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Carbon footprint: scope and methodology

MEASURING CARBON FOOTPRINT OF OUR OWN OPERATIONS

Methodology

  • Greenhouse Gas Protocol Methodology
  • Compliant with ISO 14064 standard
  • Sources of emission factors: emission factors from internationally recognized emission factor databases, ADEME, GHG Protocol, IEA, suppliers specific for electricity, DEFRA

Scope

  • Technical: all greenhouse gases such as carbon dioxide (CO2), methane (CH4), nitrous oxide (N2O), refrigerants (HFCs, PFCs, CFCs) are converted into CO2 equivalents using Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) 100-year global warming potential (GWP) coefficients. This covers all Kyoto gases which are to be reported according to the Greenhouse Gas Protocol 
  • Boundaries: operational (vs. equity) approach, as it better defines the boundaries of influence
  • Geographical scope: all manufacturing and research & development sites (in Belgium, China, Italy, Germany, India, Norway, Taiwan and US) covering in total minimum 85% of the group’s total FTEs

Calculation assumptions

  • CO2e emissions are calculated by the external party CO2Logic
  • Extrapolation of October and November data was applied to the main components of infrastructure & logistics CO2e emissions calculation of full year results
  • CO2e emissions from logistics are only covering Barco paid transport
  • Emissions from own vehicles only cover Belgium and Germany as the other sites in scope have very few own vehicles and are therefore immaterial in view of the full scope

Baseline

  • For targets and performance comparison, Barco selects FY 2015 as a baseline

MEASURING OUR CARBON FOOTPRINT RELATED TO PRODUCT USE EMISSIONS

Methodology

  • Greenhouse Gas Protocol Methodology
    Formula to be used: ∑ (total lifetime expected uses of product × number sold in reporting period × electricity consumed per use (kWh) × emission factor for electricity (kg CO2e/kWh))

Scope

  • Emissions based solely on the energy consumption of the product (excluding the embodied energy of components, end-of-life emissions, etc.)
  • Approx. 99% of the products covered (in terms of sales volume)