In line with the Greenhouse Gas Protocol Corporate Standard, Highlight is committed to the public disclosure of it’s Scope 1 and 2 GHG emissions. These emissions were calculated in accordance with the GHG Protocol Corporate Accounting and Reporting Standard. Highlight is committed to reducing our environmental impact and improving the sustainability of our operations.
We will continue to monitor our Scope 2 emissions and identify opportunities to further reduce our environmental impact in line with our commitment to sustainability and global climate change mitigation efforts.
Scope 1: Fleet Vehicles and Generators
We used vehicle make, model, and mileage data provided by our corporate office staff associated with the vehicle to calculate emissions. We converted the reported data into CO2e emissions using GHG Protocol’s tool for calculating emissions from mobile sources. Emissions in the calculation include CO2, CH4, and N2O, and the emissions factors and global warming potential values used were from the EPA GHG Emission Factors from Emission Factors for Greenhouse Gas Inventories (www.epa.gov).
Scope 2: Facilities
The company occupies approximately 7000 square feet of leased space and 0 square feet of residential space. Consequently, all facilities emissions fall within Scope 2. We used data from company and individual utility bills to calculate average kilowatt hours (kWh) of electricity used within these facilities.
After kWh consumption was determined, we used the GHG emissions factors from the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) eGRID202 to calculate each building’s emissions (differentiated by region). The formula we used to calculate emissions is: GHG emissions = Electricity consumed (in MWh) x EPA regional GHG emissions factor. We converted nitrogen dioxide and methane emissions to CO2e using global warming potentials from the EPA GHG Emission Factors from Emission Factors for Greenhouse Gas Inventories (www.epa.gov). Emissions in the calculation include CO2, CH4, and N2O.
Scope 3: Business Travel and Commuting
Our calculations include estimated emissions from employee business travel, which we define as work-related air travel, car rentals, billable personal miles, and hotel stays. These estimates were provided by our travel providers, who work closely with us to track the environmental impact of each trip. We also estimate emissions associated with employees’ commutes to and from work. All business travel and commuting emissions are Scope 3. Emissions in the calculations include CO2, CH4, and N2O.
|SCOPE||EMISSION CATEGORY||EMISSION SOURCE||EMISSIONS (tCO2E) 2022||% OF TOTAL EMISSION|
|Scope 1 Emissions||0||0|
|Scope 2 Emissions||4.96||75.48|
|Scope 3 Emissions||1.61||24.52|
|Hong Kong, China||0||0|
|United Arab Emirates||0||0|
Figure 1 – GHG Annual Report
|Scope 1 Emissions||0|
|Scope 2 Emissions||4.96|
|Scope 3 Emissions||1.61|