Corporate Social Responsibility Report 2020 | Cushman & Wakefield
Energy and GHG Emissions (302-1, 302-3, 305-1, 305-2, 305-3, 305-4) We consume energy and generate direct GHG emissions (scope 1) through stationary and mobile fuel combustion and indirect GHG emissions (scope 2) through purchased energy at our office facilities. Beginning in 2020, we expanded the boundaries of our scope 3 emissions, which previously was limited to employee business travel, to cover all relevant scope 3 categories, including:
We continue to focus on improving energy efficiency within our operations and have reduced our energy consumption per square foot of office space over time through ongoing improvements in energy controls, real estate consolidation efforts, installation of energy-efficient appliances, and employee education and behavioral change. Where feasible, we occupy offices that are certified under a sustainability rating system such as ENERGY STAR®, Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED®), National Australian Built Environment Rating System (NABERS), Fitwel and the WELL Building Certification. As part of our corporate standard, we consider energy and sustainability best practices, such as regularly purchasing ENERGY STAR® equipment for our offices. Energy Consumption In 2020, our offices consumed approximately 278,081 gigajoules (GJ) of direct and purchased energy, including electricity, steam, cooling and natural gas—a 1.8% increase from 2019 as a result of a 15% increase in office space as measured by square feet. We also consumed 147,180 GJ of fuel from our mobile sources—a 6% decrease from 2019.
> Purchased goods and services
> Capital goods
> Fuel- and energy-related activities
> Waste generated in operations
> Employee commuting
> Use of sold products
> Downstream leased assets
Total Energy Consumption
*Energy consumption from chilled water and steam are too small to be shown in this figure.
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