Scope 1 emissions

What are the emissions of Scope 1?

Le Scope 1 emissions They are direct emissions of GHG that derive from sources owned or controlled by an organization and that make up its Carbon footprint. These emissions are generated by the use of fossil fuels and the release into the atmosphere of greenhouse gases defined by Kyoto Protocol (in alphabetical order):

  • carbon dioxide (CO₂);
  • methane (CH₄);
  • hydrofluorocarbons (HFCs);
  • nitrous oxide (N2O);
  • nitrogen trifluoride (NF³);
  • perfluorocarbons (PCF);
  • sulfur hexafluoride (SF6).

What do Scope 1 emissions include?

Le Scope 1 emissions can be divided into three categories:

  • fixed emissions related to the use of fossil fuels within a plant (such as boilers, emergency generators, combustion turbines, process heaters, incinerators);
  • emissions resulting from fluorinated greenhouse gas losses over the operational life of the equipment (refrigerated transport, industrial refrigeration, cold stores, air conditioning);
  • the emissions deriving from the combustion produced by means of transport owned or leased (company cars, work vehicles, etc.).

How are Scope 1 emissions measured?

The GHG Protocol provides a complete guide that includes all the measurements necessary to measure Scope 1 emissions related to the product or company.

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