LeBracs Rubber Linings Private Limited, a manufacturing company in Pondicherry, decided to put together a baseline report for the financial year 2019-20. The company, established in 1989, manufactures patented anti-corrosive and anti-abrasive rubber lining materials. The rubber linings are used in carbon steel process equipment by the chemical manufacturing, water treatment, desalination and pollution control sectors. The company supplies to engineering companies and other manufacturing companies both domestically and internationally.
The study is put together using the guidelines of the globally-recognised GHG Protocol: Corporate Accounting and Reporting Standard and covers all three scopes. The sources of emissions covered in 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, rooftop solar, renewable energy sourcing and carbon offsetting.