Since 2010, we have been reporting on our Scope 1 and 2 emissions plus our Scope 3 emissions related to logistics and travel (see box). Our reporting has been based on a simplified version of the principles outlined in the Greenhouse Gas Protocol www.ghgprotocol.org. In 2019, we initiated a project together with external consultants, Klimakost/Asplan Viak and Material Economics, to assess emissions in reporting on scope 1, 2 and 3. https://laerdal.com/globalassets/images--blocks/themed-images--blocks/sustainability/klimakost-report-on-laerdal-june-2020.pdf
Evaluating all three scopes gives the total CO2 equivalent (CO2e) emissions relevant for the company’s accountabilities. This represents a major shift and stems from a growing realization that a large portion of our CO2e emissions originates in our value chain but is nevertheless impacted by our decisions. If we want to change those decisions, we need to know their impact.
We have in our screening process learned about alternative reporting methodologies that will enable us to estimate our total CO2e emissions. By combining two these, we can see the full picture of the emissions from operations, a quantification of CO2e emissions from materials, and the impact of different decarboni-zation initiatives. Moving forward, we will use 2019 as our base-line being the first year we implemented the new methodology.