Understanding scopes and carbon footprint
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.
Measuring and managing a business's carbon footprint is essential for identifying opportunities to reduce emissions and improve environmental sustainability.
Direct & indirect emissions summary
Understanding Scopes 1, 2 and 3
They primarily include burning fossil fuels on-site for heating, electricity generation, or process heat, as well as operating company-owned vehicles.
These emissions occur outside the organisation's direct operational control but are associated with the organisation's activities.
They are associated with the entire value chain of the organization, including suppliers, customers, and other stakeholders.
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.