First carbon footprint
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’s total carbon footprint: 12950 tonnes of CO₂e in 2019
ALIMA’s total carbon footprint
Three main sectors
Three sectors – transportation, purchases and energy in buildings – account for 97% of Alima’s footprint in 2019.
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.
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.
Emissions from waste represent 3% of the footprint (337 tCO₂e).
ALIMA Carbon Footprint Report 2019Download
Cover photo © Olivier Papegnies/ALIMA.