“Promoting Climate Action” is one of our four sustainability pillars, and our objective is to “take urgent action to combat climate change and its impacts.” Prime Forest leadership is committed to assessing how we impact THE climate, and how the changing climate impacts our industry. In response, we identify ways to mitigate our own impacts while increasing resiliency and our ability to be environmental stewards.
We calculate our GHG Emissions using the GHG Protocol Methodology. Like most companies, our Scope 3 emissions are our largest source. The largest driver of our operational emissions – Scope 1 & Scope 2, which we have the most ability to control and influence- was our owned vehicles, used for day-to-day operations.
Click Here to learn how Scope 1, 2 and 3 emissions are categorized by GHG Protocol.
In 2020, we took a bold step in the calculation of our emissions and started including Scope 3 in our inventory, we used the GHG Protocol Evaluator Tool to understand the main drivers. To improve the accuracy of our numbers, for 2021 we dedicated time to collect primary data with our suppliers and vendors, as well as internal tracking systems.
Our Scope 1 emissions increased in 2021 as Prime Forest acquired a new vehicle, which was needed to attend to the company’s operations. However, as you can see in the intensity metric below, our emissions per revenue decreased. This means we were more efficient by increasing our revenue and production.
Although our climate journey is just beginning, we’re proud to share these efforts and results; they represent the significant investment that Prime Forest is making into being an environmental steward. We have a long way to go, and we look forward to sharing our progress, challenges, and efforts as we evolve.
Based on our climate journey today, these are areas for future actions to reduce our carbon emissions: