About the three scopes of GHG emissions
The scopes of carbon emissions were introduced by the Greenhouse Gas (GHG) Protocol, the internationally recognized standard for corporate carbon footprint calculations. They break down GHG emissions into 3 different categories, facilitating the work of assessing the carbon footprint.
- Scope 1 = direct emissions occurring at the production plants
- Scope 2 = indirect emissions from electricity production
- Scope 3 = indirect emissions from upstream and downstream activities along the value chain
Our main emphasis for achieving the objectives
All plants, divisions, purchasing and other corporate services will successfully work on achieving the Group objectives by:
- Improving the energy efficiency of their manufacturing processes or activities
- Reducing the environmental impact of their manufacturing processes or activities
- Certifying the environmental management systems
- Enhancing “Green Purchasing” and environmental audits of suppliers
- Identifying, reducing and replacing the hazardous substances in the purchased materials that end up in products
- Ensuring compliance with the REACH and other regulations on chemical substances.
- Making greater use of multimodal transportation
- Increasing the environmental awareness at each level in the organisation.
The R&D and Engineering activities will focus on:
- Innovation in the manufacturing processes, in the aspects of energy, emissions and production efficiency
- Developing and renewing products that save energy and contribute to sustainable development, such as coatings and photovoltaic products or applications
- Research, trials and projects aimed at extending the possibilities for recycling of our products at the end of their life
- Replacing of the hazardous substances in our processes and products, beyond what is required by legislation.
Discover our decarbonisation journey
Our roadmap to carbon neutrality
AGC's holistic approach to achieve CO2-neutral glass production by 2050, not only includes decarbonising the glass production processes but also eliminating all CO2 emissions from the supply chain upstream of our processes and other indirect emissions.
Using highly efficient melting furnaces
AGC is engaged in a major transformation of the tank technology. The two steps electrification innovation, electro-boosting and then hybrid melting, is a major technology breakthrough.
Sustainable sourcing of raw materials will not only limit our impact on climate, but will also allow limit our use of natural resources, minerals and water, whilst insuring that the supply chain is fully compliant with regulations such as REACH or Conflict Minerals.