Greenhouse Gas Management

We support the Paris Agreement achieved at COP 21 and its application to our operations, and are mobilizing our plants worldwide to reduce GHG emissions by increasing their use of renewable energy, boosting energy efficiency, and monitoring energy consumption. In doing so, we are helping the countries where we have operations achieve their national determined contribution (NDC) targets.

2020 Target:

6% reduction in combined GHG (Scope 1 and 2) intensity from 2013 levels

2019 Actual:

0.555 tCO2e/ton of production (for 2019 Reporting Scope (94 sites) i.e. including 2019 acquisitions)

We met our 2020 target in 2019 for a 6% GHG reduction from a GHG intensity of 0.590 in 2013.

Direct GHG Emissions - Scope 1

Total emission (tCO2e) (Tons)
Intensity (tCO2e / Ton of production)

Indirect GHG Emissions - Scope 2

Total emission (tCO2e) (Tons)
Intensity (tCO2e / Ton of production)

Total GHG Emissions-Scope 1 & 2

Total emission (tCO2e) (Tons)
Intensity (tCO2e / Ton of production)

IVL calculated direct and indirect emissions (GHG Scope 1 and 2) for all of its operations globally in accordance with the GHG Accounting Protocols-Greenhouse Gas Protocol on Corporate Accounting and Reporting by the World Resource Institute (WRI)/World Business Council for Sustainable Development (WBCSD) and ISO 14064-1:2006.

100% GHG Disclosure

Since 2013, we have reported on 100% our GHG emissions from all of our sites worldwide. This includes GHG accounting of Scope 1 and 2 emissions from direct and indirect emissions sources. We also established criteria to calculate Scope 3 emissions emitted from our supply chain globally, along with a few major categories applicable to IVL. Furthermore, we plan on having an annual verification process going forward carried out by a third party to ensure the transparency, consistency and accuracy of all GHG data disclosed, in accordance with ISO 14064-1 and 14064-3 requirements.

GHG Emissions Strategy

We realize that fossil fuels are the main contributor to our GHG emissions. To achieve a reduction and improve our operational efficiency, we are exploring ways to acquire increased renewable electricity from producers who operate solar, wind, or facilities from other renewable sources. We are exploring the benefits of joining national associations of renewable electricity buyers in order to gain greater negotiating power and a fair electricity price, as well as the option of renewable energy procurement through a global virtual PPA in-line with the Paris protocol to further reduce our GHG emissions.

Scope of GHG Verification

Our audited GHG Scope 1 and Scope 2 Emissions (both location-based and market-based)

Emissions Source Amount (tCO2e)
Scope 1 4,744,746
Scope 2 (Location Based) 2,344,695
Overall 7,089,441
Scope 2 (Market Based) 2,244,308