Understanding your emissions:
What are Scope 2 emissions?
Scope 2 emissions are indirect emissions resulting from an organization’s purchased energy, such as electricity, heat and steam. Some examples of scope 2 emissions include:
- Purchased electricity, used to power lights, machines, and heating systems
- Steam used in industrial processes
What are the benefits of accounting for scope 2 emissions?
The benefits of accounting for scope 2 emissions are similar to those for scopes 1 and 3. They include:
Stakeholder relation improvements
Since scope 2 emissions are an integral part of an organization’s footprint, accounting for them ensures a more thorough and robust review.
How do you reduce scope 2 emissions?
There are several ways to reduce your scope 2 emissions, though they may not be as straightforward as scope 1 reduction methods because scope 2 is not directly controlled by the reporting organization.
However, you can reduce energy consumption by improving the energy efficiency of your buildings and operations.