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Direct greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions (Scope 1) (G4-EN15-a)

What is the amount of greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions (in tonnes of CO2 equivalent) that the organization is directly responsible for?
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EI du Pont de Nemours+Image
EI du Pont de Nemours
Delaware (United States)
4.24T
tonnes CO2 equivalent 2014
Advanced Micro Devices, Inc. (AMD)+image
Advanced Micro Devices, Inc. (AMD)
California (United States)
55.1B
tonnes CO2 equivalent 2014
Jindal Steel and Power Limited+image
Jindal Steel and Power Limited
India
2.91B
tonnes CO2 equivalent 2014
Eskom+Image
Eskom
South Africa
211M
tonnes CO2 equivalent 2017
ArcelorMittal+image
ArcelorMittal
Netherlands
176M
tonnes CO2 equivalent 2015
Sinopec-China Petroleum & Chemical+image
Sinopec-China Petroleum & Chemical
123M
tonnes CO2 equivalent 2017
Deutsche Post DHL+image
Deutsche Post DHL
114M
tonnes CO2 equivalent 2017
Enel+image
Enel
Italy
106M
tonnes CO2 equivalent 2016
NRG Energy+image
NRG Energy
New Jersey (United States)
103M
tonnes CO2 equivalent 2014
Petrobras+image
Petrobras
79.1M
tonnes CO2 equivalent 2014
Rosneft+image
Rosneft
Russia
76.9M
tonnes CO2 equivalent 2016
Shell Midstream Partners LP
Netherlands
70M
tonnes CO2 equivalent 2016
Royal Dutch Shell plc+image
Royal Dutch Shell plc
United Kingdom
70M
tonnes CO2 equivalent 2016
Chevron Corporation+image
Chevron Corporation
California (United States)
63M
tonnes CO2 equivalent 2017
PEMEX Petroleos Mexicanos+Image
PEMEX Petroleos Mexicanos
Mexico
57.9M
tonnes CO2 equivalent 2016
Vedanta Resources plc+image
Vedanta Resources plc
United Kingdom
51.9M
tonnes CO2 equivalent 2017
BP plc.+image
BP plc.
United Kingdom
50.5M
tonnes CO2 equivalent 2017
NextEra Energy+image
NextEra Energy
Florida (United States)
47.8M
tonnes CO2 equivalent 2014
Eni+image
Eni
Italy
40.1M
tonnes CO2 equivalent 2016
Total S.A.+image
Total S.A.
France
36M
tonnes CO2 equivalent 2017

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About

This metric is based on the Global Reporting Initiative (GRI) G4 Guidelines. It covers one of the requirements of Indicator G4-EN15 – ‘Direct– greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions (Scope 1)’.

GHG emissions are a major contributor to climate change and are governed by the United Nations (UN) ‘United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change’ and the subsequent UN ‘Kyoto Protocol’. Some GHGs, including methane (CH4), are also air pollutants that have significant adverse impacts on ecosystems, air quality, agriculture, and human and animal health. As a result, different national and international regulations and incentive systems (such as tradable emission permits) aim to control the volume, and reward the reduction of GHG emissions.

Direct (Scope 1) GHG emissions come from sources (physical units or processes that release GHG into the atmosphere) that are owned or controlled by the organization. This indicator covers the disclosure of the direct (Scope 1) GHG emissions, in CO2 equivalents, of the GHGs covered by the UN ‘Kyoto Protocol’ and the World Resources Institute (WRI) and World Business Council for Sustainable Development (WBCSD) ‘GHG Protocol Corporate Accounting and Reporting Standard’:

  • Carbon dioxide (CO2)
  • Methane (CH4)
  • Nitrous oxide (N2O)
  • Hydrofluorocarbons (HFCs)
  • Perfluorocarbons (PFCs)
  • Sulphur hexafluoride (SF6)
  • Nitrogen trifluoride (NF3
Methodology

 

This metric is looking for the total direct (scope 1) greenhouse gas emissions in metric tonnes of CO2 equivalent:

For WikiRate researchers:

Companies who align reports to GRI’s Sustainability Reporting Standards often include a GRI Content Index or Annex where GRI disclosures, with GRI codes, are listed.

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Global Reporting Initiative compliance guidance for companies:

To calculate direct greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions (Scope 1) - G4-EN15-a:

  • Identify direct emissions of GHGs from sources owned or controlled by the organization, including generation of electricity, heating, cooling and steam, physical or chemical processing, transportation of materials, products, waste, employees, and passengers, and fugitive emissions. Biogenic CO2 emissions are not added to this calculation

  • Calculate the organization’s gross direct GHG emissions using relevant global warming potential (GWP) rates, in CO2 equivalents, during the reporting period, using the sources identified. Exclude any GHG trades, such as purchases, sales, or transfers of offsets or allowances

Reporting on this Indicator should include the following contextual information as a comment to the metric value:

  • G4-EN15-b: Report gases included in the calculation (whether CO2, CH4, N2O, HFCs, PFCs, SF6, NF3, or all).

  • G4-EN15-d: Report the chosen base year, the rationale for choosing the base year, emissions in the base year, and the context for any significant changes in emissions that triggered recalculations of base year emissions.

  • G4-EN15-e: Report standards, methodologies, and assumptions used.

  • G4-EN15-f: Report the source of the emission factors used and the global warming potential (GWP) rates used or a reference to the GWP source.

  • G4-EN15-g: Report the chosen consolidation approach for emissions (equity share, financial control, operational control).

Biogenic CO2 emissions should not be added to the total direct (Scope 1) GHG emissions, they are reported as part of G4-EN15-c and would reflect a different metric.

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