Your customer has requested your CO2e Scope 1 and Scope 2 emissions, as defined in the GHG Protocol.
CO2e stands for Carbon Dioxide Equivalents, and is a standard unit for measuring carbon footprints. CO2e expresses emissions across the six greenhouse gases defined by the Kyoto Protocol; Carbon dioxide (CO2), methane (CH4), nitrous oxide (N2o), hydrofluorocarbons (HFCs), perflourocarbons (PFCs) and sulphur hexafluoride (SF6).
Scope 1 emissions are the greenhouse gases produced directly from sources that are owned or controlled by your company – for example, from the combustion of fuel in vehicles, boilers and furnaces.
Scope 2 emissions are the indirect greenhouse gases resulting from the generation of electricity, heating and cooling, and steam off site but purchased by the entity. Most electricity and gas bills include the CO2e emissions but if a figure isn’t included it is easily calculated using the electricity usage and the applicable factor.
For businesses calculating carbon emissions for the first time, there are many online sources to guide you through the process. We recommend you visit the GHG Protocol website, which provides links to external sites for guidance. Please email firstname.lastname@example.org if you would like further assistance on calculating carbon emissions in response to your customer request.
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March 12th, 2014