Organisational carbon footprint report for 2019/20
Great Yarmouth Borough Council recognises the importance of taking immediate action to reduce carbon emissions within our own operations, both to act where we have the most power and to set an example as a key public sector institution in the Borough.
The Carbon Footprint Report establishes the Council's operational carbon footprint, documenting the methodology used to develop a GHG baseline for the Council's own operations, presenting a breakdown of the footprint by emissions source, providing commentary on data quality, identifying priority areas for action, and making recommendations for next steps.
The Council's footprint for the FY19/20 (the 'baseline') was calculated to be 7,843.76 tCO2e. The boundary of this assessment includes all scope 1 and 2 emissions and selected scope 3 emissions. Scope 3 emissions account for approx. 69% of the overall footprint, with purchased goods and services accounting for ~58% alone.