Quarterly Report Climate Q2/2023

WEROCK continues to grow and with it the real greenhouse gas emissions that result from production and logistics. This article shows you which emissions were generated in the second quarter, how we dealt with them and what we are doing to reduce them.

The last few days in Europe have been characterized by an exceptional heat wave. New maximum temperatures were measured or just missed in many countries. The southern and eastern regions were particularly affected, but it was also very warm in Germany.

While it was still bearable in Germany at 30 °C, significantly higher temperatures were recorded in other European countries. For example, 45.9 °C was measured in Athens, 43.6 °C in Rome and 42.6 °C in Paris on July 17, 2023. These values were only just below the respective records for these cities.  The heat wave not only affects people’s well-being, but also the environment and agriculture. There is an increased risk of forest fires, water shortages and crop failures. Experts have long warned of the consequences of climate change, which could make extreme weather events more frequent and intense.

While many homeowners are already doing everything within their means (PV system, heat pump, e-car), it seems that the will to really do something about climate change is still lacking at the political level. One setback and compromise solution follows the other. The expansion of renewable energies is not progressing and the storage of surplus energy from PV and wind power is not even being considered. German politicians cannot even agree on a general speed limit on highways – which can be 180 km/h because of me. Since protests are not heard, people start (“Last Generation”) to block traffic routes out of desperation. Reaction of the politcs? Zero.


In line with our expectations, our emissions resulting from the production and logistics of our products remained about the same for the second quarter. Instead of a slight increase in emissions, we report a decrease of 9% for the second quarter. Compared to the second quarter of 2022, however, this is an increase of 320%, which is primarily due to the strong growth of the company. As before, emissions are not calculated exactly as we do not have the internal resources to do so. All emissions are recorded in accordance with the scope concept from the Greenhouse Gas Protocol. In the first quarter, indirect external emissions (Scope 3 emissions) accounted for over 94% of emissions, as manufacturing is carried out by external partners.


Unfortunately, computers cannot be manufactured in a climate-neutral way. Part of our corporate philosophy is to offset emissions that cannot be avoided at the moment, so that we are at least carbon neutral on balance. To offset our emissions, we invest money in sustainable projects. In the end, our products are climate neutral through offsetting. You can find out who receives these funds and how they are used regularly in our quarterly climate report. At all times, we pay attention to projects with high standards that meet at least five of the 17 United Nations Sustainable Development Goals.
In the past, we have already supported the construction of a 22.5 megawatt wind power plant in the state of Rajasthan in India (on the border with Pakistan). Unfortunately, the project is still not fully financed. Our local partner is Orange Renewable Power Pvt Ltd, an operator of wind turbines and solar parks. Unfortunately, the project is still not fully financed, which is why we want to support the project again. Wind and solar power are in our eyes extremely important helpers for the energy transition. The project fulfills five Sustainable Development Goals of the United Nations:

Goal 3 - Good Health and well-being

Ensure healthy lives for all people of all ages and promote their well-being.

In collaboration with the Madhya Pradesh State AIDS Control Society, motivational workshops were held for HIV-infected and AIDS sufferers, and the importance of anti-retroviral therapy to their lives was communicated, benefiting over 60 people. Regular organization of camps/rallies for smoking cessation and sensitization of the participants.

For project implementation, 21.6 km of roads were built in the villages near the project, which are now available to the general public.

Access to clean water: water tanks and water treatment plants were installed, benefiting the public on a large scale, providing easy access to clean and safe drinking water. Clean India: development of sanitation facilities such as the construction of toilets in public places.

Goal 4 - Quality education

Ensure inclusive, equal and quality education and promote lifelong learning opportunities for all.

Help the underprivileged: distribute computers, bicycles and stationery to orphanages, benefiting more than 60 children, and distribute clothing to homes for the elderly. Distribution of necessary infrastructure such as furniture, school supplies including stationery, math and science materials, sports materials and scholarships to deserving students of more than 25 schools, benefiting more than 5,000 children.

Organized large medical camps in surrounding villages and distributed free medicines in the camps, benefiting over 1000 people in 7 villages. Education programs on nutrition, prenatal care, sexually transmitted diseases (STD) and hygiene were also conducted.

Goal 6 - Clean Water and Sanitation

Ensure availability and sustainable management of water and sanitation for all.

Installation of a hand pump in Mutidham, Tada village. This pump is for public use and helps reduce the pressure on women to walk long distances for clean water.

Deepen pond in Tada village to improve capacity and access to water.

Goal 8 - Decent work and economic growth

Promote durable, broad-based and sustainable economic growth, full and productive employment and decent work for all.

The project has resulted in the creation of 730 direct jobs during the construction phase (including laborers, supervisors, and engineers), of which 266 have been hired locally. The project has also provided permanent employment for 76 people.

Goal 13 - Climate Action

Take immediate action to address climate change and its impacts.

Of all the compensatory measures, Goal 13 is, of course, the most important for us. Nevertheless, sustainable climate protection in developing areas cannot be achieved without strengthening the local infrastructure, because ultimately the climate protection projects should also have a long-term character.

In addition to the construction of the wind turbines, which are in themselves a significant climate protection measure, tree planting campaigns are regularly carried out in schools, substations and public places.


We are working continuously to reduce real emissions. Over the next 2 years, the company complex in Karlsruhe will undergo extensive technical and energy refurbishment. This includes new facade insulation, new roof, PV system, window replacement, shading, fire alarm system, new entrance and lounge area, in-house fiber optic cabling, etc. This significantly reduces real emissions from us and our office neighbors. However, as a company that is still quite small, a full climate accounting (including Scope 3 emissions) is not beneficial. We prefer to invest the budgets that would be necessary for its preparation directly in climate protection projects. Our emissions calculation will therefore not change for the time being as a result of the energy refurbishment.


Despite clear instructions, we keep receiving tablet packaging from one of our packaging suppliers, which – for whatever reason – has some foam in the lid. In the spirit of sustainability, we use this cardboard packaging instead of letting it go back, since the material consumption has already occurred. We are exchanging ideas here so that this can be avoided in the future.


For the third quarter, we expect a significant increase in emissions compared to the second quarter. This is already becoming apparent due to several larger orders. Due to a rising headcount, scope 1&2 emissions will also increase, while the share of scope 3 emissions will dominate.

You too can help. Equip your employees with durable, rugged devices from WEROCK. This will bring you climate-neutral, modern technology that will improve your company’s efficiency. At the same time, our profits allow you to do even more in the area of climate protection. I look forward to your inquiry!


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