GHG Protocol: Scope 2 Emissions

Learn and understand the GHG Protocol Scope 2 Emissions.

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Written by Robin Sigl
Updated over a week ago

Scope 2 – Indirect emissions (Owned)

Three scopes are defined in the GHG protocol to clearly set emission calculation boundaries. Scope 2 assesses your company’s owned or controlled indirect GHG emissions, that originate from the energy that the company purchased from a utility provider as an end-user, and consumed. Scope 2 is one of the minimum requirements to report on.

There is one main category under Scope 2 emissions, which is the purchased energy.

GHG emissions from purchased energy are to be measured under Scope 2 because even though the company is responsible for the energy usage, the gases are not physically emitted on the company’s own site, but at the utility provider’s location 📌.

Sources of purchased energy can be:

  • Electricity

  • Steam

  • Heat

  • Cooling

Measuring and tracking your company’s Scope 2 emissions can assist you to be aware of your purchased electricity emissions, and create a more positive impact by lowering these emissions.

How BeCause can help 💜

At BeCause, we can help you with matchmaking with companies that are experts in the field of GHG emissions calculation and offsetting, so you get the right guidance you need. If you would like us to set you up with a solution provider, contact us here.


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