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Carbon Footprint Activities on Yolda’s Net Zero Carbon Journey

Yolda Yolda 2 Jan 2023, 3 read min
Carbon Footprint Activities on Yolda’s Net Zero Carbon Journey

As Yolda, we care about and measure our environmental impact resulting from our activities. As of the end of 2021, we started to work on understanding and reducing the impact of our current and future activities in order to become a leading logistics company with low-emission activities in the sector.

In this context, we have prioritized the calculation and reporting of our corporate carbon footprint. In addition to these studies, we make the carbon footprint of all our transportation operations manageable instantly with the low carbon footprint-oriented green logistics studies we carry out.

Yolda has calculated the carbon footprint of 2021 in accordance with the Greenhouse Gas Protocol methodology and ISO 14064: 2018 standard, and our carbon footprint in 2022 continues to be calculated according to the same methodology and standard.

While calculating on the basis of 2021, in addition to our Scope 1 and Scope 2 emissions, carbon footprint calculations from business flights and accommodation are included in Scope 3 emissions. In addition to these, consumables purchased for use in the office as of 2022 started to be tracked. As Yolda, with the idea of being a transparent institution, we add new carbon footprint sources to our indirect emissions every year, and we also carry out activities to reduce our indirect emissions.

Our Corporate Carbon Footprint in 2021 was calculated as 28.3 tons of CO2-equivalent in total. Our detailed review of our inventory, the summary of which is shared below, will be shared with our sustainability report, which we plan to publish in 2023.

We included the following emission sources in our 2021 carbon footprint calculations with an operational control approach:

  1. Electricity Consumption (Scope 2)
  2. Fuel Consumption for Heating Purposes (Scope 1)
  3. Fuel Consumption for Transportation (Scope 1)
  4. Fire Extinguishers (Scope 1)
  5. Air Conditioning Gases (Scope 1)
  6. Business Flights (Scope 3)
  7. Accommodation (Scope 3)


The distribution of our Corporate Carbon Footprint by scope is as shown in the table below;


Overall, about 85.3% of our carbon footprint comes from Scope 1 emissions. Here, our major emission source, which constitutes approximately 51.5% of our inventory, is the natural gas consumption we use for heating purposes. Natural gas consumption is followed by fuel consumption for transportation with approximately 31.9%. Our electricity consumption, which is a Scope 2 emission, has a share of only about 10.2% in the inventory.

Our main target for 2023 and 2024 will be to reduce our carbon footprint arising from our offices and activities in accordance with the carbon footprint reduction plan we will prepare. In this sense, while expanding the scope of our work by increasing the number of Scope 3 emission sources in our inventory, we expect to observe a decrease in the value of our direct emissions.

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