Quadrint has measured and established our greenhouse gas emissions for calendar year 2022, in accordance with the Greenhouse Gas Protocol Corporate Accounting and Reporting Standard. Our report is now publicly available here: Quadrint GHG Summary Report 2022.
Our reporting is part of a new initiative by the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Center for Corporate Climate Leadership to address the growing interest of low emitters in reducing the risks of climate change. Measuring and reporting our current greenhouse gas emissions is the first step to establishing reduction targets that will save money, improve productivity, and lower greenhouse gas emissions.
The EPA defines three scopes for emissions. Quadrint’s emissions fall into Scopes 2 and 3.
- Scope 1: Emissions from sources that the organization owns or controls, like natural gas-fired boilers or vehicle fleets. These are also called direct emissions.
- Scope 2: Emissions that are a consequence of the operations of the organization but occur at sources owned or controlled by another organization, most typically electricity, heat, or steam. These are also called indirect emissions.
- Scope 3: Indirect emissions that are not covered in scope 1 or 2, including business travel, employee commuting, and product transport. Guidance on identifying and quantifying scope 3 emissions and identifying possible advantages of reporting them, is provided in the calculator.
(Source: Simplified Guide to Greenhouse Gas Management for Organizations, EPA, August 2022)
Quadrint is committed to reduce our impact on the climate and will establish annual reduction targets beginning in 2023.