How we set the targets
In 2019, Aecon became the first Canadian construction company to publish a comprehensive inventory of our GHG emissions. The inventory was prepared in accordance with the Greenhouse Gas Protocol. This data enables us to make better energy decisions, set targets, and identify promising areas for emissions reduction efforts.
The 2019 inventory included emissions associated with our corporate activities (regional headquarters, fleet vehicles and business air travel). We reported those findings in our 2019 Sustainability Report, released in August 2020. In 2020, we took the significant step of expanding our GHG inventory to include our construction projects and production facilities. The findings are included in our 2020 Sustainability Report. The insight we now have into our direct emissions from all sources, corporate and operational, enabled us to set meaningful targets and manage and improve the activities that impact climate change the most.