Unified Metrics Library - GHG emissions - Scope 3
Upstream scope 3 emissions include:
- Purchased goods and services
- Capital goods
- Fuel- and energy-related activities (not included in scope 1 or scope 2)
- Upstream transportation and distribution
- Waste generated in operations
- Business travel
- Employee commuting
- Upstream leased assets
Downstream scope 3 emissions include:
- Downstream transportation and distribution
- Processing of sold products
- Use of sold products
- End-of-life treatment of sold products
- Downstream leased assets
EU regulation 2018/842, Article 3. Definitions. (1).
Scope 3 Greenhouse gas emissions
EU regulation 2016/1011. Annex III. (1) (e) (iii).
GHG Protocol. Page 27
The company is a global clothing retailer that produces and sells clothing. Its Scope 3 emissions include emissions associated with the entire lifecycle of its products, from the extraction of raw materials to manufacturing, transportation, consumer use, and end-of-life disposal. These emissions may include:
Raw Material Extraction: Emissions from mining and processing raw materials like cotton, wool, or synthetic fibers - 10 000 Tonnes CO2e.
Manufacturing: Emissions from the energy-intensive processes in clothing manufacturing, as well as emissions from chemicals used in the dyeing and finishing of textiles - 10 000 Tonnes CO2e.
Transportation: Emissions from transporting clothing materials and finished products from suppliers to manufacturers, distribution centers, and retail stores - 10 000 Tonnes CO2e.
Consumer Use: Emissions from the energy used by customers to wash, dry, and care for the clothing over its lifespan - 10 000 Tonnes CO2e.
End-of-Life Disposal: Emissions from the disposal of clothing, such as when it's incinerated or sent to landfills, contributing to methane emissions - 10 000 Tonnes CO2e.
The company scope 3 represents a total of 50 000 Tonnes of CO2e for this year.