UK Government Department for Business, Energy & Industrial Strategy Emissions Factors

This article outlines the key emission factors used from the Department for Business, Energy & Industrial Strategy (BEIS) formally known as UK Department for Environment Food & Rural Affairs (DEFRA).

The UK BEIS Conversion Factors are for use by UK and international organisations to report on greenhouse gas emissions.  

The factors are published annually and allow organisations to calculate greenhouse gas emissions from a wide range of activities.  

Pathzero uses key emissions factors including: 

Scope 1 

  • Stationary combustion emission factors (kg CO2e1/GJ) 
  • Mobile combustion emission factors (kg CO2e/GJ) 

Scope 3 

  • Business air travel emission factors (kg CO2e/passenger km) 
  • Land travel emission factors (kg CO2e/km) 
  • Accommodation emission factors (kg CO2e/Room per night)* 
  • Waste disposal emission factors (kg CO2e/tonnes) 
  • Water treatment emission factor (kg CO2e/million litres) 

*The average emissions factor is used for all non-listed countries.