In 2021, Fluor’s GHG emissions for Scope 1 and Scope 2 totaled approximately 46,000 tCO2e, or metric tons of carbon dioxide equivalent. These carbon footprint measurements provide the quantitative basis for Fluor's Net Zero 2023 commitment.
Fluor's absolute GHG emissions reflect the complexity of opening, closing, expanding, consolidating and maintaining space in our facilities around the globe.
Since we closed some of our facilities based on our business activity as well as implemented remote working and travel restrictions due to the COVID-19 pandemic, between 2019 and 2020, Fluor experienced a significant reduction in our Scope 2 and Scope 3 emissions.
In 2021, Fluor reopened some of our facilities and added TRS Staffing Solutions℠ offices to our reporting; therefore, between 2020 and 2021, Fluor experienced an increase of 14.6 percent in our Scope 1 direct GHG emissions. From 2020 to 2021, there was a reduction of 14.9 percent in Scope 2 indirect GHG emissions (from consumption of purchased electricity and steam) due to energy reduction initiatives implemented by our offices.
In general, Fluor is not governed by a requirement to measure our carbon footprint, except for Fluor’s United Kingdom operations that are subject to carbon emissions regulations; however, we are taking action to address our company-wide emissions by committing to reduce our operations Scope 1 and Scope 2 GHG emissions to zero by the end of 2023.