Guiding Environmental Sustainability at Clarivate with Data Driven Insights
As part of our commitment to carbon neutrality by 2024, Clarivate is working with JLL, a leading global real estate services company, to establish a baseline for our carbon footprint. Since we maintain a fully leased real estate portfolio, with energy primarily procured through our various landlords around the world, our current carbon emissions are predominantly categorized as Scope 3, meaning indirect emissions that occur in our value chain. We are continuing to track and report consumption by fuel source wherever data is available.
With our full portfolio including 64 sites, we have focused on the top 24 which is a mix of offices and data centers covering 728,733 square feet in total. Currently, we’re able to get directly metered energy use data for 75% of our top 24 sites. The remaining emissions have been estimated based on the energy use of the whole building, which is adjusted in proportion to the floor area we occupy. The emissions have been calculated using location-based factors in accordance with the UN Greenhouse Gas Protocol.
Important to note, we’re using the 2019 calendar year to develop our realistic carbon footprint baseline since 2020 operations were severely disrupted by the global pandemic. In 2021, our goal is to continue to report and obtain accurate data for all our reporting sites.