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Compared to 2006 (year of reference for 3M Strategy goals) LIPOR recorded a decrease in emissions, achieving a reduction of 17.7% in 2016, exceeding the set target of 16%.

Emission analysis by scope:

Values in t CO2e
Reference Year
Scope 1 – Direct Emissions 401 011334.799329,597329.697-18,0%
Scope 2 – Indirect Emissions (Electricity) 1 7492.3552,1662.83762,2%
Scope 3 – Other Indirect Emissions 47160181145206,7%
Total of direct and indirect GHG emissions from LIPOR 402 806337.314331,945331.679-17.6%

Scope 1 - Direct Emissions account for 99.29% of Lipor’s GHG emissions, mainly due to Waste to Energy Plant and Landfilling. Compared to 2006 we can verify that the main cause for reduction in 2015 were the Landfill emission with a reduction of -39.4% (-75,507 tCO2e), which contributed to the fulfilment of 2015 goals of 3M Strategy.

This reduction is a result of the decrease in waste deposition and at the same time of a better management of landfill biogas burning processes.

Values in t CO2eReference Year (2006)2013201420152014 - 2015
Scope 1 - Direct Emissions401 011337,204334.799329,597-1.6%
MSW Treatment399 635336,173333.890328,771-1.5%
Landfill191 464126,448122.253115,958-5.1%
Composting4 3937,8428.3498,611+3.1%
Waste to Energy203 778201,882203.288204,202+0.4%
Fuel consumption (at facilities)805404290274-5.5%
Transport and mobility570628619553-10.7%


Regarding Scope 2 – Indirect Emissions (Electricity) we saw a 9.1% decrease in energy consumption in Lipor industrial units in 2015. This reduction results mainly because there was less electricity consumption at Waste to Energy Plant and Landfill.

This reduction corresponded to a cut of 8.0% in Scope 2 emissions – Indirect Emissions.

Values in t CO2eReference Year (2006)201320142015∆ 2014-2015
Scope 2 - Indirect Emissions (Electricity)1.7492.2542.3552,166-8.0%
Composting Plant (CVO)1.1171.6371.7211,614-6.2%
Waste to Energy Plant (CVE)0,002610224-76.5%
Landfill (CT)0,00138138127-8.0%
Lipor (Baguim do Monte)401454394401+1.8%

Values in t CO2eReference year (2006)2013201420152014-2015
Scope 3 – other indirect emissions47388160181+13.1%
Business trips47682839+39.3%
Third-party Vehicle Fleet (Slag & Scrap Transportation)n.d.a.320132142+7.6%

These are the categories that account for the goals comprised in 3M strategy.

It should be noted that the Waste to Energy Plant began to accept MSW from other Waste Management Systems (15,079 tons) that are not being accounted for assessment of goals compliance. Energy recovery of these 15,079 t led to the emission of 7,942 t CO2e.

Extension of Scope 3 – Other Indirect Emissions

A full account of LIPOR Value Chain emissions is a complex process that requires a considerable effort gathering information. The GHG Protocol Value Chain Standard itself recommends that organisations adopt a step-by-step approach to the expansion of the Scope 3 inventory, clearly identifying the goals they want to reach.

LIPOR started in 2013 to expand its inventory of Scope 3 (over a period of 4 years) according to the guidelines of the GHG Protocol - Corporate Value Chain (Scope 3) Accounting and Reporting Standard. The activities to develop each year meet the priorities set for the accounting and reporting of the relevant emissions for LIPOR’s activity.


IIn 2015 LIPOR’s inventory started to cover also, Energy and Fuel (C.03), Intermediate Products Processing (C.10) and Use of Goods and Services (C.11).

In the following table, we can look at the GHG emissions related to Scope 3:

Values in tCO2e2013201420152014-2015
Scope 3 – Other Indirect Emissions5,9887,55661,196+ 709.9%
C.03 – Energy and Fuel--804-
C.04 - Transportation (waste collection)5,6006,8836,628-3.7%
C.06 - Business trips68283937.5%
C.07 - Commute-15027382.0%
C.04 - Transportation (final destination)32049561724.6%
C.10 - Intermediate Products Processing--50,853-
C.11 - Use of Goods and Services--1,982-

The Scope 3 stands for 15.3% (61,196 tCO2e) of total emissions at Lipor and registered an increase of 700% when compared to 2014. This increase is explained by the extension of the categories accounted (because of the application of the GHG Protocol Value Chain Standard). As we can see in the table, the category with more weight is C.10 - Intermediate Products Processing - in which were recorded about 50,000 tCO2e (83.1% of Scope 3 emissions and 12.7% of the Global Inventory) linked to the Multimaterial Recycling process (in 2015 Multimaterial Recycling reached 45,000 tons).
In 2015 Lipor GHG Inventory already reflects and accounts for a major part of the emissions of its Value Chain (e.g. extraction of primary energy and reintroduction of recycled materials in the productive sectors).
Taking into account all categories of GHG emissions and according to the amount of waste treated (496,755 tons, includes waste from other Systems), LIPOR presents a GHG emissions intensity of 0.807 tCO2/ t.
All these activities were not considered when reduction targets were set in LIPOR 3M Strategy - less waste, less carbon, more climate, therefore all these emissions are not considered when verifying compliance with the 3M Goals.

Sum up and balance of Lipor GHG emissions

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