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Measure, Reduce & Eliminate Scope 1 & 2 Emissions

Scope 1 & 2 Emissions Explained

There’s an increasing need for businesses to reduce their carbon emissions, and for many already, reporting Scope 1 & 2 emissions has become mandatory. This is due to SECR compliance and the introduction of the Task Force on Climate-related Financial Disclosure (TCFD), due to roll out by 2022.

And for all businesses looking to become more sustainable and work towards net zero, understanding Scope 1 & Scope 2 emissions, and how to reduce and eliminate them is an ideal starting point.

These emissions are in relation to systems/processes that are in reasonable control of your business.

Scope 1 are from a businesses company owned assets, think your company facilities and vehicles – these are known as your direct emissions.

Scope 2 are the indirect emissions caused from the purchase of power, steam, heating and/or cooling in order to run your operations.

Benefits of knowing and reporting on your Scope 1 & 2 emissions include:

  • Lower energy and resource costs
  • Improve transparency with stakeholders
  • Increase brand reputation
  • Positive engagement with employees and consumers

Getting to grips with Scope 1 & Scope 2 emissions is critical for an effective carbon reduction strategy. Discover how your business can work towards carbon net zero, get in touch with one of our experts today.

  • Author: Antonia Cheng, Energy Analyst & Conor Howard, Energy Analyst

  • Creative: Robyn Miller, Marketing Manager

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