Our environmental impact

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Q-Park is a large consumer of electricity, both for lighting and operational equipment, and for charging electric cars.

We have an energy-saving programme to take measures to reduce consumption as well as our CO2 footprint.

We express this footprint in terms of the CO2 emissions per parking space in an owned or long-leased parking facility.

What we have achieved

The Q-Park energy-saving programme is demonstrating clear benefits – in financial terms as well as in our environmental impact. We procure our energy on a larger scale by means of a central purchasing policy and have operational action plans to consume fewer kWh ourselves.

CO2 footprint per parking space per type of structure

Our average CO2 footprint per parking space in owned or long-leased facilities decreased from an average of 149 kg in 2016 to 140 kg per space in 2017, which is mostly due to more efficient operations and lighting installations. A comparison of emissions data per parking facility type is not possible as the data collection method and categorisation of the parking facilities in 2017 differs from previous years.


Our car fleet is slowly changing and becoming more sustainable as we replace petrol cars with hybrid and electric cars.

For example, the number of electric cars in the fleet rose to 70 (in 2016 we had 57), and in operations in the Netherlands, Ireland and Finland we deployed more electric cars. However, we also have more petrol vehicles as more team leaders in the Netherlands are now entitled to a company ca. In Germany petrol cars are now preferred due to the negative image surrounding diesel vehicles in the country.

Our fleet is becoming more sustainable

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The number of flights increased again in 2017, by 18 percent. It is our objective is to reduce travel and the number of one-way flights in particular. Wherever possible we conduct meetings by telephone or Skype and we have conference call facilities in many of our meeting rooms. However, air travel increased in some regions during 2017 for various reasons:

  • In France, due to new business in Toulon.
  • In the UK and Ireland due to increased collaboration between the countries and the West Region roll out.
  • In Norway and Finland due to more meetings nationally and internationally.

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