Irkutsk Polymer Plant has inventoried greenhouse gas emissions in 2021
In 2021, contractor companies consumed 9.2 thousand t of diesel and 2.5 thousand t of petrol on the construction site, and electric power consumption totaled 12,582.5 MWh. Total gross GHG emissions in 2021 roughly amounted to 36 thousand t of СО2 equivalent.Contractor companies working on the construction site of Irkutsk Polymer Plant were encouraged to reinforce their efforts to reduce fuel overconsumption in engines, to timely inspect and perform scheduled and preventive repairs of fuel equipment, and to comply with the requirements of the construction management plan. As the next step, key performance indicators will be introduced to keep track of emissions by individual contractors, and specific engineering and administrative solutions will be implemented to reduce energy consumption.
The necessity of inventorying and quantifying greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions not only offers new challenges to companies in terms of compliance with new environmental requirements, but also leads them to rethink their business approaches. In accordance with Federal Law No. 296 dated July 2, 2021 “On Reduction of Greenhouse Gas Emissions”, companies are required to keep account of GHG emissions and to implement environmental projects later on (on a voluntary basis).
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