The concept of climate change has evolved into a climate emergency, and we believe that the health of our planet is everyone’s responsibility, as business or private citizens. To better understand our own environmental footprint and be more accountable, we have started our climate journey by tracking and measuring our own emissions following the standards set out by the GHG Protocol. We recognize that this is an exercise that will continuously improve and are committed to refining our methodology over time.
The measure for our greenhouse gas emissions is tonnes of Carbon Dioxide Equivalents (tCO2e) — covering the six greenhouse gases defined in the Kyoto Protocol by the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change. These six gases are carbon dioxide (CO2), methane (CH4), nitrous oxide (N2O), hydrofluorocarbons (HFCs), perufluorocarbons (PFCs) and sulphur hexafluoride (SF6).
These are emissions from sources owned or controlled by us – such as gases used to heat our offices
Scope 2 emissions cover indirect emissions, such as purchased electricity for our buildings. To make it tangible: when charging your phone at one of our offices, these emissions tie into scope 2
These emissions stem from activities that are not directly owned or controlled by Adyen - think of air travel and hotel stay duration
With environmental sustainability comprising a key component of responsible business practices, Adyen is committed to further reducing and compensating for our global footprint. We see our sustainability strategy evolving towards a multifaceted approach where supporting critical climate projects is just one component of our broader plan. In the past, we have supported climate projects in collaboration with a third party. Going forward, we recognize the need to continue evolving our approach to project selection based on industry best practices while staying grounded in science.