Corporate Emissions Inventory

Our corporate inventory includes scope 1 and scope 2 emissions from natural gas and electricity use at our offices across Canada and vehicle emissions for our Brightspot-owned-and-operated vehicle. Our scope 3 emissions relate largely to air travel for client site visits or team gatherings.

This inventory was calculated using the operational control approach and global warming potentials from the 2013 IPCC Assessment Report.

2022 Corporate GHG Emissions
Main GHG Emission Sources
GHG Emissions by Scope

Key Metrics

GHG Inventory Over Time

Brightspot’s absolute emissions have increased over time as the company has grown.

Emissions Intensity Over Time

Brightspot has chosen GHG emissions per employee as a reasonable metric for emissions intensity. 

Our GHG emissions growth trajectory is largely attributed to our growth as a company, which is reflected in the number of employees. We saw a tangible decrease in emissions in 2020 due to the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on travel, including travel for client site visits. As concerns around the pandemic have subsided, our emissions intensity has increased, but not to pre-pandemic levels due to implementing efficiencies around work-related travel.