In line with the Greenhouse Gas Protocol Corporate Standard, we’ve chosen to implement an Operational Control approach for our GHG emissions accounting and reporting. This approach allows us to focus on the emissions from facilities and operations where we have direct authority to introduce and implement operating, health and safety, and environmental policies.
As we continue to monitor and report our GHG emissions, we remain dedicated to seeking opportunities for improvements and investing in energy-efficient technologies and renewable energy sources.
In accordance with the Greenhouse Gas Protocol Corporate Standard, Ad Hoc does not have any owned or controlled sources of emissions, such as fuel combustion in company-owned vehicles or emissions from manufacturing or chemical production processes.
Our operations primarily consist of developing digital services for government customers. Ad Hoc is a remote-first company, and our employees work from their homes across 45 states and DC. We have small office spaces located in Washington, DC and Columbia, MD that we use for collaborative meetings and events with our federal customers. As a result of this minimal office footprint, our environmental impact stems from indirect GHG emissions associated with purchased electricity (Scope 2 emissions) and emissions from our supply chain, employee commuting, and business travel.
This figure was calculated based on our consumption of 93,115 kilowatt-hours (kWh) of electricity; we consume no natural gas or steam for any of our industrial processes.
We have used the most recent emission factors associated with the PJM Interconnection, which includes Pepco (DC office) and Baltimore Gas and Electric (Columbia office), to convert our energy consumption data into GHG emissions.
|Source||Fuel Type|| Activity Data |
(April 1 - March 31, 2023)
|Emission Factor (t CO2e/kwh)||Total Emissions (t CO2e)|
|Scope 2: Indirect Emissions Columbia, MD||Electricity||7,188 kWh||0.0003819979 t/kWh||2.7458 t|
|Scope 2: Indirect Emissions Washington, DC||Electricity||85,927 kWh||0.0003819979 t/kWh||32.8239 t|
|Total CO2e Emissions||35.5697 t|
Ad Hoc is committed to reducing our environmental impact and improving the sustainability of our operations. To minimize our Scope 2 emissions, we have implemented various measures, including the following:
We will continue to monitor our Scope 2 emissions and identify opportunities to further reduce our environmental impact in line with our commitment to sustainability and global climate change mitigation efforts.
|Source|| Activity Data |
(April 1 - March 31, 2023)
|Emission Factor (t CO2e/km)||Total Emissions (t CO2e)|
|Scope 3: Indirect Emissions Business Travel “Air”|| 133,698 km |
|0.00008018 t/km||10.7170 t|
|Scope 3: Indirect Emissions Business Travel “Road”|| 7,821 km |
|0.0002 t/km||1.5640 t|
|Scope 3: Indirect Emissions Employee Commuting|| 85,939 km |
|0.0002 t/km||17.1880 t|
|Total CO2e Emissions||29.4690 t|
To accurately convert these varied activities into GHG emissions, we have used the most relevant emission factors and adhered to the GHG Protocol Scope 3 Standard. This standard provides guidance for calculating and reporting emissions – specifically business travel using the distance-based method and employee travel using the average-data method. This ensures a holistic approach to understanding our broader climate impact and informs our strategies for reducing emissions beyond our direct operations.