28 November, 2018

Carbon Footprint – Organization

The greatest environmental impact is from business travel

The environmental impact from own operations is low. Business travel has the biggest impact, representing 88 % of AP6‘s own carbon dioxide emissions. The mode of transport must have the lowest possible environmental impact. Train and video conferencing should be used instead of flights, whenever possible. AP6 is increasing its international collaboration. Nevertheless, it managed to significantly lower its amount of domestic and international air travel, and thus its carbon emissions, in 2018. AP6 offsets the organization’s emissions through carbon offsetting.

 

 

*The calculation includes direct emissions (Scope 1), indirect emis-sions from purchased electricity, heating and cooling (Scope 2) and indirect emissions from business travel and commuting (Scope 3). The calculation is based on the Greenhouse Gas (GHG) Protocol, an international standard for calculating and reporting carbon emissions. Calculations do not include the added impact from high altitude emissions. A rough estimate is that the impact from high altitude emissions adds an approximate 30 tons of carbon emissions. Carbon emissions from investments (Scope 3) are reported separately – see Carbon Footprint – Portfolio.