What does all this emission scope jargon actually mean?
You’ve probably all seen the news about emissions reporting and breathed a sigh of relief if your company doesn’t need to comply. Nonetheless, we know some of you are wondering what the scope jargon actually means?
Why is it all so important to everyone?
Carbon emissions are responsible for 81% of overall GHG emissions and businesses are responsible for the vast majority of them. The rest of GHG emissions are methane (10%), nitrous oxide (7%) and fluorinated gases (3%). As more and more businesses will be required to report their emissions over the coming years, we thought we’d put together a list of the most common words and phrases.
The 15 categories are split into 8 Upstream and 7 Downstream activities
Over the next few weeks, we’ll go through different Scope 3 subcategories to give more in-depth information in order to help businesses understand what they are required to report on. In the meantime, this useful graphic from ghgprotocol.org helps to explain it better.
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