Greenhouse Gas Accounting for Manufacturers

Jaakko Peltokorpi*, Saija Vatanen, Christoph H. Glock

*Corresponding author for this work

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Legislation and stakeholders increasingly urge European original equipment manufacturers (OEM) to disclose and reduce greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions of their operations and supply chains. However, a sector-specific reporting standard is not yet available for manufacturing industry. This study takes a stepwise approach to identify the GHG emission sources and intensities in further detail. The primary data of a case company, a Finnish gear manufacturer, was supplemented with secondary data from the literature. Using the proposed approach, an OEM share of the total emissions was estimated at 15%. Evaluating emissions of specific suppliers is more difficult as there is little access to the suppliers’ data. The study gives insights for the manufacturers on how to get started with GHG emissions accounting in the factories and supply chains and to show their responsible actions in the climate change mitigation.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationFlexible Automation and Intelligent Manufacturing
Subtitle of host publicationEstablishing Bridges for More Sustainable Manufacturing Systems - Proceedings of FAIM 2023
EditorsFrancisco J. Silva, Luís Pinto Ferreira, José Carlos Sá, Maria Teresa Pereira, Carla M.A. Pinto
Number of pages8
ISBN (Electronic)978-3-031-38165-2
ISBN (Print)978-3-031-38164-5
Publication statusPublished - 2024
MoE publication typeA4 Conference publication
EventInternational Conference on Flexible Automation and Intelligent Manufacturing - Porto, Portugal
Duration: 18 Jun 202322 Jun 2023
Conference number: 32

Publication series

NameLecture Notes in Mechanical Engineering
ISSN (Print)2195-4356
ISSN (Electronic)2195-4364


ConferenceInternational Conference on Flexible Automation and Intelligent Manufacturing
Abbreviated titleFAIM


  • Accounting
  • Factory
  • Gear
  • GHG
  • Greenhouse gas
  • Manufacturing
  • Supply chain


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