GREENHOUSE GAS (GHG) REPORT
Greenhouse Gas Report (Carbon Footprint)
The carbon footprint represents the total volume of greenhouse gases (GG) resulting from everyday economic and human activity. Knowing the carbon footprint of an activity, which is measured in tons of CO2 emissions, is important when it comes to taking measures and launching initiatives to reduce it to the lowest possible level. It all starts with what each individual does every day.
In Iberdrola, the emissions accounting is based on international standards, such as the GHG (Protocol Corporate Accounting and Reporting Standard) and ISO 14064-1: 2012 (UNE).
SCOPE 1. DIRECT EMISSIONS
Direct emissions come from sources owned or controlled by the Company. These include emissions associated with:
- Emissions from energy generation (fuel consumption).
- Other emissions due to combustion (CH4 and N2O).
- Emissions from gas storage (due to fuel consumption).
- Fugitive emissions (CH4) (gas storage and transmission).
- Fugitive emissions (SF6).
- Fugitive emissions of refrigerant gases (CFCs).
- Emissions in buildings (fuel consumption).
- Emissions from mobile combustion (fleet cars).
SCOPE 2. INDIRECT EMISSIONS
These include emissions from the generation of electricity acquired and consumed by the company:
- Electricity consumption for auxiliary systems during stoppages and pumping.
- Electricity consumption in buildings.
- Due to grid losses.
SCOPE 3. OTHER INDIRECT EMISSIONS
These are all other indirect emissions that result from the Company's activities but the sources of which are not owned or controlled by the Company:
- Employee business trips.
- Associated with the transport of employees from their residence to their place of work.
- Associated with the supplier chain.
- Associated with electricity purchased for sale to end users.
- Associated with the sale of gas to end customer (combustion).
- Well To Tank (WTT) emissions of the fuels consumed.
- Emissions associated with power generated for third parties.
INTERACTIVE GHG INVENTORY
Here you can consult the main environmental indicators in the new digital greenhouse gas emissions inventory for the Iberdrola group by selecting the country, technology or year you wish to see the data for. For more complete information, download our GHG report in pdf format below.
PREVIOUS GREENHOUSE GAS EMISSION REPORTS
Iberdrola's inventory of greenhouse gas emissions is published annually, and documents from previous years are publicly available.
Since 2008, Iberdrola has verified its greenhouse gas emissions inventory with AENOR, in accordance with the UNE ISO 14064-1:2012 standard, including direct and indirect emissions from all its activities.
CERTIFICATION FROM THE NATIONAL CARBON FOOTPRINT REGISTRY
Iberdrola is registered in the National Registry for Carbon Footprints and Compensation and Carbon Dioxide Absorption Projects of the Spanish Ministry for Ecological Transition and Demographic Challenge in the CALCULATION and REDUCTION categories. This seal was created with a double purpose: on the one hand, it makes it easier for organisations to prove their participation in the registry, and on the other hand, it reflects the degree of effort undertaken by such organisations in the fight against climate change.
Almost 1,600 organisations have been included in this registry since its inception. Since 2012, Iberdrola has registered its carbon footprint annually, being the first utility to do so, thus demonstrating its commitment and leadership in the fight against climate change and achieving goal 13 of the Sustainable Development Goals.
GOLDEN SEAL FOR ITS TRANSPARENCY IN THE GREENHOUS GAS INVENTORY
Neoenergia**, Iberdrola's Brazilian subsidiary, has received the Golden Seal for transparency in preparing its Greenhouse Gas Inventory, where it identifies the necessary opportunities and strategies to achieve the goal of neutralising carbon emissions by 2050. The study was carried out following the Brazilian GEI Protocol Programme, which encompasses the energy produced by Neoenergia with renewable sources (wind and hydroelectric) and deregulated fossil fuel generation (thermal), as well as electricity transport and distribution through its grid system.
(*)In its emissions inventory, Iberdrola has incorporated the emissions from the plants it operates in Mexico under Scope 3 emissions as Independent Energy Producer (IEP). It has done this on the understanding that Iberdrola does not have operational control over these plants, since it is the CFE that is responsible for making decisions on the dispatch and entry into operation, or not, of these plants.
(**)Neoenergia, S.A. is 50 % + 1 share indirectly owned by Iberdrola, S.A.