Your business has three types of greenhouse gas emissions.
- Scope 1
– Burning natural gas, LPG, heating oil in your building; for space heating, domestic hot water, industrial processes
– Burning transport fuels such as diesel and petrol in vehicles that your business owns.
- Scope 2
– Is mainly from energy that you buy; e.g. electricity from the grid; heating or cooling from a district energy system.
- Scope 3
– Is emissions that you do not cause directly, but which arise from actions in your value chain. The goods and services that you buy in, have scope 3 emissions. Remote working and staff travel are also examples of scope 3 emissions.
- Scope 1
Scope 3 emissions are easy to overlook. I can help you to understand and measure your scope 1, 2, and 3 emissions. Most importantly, I can help you to develop a strategy to manage and reduce your emissions. There is no point understanding your “carbon footprint” for the sake of it.
Consumers want to buy goods and services from businesses that are ethical and sustainable. Understanding and measuring your scope 1, 2, and 3 emissions means you can prove to your customers that you are serious about greening your business.
If you need my help in reducing your business greenhouse gas emissions, please contact me now.
Photo – me helping a business with their scope 1, 2, 3 emissions (credit – Richard Beard).