Carbon footprint of ALIMA

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This report is a snapshot of ALIMA’s greenhouse gas emissions that will be used as a reference to identify and measure the organisation’s main sources of emissions and that will help define a strategy.

In 2020, ALIMA decided to carry out its first carbon assessment which was done within a few months. Discover the carbon footprint of ALIMA, the NGO that is transforming humanitarian medicine.

Discover ALIMA's carbon footprint report

ALIMA’s total carbon footprint: 12,950 tonnes of CO₂e in 2019

This footprint perimeter corresponds to all the organisation’s sites and facilities as well as all its missions in 2019:

  • 11 countries (Nigeria, Niger, Mali, Mauritania, Chad, Cameroon, Burkina Faso, DRC, Central African Republic, South Sudan, Guinea) including the headquarters in Dakar and Paris
  • 1,920 employees
  • 61 M€ 
Alima footprint 2019 EN
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Energy and buildings 17%
Travel 29%
Freight 12%
Purchases and fixed assests 39%
Waste 3%

Three main sectors

Three sectors – transportation, purchases and energy in buildings – account for 97% of Alima’s footprint in 2019.

  • #1 Transportation

    Accounts for 41% of emissions (5,345 tCO₂e). This includes business travel and commuting, which account for 29% of the footprint, as well as freight (mainly air), which accounts for 12% of the footprint.

  • #2 Purchases of goods and services and fixed assets

    Account for 39% (5,010 tCO₂e), 33% being for purchases of goods and services and 6% for fixed assets.

  • #3 Energy

    Accounts for 17% of the footprint (2,257 tCO₂e) mostly consisting of fuel for generators, as well as electricity consumption on the local grid, natural gas heating for the Paris office and refrigerant leaks from air conditioners.

  • #4 Waste

    Emissions from waste represent 3% of the footprint (337 tCO₂e).

  • ALIMA Carbon Footprint Report 2019


Cover photo © Olivier Papegnies/ALIMA.