Fluor follows the GHG Protocol standards for inventory over which Fluor maintains operational control. The basic unit of measure used throughout the GHG inventory is metric tons of equivalent carbon dioxide (tCO2e). Emission sources in Fluor's GHG inventory include electricity, steam, and other stationary fuel consumption for Fluor's facilities, refrigerants used in building cooling systems, fleet vehicle fuel consumptions, and emissions associated with business-related air travel. For each source, GHG emissions are quantified in the inventory for the following, if applicable: carbon dioxide; methane; nitrous oxide; and any hydrofluorocarbon refrigerants reported.
Fluor's current focus for carbon footprint reduction includes both Scope 1 (direct) and Scope 2 (indirect from consumption of purchased electricity, heat or steam) greenhouse GHG emissions. This excludes Scope 3, which consists of other indirect GHS emissions, such as travel. Client sites and fabrication yards are typically covered in clients' GHG inventories.
In 2019, Fluor's GHG emissions for Scope 1 and Scope 2 totaled approximately 60,000 tCO2e. These carbon footprint measurements provide the quantitative basis for Fluor's Net Zero 2023 commitment.