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Understand the types of emissions (Scopes) that contribute to your setting's carbon footprint

This means understanding what greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions are, and the types of GHGs your setting produces.

Emissions can be divided into three categories: Scope 1, Scope 2 and Scope 3. These are commonly used in sustainability resources, so it's worth becoming familiar with them.

Scope 1 emissions come from on-site sources, like heating.

Scope 2 emissions come from purchased electricity.

Scope 3 emissions comes from a range of different on and off-site activities, like procurement, catering, cleaning, ICT, transport and waste disposal.
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