Sustainability report 2020 FINAL - Flipbook - Page 36
Greenhouse gas (GHG) emission management is included in our overall environmental management
process. Results per production site are consolidated into tons of carbon dioxide equivalent (tCO2e) in
both absolute amounts and in terms of intensity (emission per unit of production). Data are gathered and
consolidated monthly centrally from our production sites, forming the basis for monitoring against, and if
necessary corrective actions for, the annual targets. Conversion and emission factors used for the report
were developed in consultation with the Greenhouse Gas Protocol developed by World Resources Institute
(WRI) and the World Business Council for Sustainable Development (WBCSD). As the GHG emissions are
directly related to energy consumption, operational targets are expressed in energy intensity (GJ/t produced).
Further details can be found in this report under “Resource efficiency”.
For this reporting period we have not considered non-production sites (offices, off-site warehousing etc.).
We have initiated steps to include these metrics in future reports, although our expectation is that the
impact on our total emissions will be relatively low.
Scope 1 and scope 2 GHG emissions for FY2020 amounted to 90 191 tCO2e. This represents a 4.2% increase
compared to FY2019 (88 985 tCO2e). The increase results from the addition of the newly acquired Ankleshwar
plant in India (see under “Our history”).
Scope 1 emissions amount to 42 113 tCO2e, representing 47% of the total scope 1 & scope 2 emissions.
Of this amount, 39 091 (93%) is derived from the combustion of natural gas, the remainder consisting
of diesel and heating oil. None of the Archroma sites use coal as a fuel for on-site generation of energy.
Scope 2 emissions amount to 48 078 tCO2e, representing 53% of the total scope 1 & 2 emissions.
Of this amount, 39 725 tCO2e (82%) is derived from purchased electricity, the remaining 8 353 tCO2e from
Our target is to achieve carbon neutrality for scope 1 and scope 2 emissions in 2023, defining intermediate
annual targets to reduce emission levels, and offset any remaining absolute GHG emissions.
Scope 3 emissions have not been calculated or estimated for the reporting period, due to the complexity
of our upstream and downstream supply chains. This will be an area of focus going forward.
For the required fossil fuel based emission factors, we have used the 2019 Defra Greenhouse Gas Emission
Factors, developed by the UK Department for Business, Energy & Industrial Strategy and the UK Department
for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs (Defra). Electricity emissions factors have been determined based
on the data supplied by the respective energy provider.