Climate Strategy

The DFGE Climate Strategy – Climate Neutrality on a Scientific Basis


The determination of a company’s greenhouse gas emissions (corporate carbon footprint) has become a central component of corporate sustainability. However, in order to achieve the global climate targets, i.e. to limit the temperature increase to below 2°C, and if possible even below 1.5°C, the determination of the status quo is only the first step: In addition, a concrete climate target specifying the necessary emission savings and an implementation plan containing concrete measures are required. Both together form a company’s climate strategy, which helps companies to avoid climate change risks and seize opportunities as they arise.

The development and formulation of a science-based climate strategy is regarded as a central component of successful climate management, as this is where the ambitions of a company are made measurable and comparable. Accordingly, a climate strategy is based on a CO2 balance sheet that brings together the relevant emission sources of the company. DFGE is the first Science-Based-Targets partner in the DACH region to support this process in accordance with international standards such as the ISO standard or the GHG protocol.

In a holistic approach, DFGE as a full-service provider deals with the calculation of the carbon footprint up to certification and a possible compensation through climate compensation and protection projects. Furthermore, DFGE is characterized by a resilient scientific process methodology, rejects flat-rate calculations and thus counteracts green-washing.

“The greatest motivation for our customers to work climate-neutrally in parts or as a whole is to implement our corporate philosophy. This includes the fulfillment of strategic CSR goals as well as a fundamental image improvement. Increased sales or cost savings, for example through energy conservation and increased energy efficiency, go hand in hand with this, but are not the main focus. We support our customers with well-founded approaches and methods for CO2 calculation and CO2 compensation measures and thus prevent green washing”.
Profilbild Dr. Thomas Fleissner
Dr. Thomas Fleissner, Founder and CEODFGE - Institute for Energy, Ecology and Economy

Further Information

Webinare und Trainings
Suitable webinars on the topic of climate strategy can be found here.

Climate Strategy – The way to climate neutrality with DFGE

The CDFGE climate strategy comprises the following steps:

DFGE pursues a holistic and scientific approach. In the first step, this includes the calculation of the carbon footprint – whether for a product, its packaging or the entire company. The analysis is based on extensive data and recognized standards.

The next step is to develop an emission reduction strategy and set associated targets – for example, using Science-Based Targets.

In the third step of the climate strategy, effective and sustainable methods for CO2 avoidance are developed and decided upon, which enable the customer to achieve higher energy and resource efficiency. This is done within a Climate Action Plan tailored to the individual needs of our customers and based on the results of the calculation of the carbon footprint.

The fourth step is to compensate for unavoidable residual emissions, e.g. by investing in forest protection and reforestation. Achieving so-called climate neutrality for products or the entire company is the goal of the climate strategy.

The disclosure of the achieved goals reflects the final step. Thus, the measures taken can be published through appropriate sustainability reports and the companies receive the DFGE climate neutral seal as well as the underlying certificate.

DFGE Climate Neutrality Platform

As the only CDP partner of Science-based Targets in the DACH region, we offer you a holistic solution approach in the field of climate strategy. To avoid greenwashing, the projects conducted with DFGE can be transparently tracked on our platform.

Climate Neutrality Platform
DFGE CLimate Neutrality Portal

Your Advantages:

From a management perspective:

  • Holistic and resilient process flow
  • Management Summary
  • Reduction of internally required resources in all process steps
  • Climate protection solution from a single source – scientifically based, strategically appropriate

In search of high quality:

  • Calculation according to recognized standards e.g. ISO-Norm, GHG protocol, PAS 2060, SBTi criteria etc.
  • Projects certified according to international standards
  • Consideration of Scope 1, 2 and 3 emissions
  • Identification of the CF value according to DFGE TopDown approach and reduction of the error range

Optimal integration into your Sustainability Management:

  • Projects aligned with the strategy and sustainability goals of the product/company
  • Solution-oriented approach supports you in implementing the necessary measures
  • Communication with DFGE seal for validated climate neutrality
  • Detailed report for your sustainability communication