GREENHOUSE GAS (GHG) REPORT

External certification

In June 2020, AENOR performed the eleventh consecutive annual check of Iberdrola's inventory of greenhouse gas emissions [PDF], as per standard UNE ISO 14064-1:2012 as regards direct and indirect emissions from all of its activities.

Below is the inventory in compliance with the GHG Greenhouse Gas Protocol of the World Business Council for Sustainable Development (WBCSD) and the World Resources Institute (WRI).

2019 emissions (t CO 2 equivalent)
  SPAIN U.K. U.S.A. BRAZIL MEXICO(*) TOTAL
SCOPE 1: Direct emissions 5,800,703 46,973 1,855,716 1,024,141 4,699,572 13,427,105
SCOPE 2: Indirect emissions 773,019 490,451 225,217 538,803 54,255 2,081,745
SCOPE 3: Other indirect emissions 4,215,201 9,515,931 20,041,276 4,141,152 16,364,640 54,278,200

 

SCOPE 1. DIRECT EMISSIONS OF GREENHOUSE GASES

Direct emissions come from sources that are owned or controlled by the company. They include direct emission focal points from electric energy generation facilities (fuel consumption), methane (CH4) and N2O emissions arising from other combustion emissions, emissions from gas storage (due to fuel consumption), fugitive emissions of methane (CH4) (storage and transport of natural gas), fugitive emissions of sulfur hexafluoride (SF6) in distribution networks, fuel consumption in buildings and emissions from mobile combustion sources, associated with road transport of employees with fleet vehicles for work purposes.

SCOPE 2. INDIRECT EMISSIONS OF GREENHOUSE GASES BY ENERGY

Includes the emissions associated with the generation of electricity acquired and consumed by the company: consumption of auxiliary energy when shutting down thermal, renewable and nuclear power plants, associated with pumping operations in hydroelectric power plants and consumption of electricity in buildings and emissions associated with network losses.

To calculate CO2, the mix emission factor of the respective country is applied. The latest information from the following institutions was used: Red Eléctrica España (Spain), DEFRA (UK), U.S. Energy Information Administration (USA), SEMARNAT (Mexico) and Ministério da Ciência, Tecnologia e Inovação (Brazil).

SCOPE 3. OTHER INDIRECT EMISSIONS

They correspond to the remaining indirect emissions, which are a result of the company's activities, but occur at sources that are neither owned nor controlled thereby: Emissions associated to employee business trips, emissions associated to fuel transport, emissions associated to our supply chain, emissions associated to the transportation of employees from their home to their workplace, emissions associated to the electricity purchased for sale to final customer, upstream emissions (WTT) of fuels purchased and consumed and emissions produced from power generated for third parties.

The mix emission factor of the respective country is used for this calculation. The latest information from the following institutions was used: Red Eléctrica España (Spain), DEFRA (UK), U.S. Energy Information Administration (USA), SEMARNAT (Mexico) and Ministério da Ciência, Tecnologia e Inovação (Brazil).

PREVIOUS INVENTORY OF GREENHOUSE GAS EMISSIONS

Iberdrola puts at your disposal the previous Inventory of greenhouse gas emissions, a complete document published yearly.

 Inventory of greenhouse gas emissions 2018 [PDF]

 Inventory of greenhouse gas emissions 2017 [PDF]

CERTIFICATION OF THE NATIONAL REGISTER OF CARBON FOOTPRINT

Iberdrola has been registered in the National Register of Carbon Footprint, Compensation and Carbon Dioxide Absorption Projects of the Spanish Ministry for Ecological Transition in the categories of CALCULO y REDUZCO. This certification seal was created with a two-fold purpose: to help organizations demonstrate their participation in the register and to show the effort of these organizations in combatting climate change.

Logo reduzco, compenso, calculo. 2019.

More than 1,100 organizations have already been included in the register since its creation. Iberdrola has registered its Carbon Footprint figures in the register every year since 2012 and is the first utility to do so, showing its commitment and leadership in the fight against climate change and in achieving objective 13 of the Sustainable Development Goals.
 

(*)In its emissions inventory, Iberdrola has designated its emissions from the plants it operates in Mexico as Scope 3 emissions under the figure for Independent Energy Producer (IEP). It has done this on the understanding that Iberdrola does not have operational control over these plants as it is the CFE that is responsible for making decisions on dispatch and the entry into operation, or not, of these plants.