Scopes 1, 2, and 3 of Carbon Emissions

Scopes 1, 2, and 3 of Carbon Emissions

Jun 30, 2021

The Greenhouse Gas (GHG) Protocol Corporate Standard classifies a company’s GHG emissions into three ‘scopes.’ Scope 1 emissions are direct emissions from owned or controlled sources. Scope 2 emissions are indirect emissions from the generation of purchased energy. Scope 3 emissions are all indirect emissions (not included in Scope 2) that occur in the value chain of the reporting company, including both upstream and downstream emissions. Source: Greenhouse Gas Protocol. 2021.

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