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What is log?

A log is an emission balance and calculation in the Cozero Platform for a specific emission category or on an aggregated level, e.g. the emission calculation of travel emissions can be one log.

What is an emission category?

An emission category is an activity of the company (e.g. Travel, Hosting, Heating consumption, Power consumption) for which emissions can be calculated.

Emission categories can have several questions. If so, emissions from the different questions of an emission category will be aggregated in the Log overview. Logs are always based on a data input of an underlying business activity / process that can be provided through different means. After this input is provided the footprint is directly calculated through our emission calculation algorithms.

Emission categories align to carbon accounting principles, as defined in the GHG Protocol. Each category aligns to a specific emission scope as defined by the GHG protocol. For more information on this, see here.

A summary of the Cozero Log categories

Below is a summary of the Cozero Log categories

GHG Scope

Category

Short description

Scope 1

Facility fuel use

Emissions from combustion of fuels in company-owned or controlled facilities

Scope 1

Fugitives (e.g. from refrigeration)

Emissions from intentional or unintentional releases of fugitive emissions

Scope 1

Vehicle fleet

Emissions from combustion of fuels in company-owned or controlled vehicle fleet (on-road and off road vehicles)

Scope 2

Electricity purchase

Emissions from the generation of electricity from fuel combustion that is purchased for energy by the company

Scope 3

Production materials

Supply chain emissions from materials and goods purchased for use in product manufacture e.g. metals

Scope 3

Purchased goods - office

Emissions from goods purchased for use in company operations e.g. office furniture

Scope 3

Purchased services

Emissions from third party service providers to the company

Scope 3

Capital goods

Emissions from acquiring large equipment and infrastructure e.g. vehicles and buildings

Scope 3

Purchased fuel - upstream emissions

Upstream emissions from purchased fuel

Scope 3

Purchased electricity - upstream emissions

Upstream emissions from purchased electricity

Scope 3

Purchased electricity - Transmission and distribution losses

Upstream emissions of energy consumed in a T&D system

Scope 3

Purchased electricity - sold to consumers

For purchased electricity that is sold to end users, emissions from the generation of purchased energy

Scope 3

Logistics services

Emissions from third party distribution and storage of goods upstream of the reporting company

Scope 3

Waste

Emissions from third party disposal of waste produced by the company

Scope 3

Business travel

Emissions from transport of employees for business-related activities, in vehicles not owned by the company

Scope 3

Employee commuting

Emissions from transport of employees for from their home to workplace

Scope 3

Leased assets

Emissions from operation of assets (vehicles and facilities) that are leased by the company

Scope 3

Distribution of products

Emissions from third party distribution and storage of goods downstream of the reporting company

Scope 3

3rd party processing of products

Emissions from processing of products sold

Scope 3

Products - energy use

Emissions from the use of products sold (e.g. use of a vehicle)

Scope 3

Products - indirect impact

Emissions produced indirectly when using products (e.g. refrigeration of food)

Scope 3

Products - end of life

Emissions produced from the disposal of sold products by a third party

Scope 3

Assets to other organizations

Emissions from assets that are leased to and operated by a third party

Scope 3

Franchises

Emissions from the operation of franchises

Scope 3

Investments

Emissions from a companies investments