FAQ: Is water included in Scope 3 emissions?

Water usage is not typically included in Scope 3 emissions. The Greenhouse Gas Protocol which defines Scope 1, 2 and 3 emissions, only covers emissions of greenhouse gases such as carbon dioxide (CO2), methane (CH4), and nitrous oxide (N2O). Water usage is not considered a greenhouse gas and is therefore not included in the scopes of emissions, however water can have an impact on greenhouse gas emissions and sustainability.