Emissions are reported according to Greenhouse Gas (GHG) Protocol, which provide the world’s most widely used greenhouse gas accounting standards. Greenhouse gas emissions are divided into categories called “scopes”. These scopes are as follows:
Scope 1: direct GHG emissions
Scope 2: indirect GHG emissions from purchased electricity, heating and cooling
Scope 3: other indirect GHG emissions
Conapto has worked actively with environmental, climate and sustainability issues for many years and today has a position as one of the most climate-smart alternatives in Stockholm with 100% renewable energy and reuse of excess heat into district heating. Since 2019 Conapto holds the Climate Neutral Company certification via South Pole. While continuous improvement is being done, currently there are still unavoidable emissions related to data center operation including construction as well as data center infrastructure, like batteries, switch gears and generators. In 2021 Conapto’s total GHG emissions were 353 tCO2e of which 87.7% came from Scope 3.
Conapt’s 2021 GHG accounting meets the standards necessary to qualify for the 2022 Climate Neutral Company label. Conapto offsets unavoidable direct and material indirect emissions through two climate investment projects:
- Kariba REDD+, 176t
- Srepok 1 Solar Power Project, 177t
South Pole offers Climate Neutrality labels for companies, products and events. The South Pole Climate Neutrality labels are closely aligned with international standards such as PAS 20601 – the leading international standard for demonstrating carbon neutrality, developed in 2014 by the British Standards Institution. The underlying GHG accounting must follow recognized international standards such as the ‘GHG Protocol’2 or ISO 14064-13.The principles of relevance, completeness, consistency, transparency and accuracy of the ‘GHG Protocol’ provide the basis for achieving the Climate Neutrality labels. In addition, and in reflection of South Pole’s commitment to long-lasting impact, the South Pole labels also include the principles of ‘conservativeness and continuity’.
To achieve the Climate Neutrality labels, South Pole has outlined seven steps. A detailed description of the steps and the aforementioned principles is provided in the Technical Guidance for South Pole Climate Neutrality and Renewable Electricity Labels (available online).
and reduction activities