28 November, 2018

Carbon Footprint – Organization

The greatest environmental impact is from business travel

The environmental impact from AP6’s own organization is low. The greatest impact comes from business travel, which is responsible for 90 percent of the carbon dioxide emissions from the organization’s own activities. AP6’s instructions for business travel are that it should be done in a way that has the lowest possible environmental impact. Also, rail or video conferencing should be used instead of air travel, whenever possible. Because the scope of AP6’s international collaborations has increased, its employees have also taken more international flights for business purposes. AP6’s total carbon dioxide emissions have thus increased. Domestic air travel is, however, at approximately the same level as in the past. AP6 engages in compensation measures its carbon dioxide emissions.



*The calculation includes direct emissions (Scope 1), indirect emissions 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 Protocol (GHG), an international standard for calculating and reporting carbon emissions. The calculation for 2017 has undergone a third-party audit, which has verified that it is in accordance with GHG.