissions reduction targets, implemented reductions, and financial contribution towards climate projects worldwide.
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