Fluor's Carbon Footprint

We established our global carbon footprint in 2006. Its scope includes emissions produced within offices, vehicle fleets at those offices and travel. It excludes emissions produced at client sites and Scope 3 emissions from fabrication yards. The number of projects Fluor designs, constructs and maintains each year influences our total greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions.

Fluor follows the GHG Protocol for inventory over which Fluor maintains operational control. The basic unit of measure used throughout the 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.

Fluor's Net Zero 2023 focus for carbon footprint reduction includes both Scope 1 (direct) and Scope 2 (indirect) GHG emissions.

This focus excludes Scope 3, which consists of other indirect GHG emissions, such as travel and fabrication yards. While we have reported our travel emissions since 2006, a more detailed Scope 3 emissions inventory is under development.

Total Greenhouse Gas Emissions (Absolute in tCO2e, Including Stork, AMECO and TRS)

graph of Fluor GHG emissions by scope and year

In 2021, Fluor’s GHG emissions for Scope 1 and Scope 2 totaled approximately 46,000 tCO2e, or metric tons of carbon dioxide equivalent. These carbon footprint measurements provide the quantitative basis for Fluor's Net Zero 2023 commitment.

Fluor's absolute GHG emissions reflect the complexity of opening, closing, expanding, consolidating and maintaining space in our facilities around the globe.

Since we closed some of our facilities based on our business activity as well as implemented remote working and travel restrictions due to the COVID-19 pandemic, between 2019 and 2020, Fluor experienced a significant reduction in our Scope 2 and Scope 3 emissions.

In 2021, Fluor reopened some of our facilities and added TRS Staffing Solutions℠ offices to our reporting; therefore, between 2020 and 2021, Fluor experienced an increase of 14.6 percent in our Scope 1 direct GHG emissions. From 2020 to 2021, there was a reduction of 14.9 percent in Scope 2 indirect GHG emissions (from consumption of purchased electricity and steam) due to energy reduction initiatives implemented by our offices.

In general, Fluor is not governed by a requirement to measure our carbon footprint, except for Fluor’s United Kingdom operations that are subject to carbon emissions regulations; however, we are taking action to address our company-wide emissions by committing to reduce our operations Scope 1 and Scope 2 GHG emissions to zero by the end of 2023.

Management of Environmental Data

Our Sustainability Performance Indicator Management System (SPIMS), a web-based data entry software, is used to capture, trend and report Fluor's environmental data.

We use SPIMS to collect environmental data from our offices and calculate our greenhouse gas emissions in accordance with the GHG Protocol.

We track electricity, heat or steam purchased by Fluor, as well as other fuels and renewable energy. We track refrigerants and measure fuel used by our fleets associated with our offices, as well as commercial air travel on projects and commercial and charter air travel that is not related to projects. We also use SPIMS to collect data on waste and water.