Fluor has made the Net Zero 2023 commitment to eliminate both Scope 1 and Scope 2 absolute greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions by the end of 2023. Scope 1 includes emissions produced directly by Fluor offices and fleet vehicles. Scope 2 covers indirect emissions, such as GHG from third-party plants that provide electricity to offices.
Building on Fluor's Legacy
Net Zero 2023 continues Fluor's longstanding dedication to environmental responsibility. Fluor first measured its GHG emissions in 2006, and has made significant progress since then. Among the early milestones was the LEED® (Leadership in Energy & Environmental Design) certification of Fluor's Dallas, Texas headquarters in 2007. Since that time, numerous Fluor offices have adopted solar panels, LED lighting, and energy-efficient appliances as well as other actions.
In 2019, Fluor's Scope 1 and Scope 2 GHG emissions totaled approximately 60,000 tCO2e, or tonnes of carbon dioxide equivalent. Within this total are emissions from Fluor offices, such as electricity production, natural gas and refrigerants, and associated fleets. The Net Zero 2023 commitment does not apply to client sites and fabrication yards, which typically are covered in clients' GHG inventories, nor does it apply to air travel, which is a Scope 3 emission.
Some of the measures that Fluor will use to reach net zero emissions are the continued reduction of energy at offices, the use of alternative energy sources, and the Fluor Foundation's support for carbon-offsetting projects. Once Fluor has successfully met the net zero target, this achievement will be validated by a third party.
In the third quarter, we established baselines for offices, prioritized potential initiatives to reduce GHG emissions in preparation for 2022 implementation, and began development of a tool and dashboard to track approved initiatives.
Read more in the Q3 2021 Fluor Net Zero 2023 Progress Report.
Learn more about Fluor's history of sustainability.