The role of Scope 2 emissions
Depending on the industry, Scope 2 emissions can be a significant source of greenhouse gases. They arise from energy production and the combustion of fossil fuels, particularly for electricity and heat generation. Companies need to consider Scope 2 emissions when calculating their corporate carbon footprint and adjust their energy procurement practices accordingly.
More and more companies are also looking at the carbon footprint of their value chains (Scope 3) and are making efforts to reduce their suppliers' direct and indirect emissions (i.e. their Scope 1 and 2 emissions).