Hidesign India Private Limited, a manufacturing company in Pondicherry, decided in the financial year 2020-21 to quantify their emissions for the previous financial year 2019-20. The company, established in 1978, manufactures handcrafted leather products and supplies them around the world.
The study is put together using the guidelines of the globally-recognised GHG Protocol: Corporate Accounting and Reporting Standard and covers three scopes. The sources of emissions covered in the scopes are from fuel consumption, fugitive emissions during the use of air conditioners, grid-related emissions and emissions from the purchase of the company’s primary raw materials..
In addition to the quantification of emissions, the report provides the next steps that the company can explore. This includes expansion of emission categories, setting an emissions intensity target and implementation of green initiatives. The green initiatives are a means through which emissions can be reduced, for example an energy efficiency audit, additional rooftop solar, renewable energy sourcing and carbon offsetting.