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Scope 3 Carbon Emissions

Procurement emissions are the embedded emissions of the goods and services consumed by an institution, excluding building energy (Scope 1 & 2) and travel (dealt with separately). Scope 3 procurement emissions are calculated using a ‘consumption based’ approach by assigning carbon intensity to the various spend profiles.

QMUL reports on its scope 3 emissions through the Annual Returns Database (ARD) and in the Estates Management Returns (EMR). QMUL analyses the procurement footprint results, obtained through the London Universities Purchasing Consortium (LUPC), to identify carbon intensive spends and introduce measures to reduce the emissions in line with the HEFCE targets and our own targets.

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