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Indirect, Upstream/Downstream Sources Not Owned or Controlled by the Company

REFERENCE
E1.3.1 (optional)
CATEGORY
GHG Emissions
METRIC
Scope 3 Emissions
UNIT
Tonnes of carbon dioxide equivalent (tCO2e)

Definition

This metric tracks the mass of Scope 3 Emissions attributable to the company, reported in metric tons (t) of carbon dioxide (CO2) equivalent (e) in the last calendar year.

Expanded Definition

GHG Protocol specifies that Scope 3 emissions represent “all other indirect emissions. Scope 3 emissions are a consequence of the activities of the company but occur from sources not owned or controlled by the company. Some examples of scope 3 activities are extraction and production of purchased materials; transportation of purchased fuels; and use of sold products and services.”

GHG Protocol provides tools, step by-step guidance, and electronic worksheets to help users calculate GHG emissions from specific sources or industries.