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 nor does it apply to our fabrication yards or air travel, which are Scope 3 emissions.
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 first quarter, we finalized our Greenhouse Gas Emissions Inventory Management Plan, which will serve as the basis for net zero verification; added Stork offices to the commitment, bringing our total locations to 107; and implemented market-based calculation method for emissions.
Read more in the Q1 2022 Fluor Net Zero 2023 Progress Report.
Our annual update will be included in the 2021 Sustainability Report, which we will publish in June 2022.
Learn more about Fluor's history of sustainability.