GREENHOUSE GAS (GHG) REPORT

External certification

In May 2019, AENOR performed the tenth 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 verificated by AENOR in May 2019, in compliance with the GHG Greenhouse Gas Protocol of the World Business Council for Sustainable Development (WBCSD) and the World Resources Institute (WRI).

2018 CO 2equivalent emissions (t)
  SPAIN U.K. U.S.A. BRAZIL MEXICO TOTAL
SCOPE 1: Direct emissions 4,973,455 2,234,590 1,363,231 1,043,248 14,954,341 24,568,864
SCOPE 2: Indirect emissions 1,140,204 532,699 381,534 488,002 1,605 2,544,044
SCOPE 3: Other indirect emissions 3,637,353 9,138,696 21,590,220 3,330,613 2,503,012 40,199,893

 

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 energy generation facilities (fuel consumption), emissions from non-generation facilities (storage of gas and sludge drying), emissions from CH4 combustion (generation), emissions from N2O, fugitive emissions of methane (CH4) (storage and transport of natural gas), fugitive emissions of 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 energy purchased for sale to final customer, upstream amissions (WTT) of fuels purchased and consumed and emissions associated with the sale of gas to final customer.

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).

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 organisations demonstrate their participation in the register and to show the effort of these organisations in combatting climate change.

Logo reduzco, compenso, calculo. 2018.

Almost 1,000 organizations have already been registered 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.