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Understanding Our Footprint

Direct and Indirect Greenhouse Gas Emissions

Management of climate change represents a significant potential for business growth. Air Products is also focused on managing its climate risks.

As a solution provider, our strategy for responding to climate change is straightforward—identify opportunities where our core technology and product strengths bring cost-effective solutions that enable our customers to reduce their overall supply-chain environmental impact, while using innovation and efficiency improvements to reduce GHG emissions and the potential cost impacts of a carbon-constrained energy supply on our operations. This approach is reflected in our Greenhouse Gases Policy Statement.

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WSP Environment & Energy (WSP) conducted a limited assurance review of our 2016 Scope 1, Scope 2 and Scope 3 greenhouse gas inventory in accordance with ISO 14064-3. WSP issued an Assurance Statement, attesting to Air Products’ adherence to the Greenhouse Gas Protocol and the absence of any material inaccuracy in the representation of the inventory data.

In 2016, we set a goal to reduce GHG emissions intensity by 2020 from a 2015 baseline. We achieved a reduction of 0.55% for GHG emissions intensity and are ahead of schedule on the goal.

Understanding Our Footprint

For calendar 2016:
The majority of our GHG emissions result from energy consumption. Through improvements in energy efficiency, as well as specific projects aimed at reducing GHG emissions, we have reduced GHG emissions by 0.55% on an intensity basis. This has avoided emissions of 90,000 metric tonnes of CO2e.

Understanding out footprint

2016 Direct Emissions: 15.3 million MTCO2e 2016 Indirect Emissions 14.9 million MTCO2e
Direct emissions (Scope 1) for CY2016 were 6% higher than the previous year due to the start-up of new facilities and production increases. Indirect emissions (Scope 2) for CY2016 were 4% higher than the previous year due to the start-up of new facilities and production increases.
Scope 3 emissions were 11.5 million MTCO2e for CY2016

Year CY 2016
CY 2015
CY 2014
Scope 1 Direct Emissions
Scope 2 Indirect Emissions
14.28 million 12.25
Scope 3 Indirect Emissions 

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