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GHG Protocol: Scope 1 Emissions

Learn about the GHG Protocol Scope 1 Emissions and understand the what are the four categories under Scope 1.

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Written by Robin Sigl
Updated over a week ago

Scope 1 โ€“ Direct emissions

Three scopes are defined in the GHG protocol to clearly set emission calculation boundaries. Scope 1 assesses your companyโ€™s direct GHG emissions, which are owned or controlled by the company. Scope 1 is one of the minimum requirements to report on ๐Ÿ“.

There are four main categories under Scope 1 emissions.

  1. Stationary combustion sources.

    For example, GHG emissions are produced by on-site heating sources, such as incinerators, furnaces, boilers, or turbines, when generating steam, electricity, or heat.

  2. Mobile combustion sources.

    These are, for example, GHG emissions stemming from controlled (leased) or owned vehicles and other mobile sources running on fuel. Electric vehicles are an exception, as they need to be included in Scope 2.

  3. Fugitive emissions sources.

    For example, leaked gases from air conditioning, refrigeration, equipment, transportation of gas, etc.

  4. Process emissions sources.

    These are emissions generated during owned or controlled manufacturing and other industrial processes of materials and chemicals.

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