FIS Sustainability Champion Flavie Lowres spoke to two FIS members about what approaches they have taken to reduce their emissions as set out in the Green House Gas (GHG) Protocol.
In previous issues, SpecFinish has covered why it was important for organisations to start measuring and reducing their carbon emissions. In the May issue on page we looked at how emissions had been grouped under the definition of scope one, two and three as set out in the Green House Gas (GHG) Protocol. The GHG Protocol basically separates emissions from direct emissions (scope one e.g. the burning of fuel in a furnace on site), indirect emissions from energy (scope two e.g. the use of grid electricity) and all other indirect emissions (scope three e.g. emissions other than emissions that are a consequence of the organisation’s actions). The GHG Protocol then helps categorise scope three into 15 sub-categories including: purchased goods and services,
waste generated in operations, capital goods, business travel, employee commuting and end of life treatment of sold products. This is a useful approach to help identify and prioritise effort.
In this article, SpecFinish approached two FIS members, Willmott Dixon and Etex, to understand their approaches to reducing their emissions.