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Ambius collaborated with the sustainability team at Deloitte to measure Ambius's carbon footprint in our Europe, North America and South Africa businesses in 2010.
Using internationally-certified protocols (ISO 14064-1: 2006 and the World Resources Institute Greenhouse Gas Protocol (revised) - WRIGHG), we measured all of our scope 1 (direct, e.g. vehicle fuel and natural gas) and scope 2 (indirect, e.g. grid electricity) greenhouse gas emissions, together with greenhouse gas emissions associated with our waste disposal, paper consumption and airline travel.
Companies report GHG emissions from sources they own or control as:
These direct Greenhouse gas emissions are principally the result of the following types of activities undertaken by the company.
Indirect emissions generated as a direct consequence of business activities.
The other indirect emissions that are "a consequence of the activities of the institution, but occur from sources not owned or controlled by the institution". This is optional, as our Scope 3 emissions would be scope 1 or 2 emissions for the generators of the emissions. However, Ambius elected to include the following in its carbon footprint analysis:
The footprint measurement must cover the six gases identified in the Kyoto protocol: CO2, SF6, CH4, N2O, HFCs and PFCs) and emissions should be calculated for a one-year period (period to be clearly stated). The greenhouse gas effect of each gas will be converted to CO2e (carbon dioxide equivalents).