Scope 1 – Direct GHG emission sources
Direct emissions are generated by sources owned or controlled by us. For example emissions from our fleet vehicles, air conditioning units and agriculture emissions from our farms.
Scope 2 – Indirect GHG emission sources
Indirect emissions are derived from the generation of purchased electricity that is used by LIC.
Scope 3 – Other GHG indirect emission sources
Other indirect emissions are derived from the activities that are carried out by us but from sources not controlled by us. For example indirect emissions from staff vehicles used to travel to and from work.
Scope 1 – Biogenic methane
Scope 1 biogenic methane emissions are generated from enteric fermentation, manure from our cows and bulls, and from on-site wastewater treatment.
Scope 3 biogenic methane
Scope 3 biogenic methane emissions are generated from municipal wastewater treatment and waste.
Science-based emissions targets
We have defined the following science-based climate change targets to reduce our greenhouse gas emissions and limit the temperature increase to 1.5°C of pre-industrial levels:
- 46.2% reduction of Scope 1 and 2 emissions* by 2030 (against our 2018/19 base year)
- 28.88% reduction of Scope 3 emissions* by 2030 (against our 2018/19 base year)
- 10% reduction of biogenic methane by 2030 (against 2017 emissions)
*Excluding biogenic methane
To help us reach our targets we’re transitioning our company cars to plug in hybrid electric vehicles (PHEV) such as the Mitsubishi Outlander.
We’re also establishing programmes to support our staff and suppliers to reduce their GHG emissions.