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heating oils. Environmentally compatible heat production   measures to prevent, eliminate or reduce the impact on the
                    translates  into  more  than  414,000 metric  tons  of  CO2   environment  are  determined  in  cooperation  with  the
                    avoided each year. Additionally, customers are supported   authorities responsible and supported right from the start.
                    and  advised  in  the  application  process  for  financial   KELAG  is  careful  to  keep  measures  that  modify  the
                    assistance.                                   environment  to  a  minimum.  Environmental  protection
                                                                  projects  throughout  Carinthia  are  also  supported  and
                    Through  the  incineration  of  residual  waste  as  compared   implemented  via  the  KELAG  GreenApp  loyalty  points
                    with landfill, around 171,000 metric tons of CO2 are avoided   programme.
                    each year by Kärntner Restmüllverwertungs GmbH. Thus,    GRI 304-2, 304-3
                    the amount of CO2 emissions avoided by the KELAG Group
                    calculated  mathematically  currently  comes  to  around
                    1.74 million metric tons per year.
                                                                  The  company  outsources  its regular  hazardous  and non-
                      GRI 103-1, 103-2, 305-5                     hazardous  waste  to  waste  disposal  companies  which
                                                                  collect it in accordance with Austrian law and, depending
                                                                  on the material, recycle it or deposit it safely in a landfill.
                                                                  Waste generated by the Group mainly consists of industrial
                                                                  waste,  ash,  scrap  iron  as  well  as  rubble  and  totalled
                                                                  6,262 metric  tons  in  2018,  of  which  approximately  548
                                                                  metric tons are classified hazardous materials.

                      GRI 305-5

                    CO2 emission allowances are – due to the heat production
                    being partially based on fossil fuels – issued exclusively to
                    KELAG Energie & Wärme GmbH and, with optimised plant
                                                                   GRI 306-2
                    operation, saved for subsequent years.
                     GRI Electric Utilities Sector Disclosures
                                                                  The  best  way  of  handling  waste  would  be  to  avoid  it
                                                                  completely. The second best way is to recycle, as is done, for
                                                                  example, with glass and paper. Even so, every household
                    The  infrastructure  projects  of  the  Group  are  generally   accumulates residual waste that requires disposal. Residual
                    characterised by a high degree of complexity with respect   waste from households in Carinthia is thermally treated at
                    to biodiversity. This relates to all measures concerning the   1,100  degrees  Celsius  at  Kärntner  Restmüllverwertungs
                    supply network as well as to various projects in connection   GmbH  in  Arnoldstein.  Through  this  process,  heat  and
                    with  production  facilities.  In  all  areas,  integrating  the   electricity can be generated from the household waste; the
                    licensing  authorities  responsible  in  a  timely  manner,  as   solid residues – slag and dust – are deposited in a landfill.
                    early  as  the  planning  and  project  development  phase,   The  incineration  of  residual  waste  has  two  further
                    ensures  that  all  environment-related  effects  originating   advantages  over  conventional  landfilling:  emissions
                    from  the  project  are  taken  into  account.  Appropriate   impacting the climate are significantly lower; moreover, less
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