(G4-EC2, G4-EN3, G4-EN4, G4-EN5, G4-EN6, G4-EN7, G4-EN15, G4-EN16, G4-EN17 G4-EN18, G4-EN19, G4-EN20, G4-EN21, EN30)
We recognize that climate change poses a risk to people’s health and quality of life, as well as generating negative and irreversible impacts on biodiversity. For this reason, we identified and quantified our greenhouse gas emissions (GHG) with the objective of disseminating to our stakeholders our commitment to climate change mitigation. In 2016, we completed five consecutive years of our GEI inventory for our operations in Mexico.
The methodology we used for the quantification of emissions is based on the “GHG Protocol Corporate Accounting and Reporting Standard”, issued by the World Resources Institute (WRI, for its acronym in English) and the World Business Council for Sustainable Development (WBCSD, for its acronym in English). We also align our calculations to the agreement of the Ministry of the Environment and Natural Resources (SEMARNAT) that establishes the technical particularities and formulas for the application of methodologies for calculating GHG emissions, issued in the Official Gazette of the Federation.
The following three categories were considered for the measurement of Carbon Footprint: Scope 1 emissions, Scope 2 emissions and total emissions. The first category refers to the emissions associated with the consumption of diesel, gasoline and LP gas; the second refers to the consumption of electrical energy; and the third, to the sum of the first two categories.
This year, our Carbon Footprint was 1,654.79 tons of CO2e, representing a reduction of 14% compared to 2015. The business unit that most contributed to the total emissions was the Distribution Center (CEDIS) with 66% of them, the rest of the emissions were issued by the Corporate Offices.
Total emissions of Genomma Lab broken down by categories, in tons of CO2e*
*For the calculation of Scope 2 emissions, the emission factor for the year 2015 was used, due to the fact that at the time of writing this report the factor for 2016 had not been updated by the corresponding authorities.
If we analyze only the CEDIS emissions for 2016, it will be noticed that total emissions decreased by 15% over last year, while emissions from electricity consumption decreased by 31%. On the other hand, the Corporate Offices showed a decrease of 12% in their total emissions compared to 2015, as well as a reduction of 95 tons of CO2e derived from fuel consumption.
Scope 1 emissions (diesel, gasoline and LP gas), in tons of CO2e
Scope 2 emissions (electrical energy), in tons of CO2e
The consumption of fuels from mobile sources is mainly associated with the gasoline used to transport our associates to their workplaces. One of the mitigation actions that we implemented is to motivate our employees to use less their particular vehicle, providing transportation to our facilities in Samara and to the CEDIS Distribution Center
The following is a breakdown of the information on fossil fuel consumption and electricity in 2016: