We understand the importance of granularity in emissions analysis. We're excited to introduce a new enhancement to our analysis table: separating "Upstream" and "Downstream" emissions within Scope 3.

By distinguishing between "Upstream" and "Downstream" emissions, you can now better understand your organization's emissions sources and their respective impacts.

How to Use the Feature:

  • Navigate to the Analytics page on our platform.
  • Under the 'Scope 3' section, you'll see the "Upstream" and "Downstream" split.

⬆️ ⬇️ What is 'Upstream&Downstream Emission Categories'?

Understanding a company's full carbon footprint means diving deep into every aspect of its operations and value chain. One of the more complex parts of this footprint calculation is Scope 3 emissions. Unlike Scope 1 and 2 emissions, which are relatively direct and pertain to a company's operations and purchased energy, Scope 3 encompasses a wider range of indirect emissions. These can span everything from the sourcing of materials to the end-of-life phase of a product. To make this vast array more manageable and precise, dividing Scope 3 emissions into "upstream" and "downstream" categories is beneficial.

Upstream Emissions refer to the emissions associated with producing goods or services that a company purchases or acquires. It can include everything from the extraction and processing of raw materials, transportation of those materials to the company, and manufacturing products that the company eventually purchases.

Upstream Emission Categories
Purchased goods and services
Capital goods
Fuel- and energy-related activities
Upstream transportation and distribution
Waste generated in operations
Business travel
Employee commuting
Upstream leased assets

Downstream Emissions: These are the emissions that result after the company's product or service has been delivered to the consumer. They can cover a broad range, including emissions from the use and disposal of a product, transportation of the finished product to retailers or consumers, and emissions resulting from franchises or investments.

Downstream Emission Categories
Downstream transportation and distribution
Processing of sold products
Use of sold products
End-of-life treatment of sold products
Downstreamleased assets

Need Assistance?

If you encounter any challenges or have questions regarding this new feature, please get in touch with our support team. We're here to help ensure your experience with our platform remains top-notch.

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