GRI Standards

GRI 305: Emissions Section/Comments
GRI 103-1 Management approach: Explanation of the material topic and its boundary

Material aspects & scope

GRI 103-2 Management approach: The management approach and its components
GRI 103-3 Management approach: Evaluation of the management approach
GRI 305-1 Direct (Scope 1) GHG emissions 2777 MT of CO2 eq
GRI 305-2 Energy indirect (Scope 2) GHG emissions 36633 MT of CO2 eq
GRI 305-3 Other indirect (Scope 3) GHG emissions

This year, we have partnered with subject-matter experts to evaluate our detailed Scope 3 inventorisation to ensure completeness and correctness of the total emissions.

GRI 305-4 GHG emissions intensity 0.11(MT of emissions/MT of production)
GRI 305-5 Reduction of GHG emissions Green House Gas emissions
GRI 305-6 Emissions of ozone-depleting substances (ODS)

Air emissions

GRI 305-7 Nitrogen oxides (NOX), sulfur oxides (SOX), and
other significant air emissions

Green House Gas (GHG) Emissions

At KNPL, we understand our responsibility of tackling climate change and therefore set over-arching targets to reduce our carbon footprint through our operations, sensitise our value chain on the impact and have Board-level oversight to mitigate the forecasted risks. In addition to GHG emissions, we also track and curb other significant air emissions caused due to our operations.

Types of GHG Emissions accounted Activities Scope of Data
Scope 1 GHG Emissions: Direct GHG Emissions
  • Captive power generation from Diesel Generator DG
  • HSD consumption in boilers
KNPL India operations
Scope 2 GHG Emissions: Indirect GHG Emissions
  • Power imported from grid
KNPL India operations

In FY21-22, we have partnered with subject-matter experts to evaluate our detailed Scope 3 inventorisation to ensure completeness and correctness of the total emissions. We have identified the relevant categories applicable to our organisation:
Category 1: Purchased Goods and Services
Category 2: Capital Goods
Category 3: Fuel- and Energy-Related Activities Not Included in Scope 1 or Scope 2
Category 4: Upstream Transportation and Distribution
Category 5: Waste Generated in Operations
Category 6: Business Travel
Category 7: Employee Commuting
Category 8: Upstream Leased Assets
Category 9: Downstream Transportation and Distribution
Category 10: Processing of Sold Products Category 11: Use of Sold Products

GHG Emission Intensity - Methodology Followed

The GHG emissions are estimated based on guidelines emission Intensity by 5% year-on-year. defined in the World Resource Institute’s (WRI) Greenhouse Gas (GHG) Protocol and CEA (Central Electrical Authority) database. Relevant industry standard emission factors and emission factors prescribed by the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) have been used appropriately to determine GHG emissions.

Financial Year Scope 1 Scope 2 Total Emissions
(CO2 eq. in MT)
Emission (in MT)
per MT of Production
2015-16 6886 36532 43418 0.16
2016-17 6449 38273 44722 0.16
2017-18 5461 40228 45689 0.15
2018-19 4111 40672 44783 0.14
2019-20 1419 36721 38140 0.13
2020-21 1087 31969 33056 0.11
2021-22 2777 36633 39410 0.11
  • Increase in absolute emissions is due to the incorporation of 2 additional Manufacturing facilities – Marpol (Goa) and Perma (Sarigam) in our scope
  • Method of Calculation: GHG Emission Intensity is the ratio of GHG emissions (Scope 1 + Scope 2) to Total Production of Finished Goods during specified period

Air Emission

The emissions and air quality levels are periodically monitored by external agencies. All our manufacturing sites have requisite controls and measures in place to manage these emissions and ensure the levels well within the prescribed limits. We ensure compliance with limits recommended in the National Ambient Air Quality Standards (NAAQS) 2009.
In addition to conventional air pollution control devices like Air Handling Units (AHUs), Dust Collectors, Fume Extractors, and Forced Draft Ventilation systems, we have also installed Scrubbers in the resin area and Cyclone Separator in solid fuel boilers to reduce Suspended Particulate Matter (SPM). Our vents are equipped with Activated carbon filter to filter air emissions before discharge into ambient atmosphere. For continuous monitoring, provision of online stack monitoring systems are made to ensure compliance with permissible limits

Reduction of GHG emissions

  • Increasing renewable portfolio – Solar and Wind Power, Cleaner Fuels
  • Consistent tracking and monitoring of our GHG emissions through customised GHG Accounting Tool Dedicated EHS and Climate Change Framework
  • Detailed Scope 3 inventorisation
  • Establish GHG reduction targets in line with Science Based Target initiative

During the reporting period, we responded to CDP questionnaire for Climate change and secured a rating of C (Awareness: Knowledge of impacts on, and of, climate issues). As a responsible organisation, we aim to improve this rating in coming years.

Improved Air Quality Diligent monitoring

  • Ambient air quality, stack emissions, VOC levels
  • Deployment of advanced air pollution control devices
  • Adoption of refrigerant gas with zero ozone depleting potential

Emissions of Ozone-Depleting Substances (ODS)

In regards to ODS emissions, ozone depleting R-22 refrigerant is in use only in limited quantities at old facilities for work area air conditioning; while R-134a and R-407c, refrigerant gas with zero ozone depleting potential is majorly used organisation-wide.