“MY CARBON FOOTPRINT” MICROSITE
In partnership with a certified expert, we conducted a comprehensive
audit of our carbon footprint by monitoring all our premises:
branches, offices and warehouses. This process was launched in
2012, hereafter considered as base year, with a view to comply
with the GRI guidelines on environmental impact.
As per our Greenhouse Gases (GHG) inventory based on the
GHG-Protocol Corporate Standard, we have reported on the
following seven GHG: carbon dioxide (CO2), methane (CH4),
nitrous oxide (N2O), hydrofluorocarbons (HFCs), perfluorocarbons
(PFCs), sulphur hexafluoride (SF6) and nitrogen trifluoride (NF3).
The GHG calculations were performed using well established
tools and methodologies following the GHG Protocol developed
by the World Resource Institute (WRI, 2006b, c) and using an
internationally recognised tool allowing the standardisation of the
GREENHOUSE GASES (GHG) AUDIT
procedures and calculations, which is key in order to quantify
and compare emissions accurately.
The calculation of the emission factors and the global warming
potential (GWP) rates used are based on GHG-Protocol which
uses the IPCC emission factors provided in the IPCC guidelines
of 2006, the IPCC Second Assessment Report (1995), and the
local emission factor for electricity communicated by the Lebanese
Ministry of the Environment.
The total GHG emissions from Bank Audi Group Lebanon in 2016
were 19,976.2 tCO2e. It is important to note that this number has
decreased when compared to 2012, the baseline year; all while
acknowledging that the employment and the space occupied by
our business has increased.