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Our carbon footprint is measured and reported annually. It calculates the amount of greenhouse gases we produce as a company.
Our carbon footprint is made up of three different scopes, depending on the source of the carbon emissions:
Scope 1: Emissions from gas, oil, onsite fuel consumption and refrigerant gas losses
Scope 2: Emissions from electricity consumption
Scope 3: Emissions from employee commuting, business-related travel and waste and water treatment
|122,321 tCO2e*||123,512 tCO2e||116,494 tCO2e||121,261 tCO2e||114,426 tCO2e|
*tCO2e – carbon dioxide equivalent, all greenhouse gases are converted into carbon dioxide equivalent for standardised measurement.
Our Environmental Management System – implemented during the past five years – has helped us to reduce our carbon footprint and improve our overall carbon emission performance. It will continue to set challenging targets for further improvements in energy efficiency and site infrastructure.
The rise in ‘scope 1’ emissions during 2012 was largely due to impact of running our old and new boiler houses at the same time during the commissioning of the new one. The benefit of the new boiler house is now evident in the chart above.
Our ‘scope 3’ increase is due to a general increase in site operations resulting in more business travel, deliveries and waste management.
We publish our carbon emissions annually through The Carbon Disclosure Project – an independent, not-for-profit organisation that encourages greenhouse gas emission reduction. It’s a great way for us to demonstrate best practice and transparency. Each year, thousands of companies from all over the world submit annual returns, like ours, to the Carbon Disclosure Project, which in turn analyses the data and produces trend and performance reports on chosen themes.