Environmental Impact

All companies have a carbon footprint. We believe it is important to track, offset and reduce Kinnevik’s footprint in order to be a role model for our investee companies.


Greenhouse gas emissions estimate

Kinnevik conducts a yearly greenhouse gas emissions estimate which quantifies the total greenhouse gases produced directly and indirectly by our operations. Kinnevik’s second yearly estimate was completed in 2017 and it provides us with a tool to monitor and reduce our climate change impacts. The greenhouse gas assessment quantifies all seven Kyoto greenhouse gases where applicable and is measured in units of carbon dioxide equivalence, or CO2e.

During 2017, Kinnevik generated 602 tonnes of CO2e in total, corresponding to 16.1 tonnes per full time equivalent employee.

Kinnevik's Greenhouse Gas Protocol Report 2017 (pdf)


Carbon offsetting - Kinnevik is carbon neutral

In order to take responsibility for our carbon footprint, Kinnevik offsets our emissions in full. For every tonne of carbon emission caused by Kinnevik’s own operations, we offset one tonne of carbon in order to achieve net carbon neutrality. For 2017, Kinnevik offset our carbon footprint by contributing to a community-based reforestation initiative in the municipality of San Juan de Limay in Nicaragua. 

Kinnevik's Carbon Offsetting Certificate 2017 (in Swedish, pdf)

From our Sustaianability Report 2017

Environmental Impact (pdf)