Understanding scopes and carbon footprint

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What is a carbon footprint?

A business's carbon footprint is the total amount of greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions, including direct and indirect emissions, produced by the business's activities, operations, and value chain. It encompasses emissions from sources such as energy consumption, transportation, manufacturing processes, and the supply chain.

Direct & indirect emissions summary

  • Direct emissions

    Generated from sources that an organization (or person) directly controls, such as burning fossil fuels for heating or transportation.

  • Indirect emissions

    Generated from sources that an organization (or person) directly controls, such as burning fossil fuels for heating or transportation.

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Understanding Scopes 1, 2 and 3

  • Scope 1 emissions

    The direct greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions generated from sources that are owned or controlled by an organization.

  • Scope 2 emissions

    Indirect GHG emissions resulting from the consumption of purchased electricity, heat, or steam by an organization.

  • Scope 3 emissions

    Indirect ghg emissions that occur as a result of an organization's activities but are outside it’s operational boundaries.

What can you do next?

Offset your high-level footprint

Compensate emissions by investing in projects that reduce greenhouse gases or promote sustainable practices.

Reduce your footprint

Conserve energy, use renewables, recycle, reduce waste, and adopt sustainable practices.