Scope – when reporting emissions we talk about scopes to separate what is controlled and what isn’t controlled by a business. Just because it’s not in your control it is a service that you use and therefore contribute to your overall footprint.
Scope 1 (direct emissions) emissions are those from activities owned or controlled by your organisation. Examples of Scope 1 emissions include emissions from combustion of owned or controlled boilers, vehicles, etc.
Scope 2 (energy indirect) emissions are those released into the atmosphere that are associated with your consumption of purchased electricity, heat, steam and cooling. These indirect emissions are a consequence of your organisation’s energy use, but occur at sources you do not own or control.
Scope 3 (other indirect) emissions are a consequence of your actions that occur at sources you do not own or control and are not classed as Scope 2 emissions. Examples of Scope 3 emissions are business travel by means not owned or controlled by your organisation, waste disposal, and materials or fuels your organisation purchases.