What are Scope 1 emissions?
Scope 1 emissions are direct emissions that include greenhouse gases (GHG) that arise from the combustion of fuels owned or controlled by the reporting organisation. Examples can be on-site combustion, organisation-owned fossil-fuel power plants or the emissions from the company fleet.
What is included in Scope 1 emissions?
Scope 1 emissions can be divided into three categories:
- Stationary combustion of fossil fuels at a facility (such as boiler, combustion turbines, process heaters, incinerators)
- Fugitive Emissions, which result from leaks of greenhouse gases over the operational lifetime of the equipment (refrigerated transport, industrial process refrigeration, cold storage warehouses, mobile air conditioning)
- Mobile combustion of owned or leased mobile sources (on-road vehicles, non-road vehicles (mobile machinery)
How to measure Scope 1 emissions?
The GHG Protocol provides a thorough guidance which includes all necessary steps to measure the Scope 1 emissions that are related to your product or corporation.