Fluor established its global carbon footprint in 2006 for offices, vehicle fleets at those offices and air travel. The baseline excludes Client project sites. The number of projects Fluor designs, constructs and maintains each year influences its total greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions. We follow the GHG Protocol standards for inventory over which Fluor maintains operational control. The basic unit of measure used throughout our GHG inventory is metric tons of equivalent carbon dioxide (tCO2e).
Emission sources in Fluor’s GHG inventory include electricity, steam and other stationary fuel consumption for Fluor’s facilities, refrigerants used in building cooling systems, fleet vehicle fuel consumptions and emissions associated with business-related air travel. For each source, GHG emissions are quantified in the inventory for the following, if applicable: carbon dioxide; methane; nitrous oxide; and any hydrofluorocarbon refrigerants reported.
The process of measuring and reporting the carbon footprint of Fluor facilities provides valuable information that is used to effectively manage our operations in an environmentally responsible manner. Fluor continues to identify appropriate ways to reduce carbon emissions through energy efficiencies, recycling activities, renovations and conservation efforts.