GRI Compliance / Environmental

Emissions 2016

For Management Response click here.

For Reporting Boundaries and Methodologies click here.

REFStatusDisclosureOur Response

GRI 305-01

Full Disclosure

Direct (Scope 1) GHG emissions

  1. Gross direct (Scope 1) GHG emissions in metric tons of CO2 equivalent.
  2. Gases included in the calculation; whether CO2, CH4, N2O, HFCs, PFCs, SF6, NF3, or all.
  3. Biogenic CO2 emissions in metric tons of CO2 equivalent.
  4. Base year for the calculation, if applicable, including:
    1. the rationale for choosing it;
    2. emissions in the base year;
    3. the context for any significant changes in emissions that triggered recalculations of base year emissions.
  5. Source of the emission factors and the global warming potential (GWP) rates used, or a reference to the GWP source.
  6. Consolidation approach for emissions; whether equity share, financial control, or operational control.
  7. Standards, methodologies, assumptions, and/or calculation tools used.

Energy consumption and emissions are reported for Babcock Group and can be found on page 57 of our Annual Report.

Figures for UK operations follow conversion factors published by BEIS. Non-UK operations utilise emission factors applicable to the location.

The reporting period is the calendar year (01 January to 31 December), this is opposed to financial year as we have previously reported. The transition to calendar year reporting has allowed more time to collate, analyse and report our environmental data, which has improved the accuracy and completeness of our data sets.

GRI 305-02

Full Disclosure

Energy indirect (Scope 2) GHG emissions

  1. Gross location-based energy indirect (Scope 2) GHG emissions in metric tons of CO2 equivalent.
  2. If applicable, gross market-based energy indirect (Scope 2) GHG emissions in metric tons of CO2 equivalent.
  3. If available, the gases included in the calculation; whether CO2, CH4, N2O, HFCs, PFCs, SF6, NF3, or all.
  4. Base year for the calculation, if applicable, including:
    1. the rationale for choosing it;
    2. emissions in the base year;
    3. the context for any significant changes in emissions that triggered recalculations of base year emissions.
  5. Source of the emission factors and the global warming potential (GWP) rates used, or a reference to the GWP source.
  6. Consolidation approach for emissions; whether equity share, financial control, or operational control.
  7. Standards, methodologies, assumptions, and/or calculation tools used

For information on Indirect (Scope 2) GHG emissions see pages 57 of our Annual Report.

GRI 305-03

Partial Disclosure

Other indirect (Scope 3) GHG emissions

  1. Gross other indirect (Scope 3) GHG emissions in metric tons of CO2 equivalent.
  2. If available, the gases included in the calculation; whether CO2, CH4, N2O, HFCs, PFCs, SF6, NF3, or all.
  3. Biogenic CO2 emissions in metric tons of CO2 equivalent.
  4. Other indirect (Scope 3) GHG emissions categories and activities included in the calculation.
  5. Base year for the calculation, if applicable, including:
    1. the rationale for choosing it;
    2. emissions in the base year;
    3. the context for any significant changes in emissions that triggered recalculations of base year emissions.
  6. Source of the emission factors and the global warming potential (GWP) rates used, or a reference to the GWP source.
  7. Standards, methodologies, assumptions, and/or calculation tools used.

For information on Other indirect (Scope 3) GHG emissions see page 57 of our Annual Report.

GRI 305-04

Full Disclosure

GHG emissions intensity

  1. GHG emissions intensity ratio for the organization.
  2. Organization-specific metric (the denominator) chosen to calculate the ratio.
  3. Types of GHG emissions included in the intensity ratio; whether direct (Scope 1), energy indirect (Scope 2), and/or other indirect (Scope 3).
  4. Gases included in the calculation; whether CO2, CH4, N2O, HFCs, PFCs, SF6, NF3, or all.

For information on GHG emissions intensity see page 57 of our Annual Report.

GRI 305-05

Partial Disclosure

Reduction of GHG emissions

  1. GHG emissions reduced as a direct result of reduction initiatives, in metric tons of CO2 equivalent.
  2. Gases included in the calculation; whether CO2, CH4, N2O, HFCs, PFCs, SF6, NF3, or all.
  3. Base year or baseline, including the rationale for choosing it.
  4. Scopes in which reductions took place; whether direct (Scope 1), energy indirect (Scope 2), and/or other indirect (Scope 3).
  5. Standards, methodologies, assumptions, and/or calculation tools used.

In line with our overall Carbon Reduction Plan and Plan Zero 40 approach, we are developing a range of targeted carbon reduction plans across our operations at local site level.

For information on Reduction of GHG emissions see page 57 of our Annual Report.

GRI 305-06

No Disclosure

Emissions of ozone-depleting substances (ODS)

  1. Production, imports, and exports of ODS in metric tons of CFC-11 (trichlorofluoromethane) equivalent.
  2. Substances included in the calculation.
  3. Source of the emission factors used.
  4. Standards, methodologies, assumptions, and/or calculation tools used.

Not applicable to our operations.

GRI 305-07

Partial Disclosure

Significant air emissions, in kilograms or multiples, for each of the following:

  1. Significant air emissions, in kilograms or multiples, for each of the following:
    1. NOX;
    2. SOX;
    3. Persistent organic pollutants (POP);
    4. Volatile organic compounds (VOC);
    5. Hazardous air pollutants (HAP);
    6. Particulate matter (PM);
    7. Other standard categories of air emissions identified in relevant regulations.
  2. Source of the emission factors used.
  3. Standards, methodologies, assumptions, and/or calculation tools used.

For details on air emissions across the reporting period, click here.