Carbon footprint

The carbon footprint of an organization is the total amount of greenhouse gases emitted by direct or indirect effect through its activity.

For the second consecutive year, CORES has calculated the carbon footprint of its headquarters, partially incorporating scope 3. The inventory has been carried out based on the GHG Protocol standard, using the calculator published by the Ministry for the Ecological Transition and the Demographic Challenge, and the emission factors by the Department for Environment, Food & Rural Affairs (DEFRA).

Scope 1 emissions are direct greenhouse gas emissions. In CORES’ case, they come from the fuel consumption of its own vehicles as well as other controlled vehicles, the building's generator set and those from fugitive emissions.

Scope 2 emissions are the indirect emissions associated with the generation of electricity consumed within the Corporation's offices.

Scope 3 takes into account the emissions linked to the consumption of water and paper, and commuting and business trips.

In 2022, CORES’ carbon footprint was 59.2 t CO2 equivalent, with 6.7% coming from scope 1, 22.1% from scope 2 and the remaining 71.2% from scope 3. This represents a slight increase of 0.5%, compared to 2021.

t CO2eq 2021 2022 Structure 2022 (%) VR 2022/2021 (%)
Scope 1 2.2 3.9 6.7% 77.5%
Scope 2 12.8 13.1 22.1% 2.7%
Scope 3 43.9 42.4 71.2% -4.0%
Total 58.9 59.2 100.0% 0.5%

CORES has enrolled its carbon footprint in the Spanish Registry and obtained the “calculation” seals for the years 2021 and 2022. The Corporation is currently in the process of obtaining the “compensation” level for 2022.

To reduce the carbon footprint, CORES publishes its reports and publications in digital format

2022 Activity report (ES)
2022 Activity report (ES)
It includes CORES' carbon footprint calculation
"calculation" seal 2021
Registration certificate - 2021 (ES)
"calculation" seal 2021
"calculation" seal - 2022
Registration certificate - 2022 (ES)
"calculation" seal 2022
Sello "Calculo + Compenso" 2022
Certificado de inscripción 2022 Calculo+Compenso
Sello "Calculo + Comnpenso" 2022