In order to limit global warming to below 2 degrees Celsius in the long term, greenhouse gas emissions must be reduced by 80 to 95 percent by 2050 compared to the base year 1990. Companies in particular are encouraged to reduce CO2 emissions, as they contribute significantly to climate change.
The GHG Protocol (Greenhouse Gas Protocol) is a common standard for recording and reporting greenhouse gas emissions, according to which all direct and indirect emissions can be recorded. Scope 1 describes all direct emissions, even those generated by combustion in our own facilities. Scope 2 covers all emissions caused by purchased electricity, steam, heat and cooling. Scope 3 takes into account all indirect emissions that occur in the upstream and downstream value chain.
Recording indirect emissions as the greatest lever in the climate balance
Scope 3 emissions are particularly difficult for companies to record, as these emissions do not occur directly within the company. However, it is precisely in the downstream value chain that companies can achieve differentiation effects and long-term competitive advantages, as experience shows that this is where the greatest levers for reducing greenhouse gas emissions lie.
We support you in recording your emissions and analyzing them with the help of e.g. business intelligence tools. In the next step, potential savings are identified and relevant measures derived. We help you to develop your own personal climate strategy in order to make your company’s activities CO2-neutral in the long term.