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Demystifying scope three emissions

Date: Feb 9, 2023

Time: 11 AM EST | 4 PM UK

About this event

The built environment is one of largest consumers of natural resources in the world.  The construction of our buildings and infrastructure and the production of the materials required, including concrete, steel, and lumber, produce vast greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions.  This negatively impacts our environment through pollution, loss of natural resources, waste generation, and climate change.  This is why many companies in the built environment sector are working to reduce their GHG emissions.  When companies report their progress in reducing GHG, you will often see words like “scopes 1, 2, and 3”.  But what do “scopes 1, 2, and 3” mean?

The three scopes are a way of classifying the different kinds of emissions a company produces within its own operations and in the wider value chain (its suppliers and customers).

Basically, scope 1 and 2 are emissions that are produced by activities owned or controlled by the company, whereas scope 3 emissions are a result of activities performed by the company’s value chain.  An example of this would be when companies buy, use, or dispose of products from its suppliers. 

But how do we clarify what scope 3 emissions are and how do we report them?  It’s a complicated subject but there are ways that it can be simplified. 

What we will discuss in this webinar:

  • What are scope 3 emissions and how do we clarify and classify them?
  • What reporting is required and not required for scope 3?
  • What proportion of emissions does scope 3 represent?
  • How do we reduce scope 3 emissions?
  • What data is available to be able to help us make decisions to reduce scope 3? 

Join us on February 9, 2023 at 11:00 AM EST for our live webinar.


Keith Bryan, Director, Built Environment, BSI Americas

Keith Bryan leads the Built Environment Sector for BSI America, representing the full BSI portfolio of products and services for clients and key stakeholders. He offers a variety of experience integrating holistic solutions into the built environment, including greenhouse gas (GHG) accounting, climate change risk management, energy efficiency, resilience, environmental social governance (ESG), and green building programs.

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