Scope 3 Emissions

Scope 3 emissions are indirect emissions that are influenced by the university's operations but not directly emitted by the university. There are fifteen categories of scope 3 emissions, as defined in the Greenhouse Gas Protocol. Eight of the fifteen categories are applicable to Stanford’s Scope 3 Emissions Program.

View the Full scope 3 emissions inventory

Click the icons to learn more about each of the eight categories.
Business Travel Student Travel Fuel and Energy Activities
Waste Employee Commuting Construction
Purchased Goods & Services
Leases Food Purchases


For detailed reports on each category and a compilation of student projects in this area, visit the Scope 3 Emissions Resource Library.