Topic: Pollution
BE06

Operations emit no greenhouse gases

A Future-Fit Business emits net zero GHGs as a result of its own operational activities, including energy it consumes.

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About this goal

Nature can safely absorb some human-made greenhouse gases (GHGs) every year, but the Future-Fit imperative is for companies to eliminate all operational GHG emissions.

That’s because we are dangerously close to reaching atmospheric GHG levels that will be catastrophic for society, and any attempt to divide up the remaining carbon budget across companies is likely to be too complex, contentious and/or time-consuming to result in the scale and speed of reduction that is now needed.

To be Future-Fit, a company must emit net zero GHGs as a result of its own operational activities and its energy consumption. Net GHG emissions here means total GHG emissions, less any emissions that are permanently sequestered or adequately offset.

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BE06: Operations emit no greenhouse gases