This report and the FIA Environmental Strategy 2020-2030 refer to environmental sustainability and are applicable to FIA activities linked to the Environment. This report covers the period from January to December 2022.
The GHG emissions inventory operational perimeter corresponds to the categories and items of emissions related to the activities of the organisational perimeter (sources of emissions). The main international standards and methods define three types of emissions called “Scope”. All standards require that Scopes 1 and 2 be taken into account. Scope 1 includes all emissions generated directly by fixed or mobile installations located within the organisational perimeter, i.e., emissions from sources owned or controlled by the legal entity and its activities. Scope 2 includes all indirect emissions related to energy consumption (consumption of electricity, heat or steam) of the legal entity. Scope 3 corresponds to all other indirect emissions produced by the organisation’s activities. The FIA chose to report the following items: energy-related emissions Scope 3, purchased goods, capital goods, disposal of solid and liquid wastes, upstream transportation and distribution, business travels, customers and visitors travels, employee commuting.
The FIA operations refer to activities of all employees and administration located in the three sites, Paris (France), Geneva (Switzerland), Valleiry (France). Activities concerned are operational management of the facilities, hosting meetings and events (such as conferences, seminars, etc.), regular management of administrative, sporting and mobility areas, logistics and business travels of employees. For more comprehensive information about our overall results and operations, please refer to our annual activity reports available at fia.com.
Carbon neutrality describes a state in which the GHG emissions released to the atmosphere by a stakeholder have been reduced or avoided and the remaining ones are compensated with carbon credits. To achieve carbon neutrality, carbon credits from projects that reduce, avoid or temporarily capture GHGs are accepted. Net Zero is a state where a balance between anthropogenic GHG emissions and removals is achieved. This can be achieved through reducing and avoiding emissions, and then implementing solutions to capture the remaining ones at the point of generation, or by removing them from the atmosphere. To achieve net zero, only carbon credits or offsets generated by projects that capture CO2 in the long term are accepted. (Source: UNFCCC guidelines).
The “Report on Global Reporting Initiative” part of this report has been developed with reference to the Global Reporting Initiative (GRI), and includes relevant standard disclosures defined by the GRI guidelines. GRI is the global standard setter for impact reporting, providing and maintaining the world’s most comprehensive and widely used sustainability disclosure standards.
Our work towards environmental sustainability is possible through the collaboration and participation of numerous stakeholders. In line with the continuous improvement and dialogue and cooperation approach, the FIA is open to any feedback, comments and suggestions for further improvements of our practices.