Greenhouse Gas Accounting for Manufacturers

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Flexible Automation and Intelligent Manufacturing, Lecture Notes in Mechanical Engineering
Legislation and stakeholders increasingly urge European original equipment manufacturers (OEM) to disclose and reduce greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions of their operations and supply chains. However, a sector-specific reporting standard is not yet available for manufacturing industry. This study takes a stepwise approach to identify the GHG emission sources and intensities in further detail. The primary data of a case company, a Finnish gear manufacturer, was supplemented with secondary data from the literature. Using the proposed approach, an OEM share of the total emissions was estimated at 15%. Evaluating emissions of specific suppliers is more difficult as there is little access to the suppliers’ data. The study gives insights for the manufacturers on how to get started with GHG emissions accounting in the factories and supply chains and to show their responsible actions in the climate change mitigation.
Funding Information: The work was carried out in the Green Factory towards carbon neutral production (GREEF) co-innovation project funded by Business Finland. Publisher Copyright: © 2024, The Author(s), under exclusive license to Springer Nature Switzerland AG.
Accounting, Factory, Gear, GHG, Greenhouse gas, Manufacturing, Supply chain
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Peltokorpi, J, Vatanen, S & Glock, C H 2024, Greenhouse Gas Accounting for Manufacturers . in F J Silva, L P Ferreira, J C Sá, M T Pereira & C M A Pinto (eds), Flexible Automation and Intelligent Manufacturing : Establishing Bridges for More Sustainable Manufacturing Systems - Proceedings of FAIM 2023 . Lecture Notes in Mechanical Engineering, Springer, pp. 912-919, International Conference on Flexible Automation and Intelligent Manufacturing, Porto, Portugal, 18/06/2023 .