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.

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


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