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Greenhouse gas emissions


Total Scope 1 and 2 GHG emissions (Metric tons CO2e)

2005 2013 2014 2015 2016
Scope 1 Direct 28,679 15,624 20,461 20,996 19,527
Scope 2 Indirect 185,223 100,454 100,036 112,737 107,303
Total Scope 1 and 2 GHG Emissions 213,902 116,078 120,497 133,733 126,830


Scope 1 and 2 GHG emissions intensity (Metric tons CO2e/sq ft)

2015 2016
Scope 1 Direct 0.0037 0.0034
Scope 2 Indirect 0.0198 0.0187
Total Scope 1 and 2 GHG Emissions 0.0235 0.0221


Greenhouse gas emissions by scope and type (Metric tons CO2e)

Scope 1 emissions 2013 2014 2015 2016
Natural Gas 15,371 15,243 17,543 15,489
Diesel/gas oil 253 157 157 144
Refrigerants - 2,838 1,083 1,715
Owned vehicles/transportation fleet - 2,223 2,213 2,179
Total 15,624 20,461 20,996 19,527
Scope 2 emissions 2013 2014 2015 2016
Electricity (purchased) 100,454 100,036 112,737 107,303
Scope 3 emissions 2013 2014 2015 2016
Purchased Goods and Services (Category 1) - - - 251,795
Capital Goods (Category 2) - - - 7,114
Upstream Transport (Category 4) - - - 16,723
Waste in Operations (Category 5) - - - 150
Business Travel (Category 6) 7,974 11,553 17,634 17,821
Employee Commuting (Category 7) - - - 24,569
Use of Sold Products, Upstream Transport (Categories 11, 4) - - - 14,164,318
End of Life Treatment of Sold Products (Category 12) - - - 2,202
Downstream Leased Assets (Category 13) - - 22,862 24,841
Total 7974 11,553 40,496 14,509,533



GHG consumption boundary and accounting methodology

Organizational boundary

The boundary for GHG emissions covers Scope 1, Scope 2 and Scope 3 emissions.

Scope 1/Direct emissions include the use of fossil fuels, refrigerants and fleet vehicle transport based on available data.

  • Scope 1 fossil fuel data was reported by the following Lexmark sites: Lexington, Kentucky; Boulder, Colorado; Lenexa, Kansas; Cebu City, Philippines; Juarez, Mexico; Kolkata, India; Budapest, Hungary; and Basingstoke, United Kingdom, representing 77 percent of Lexmark’s 2016 square footage of occupied space.
  • Scope 1 refrigerant usage was reported for Lexington, Kentucky; Boulder, Colorado; Juarez, Mexico; and Kolkata, India, representing 60 percent of Lexmark’s 2016 square footage of occupied space.
  • Scope 1 vehicle data was provided from sites in the United States, Canada and Switzerland; Austria, Germany; Budapest, Hungary; Juarez, Mexico; Shenzhen, China; Kolkata, India; and Cebu City, Philippines. Leased/owned vehicle reports are provided by rental agencies and/or site estimations.

The Scope 2 emissions boundary represents indirect energy consumption/electrical power purchased for use at approximately 100 percent of Lexmark owned and leased locations using the operational control approach. Data prior to the 2015 base year will not be recalculated.

Scope 1 and 2 GHG emission intensity is calculated per Lexmark square footage. 2015 square footage: 5,680,257 and 2016 square footage: 5,734,639.

Data input and calculation methodology

Lexmark publicly reports GHG emissions that are related to the use of direct and indirect energy through the Carbon Disclosure Project. Using the World Business Council for Sustainable Development (WBCSD) and World Resource Institute (WRI) Greenhouse Gas Protocol (GHG Protocol) methodology, we track greenhouse gas emissions, as well as our use of natural gas, fuel oil, diesel, gasoline and electricity.

Scope 1 emissions

Scope 1 emissions data is received from site inputs such as onsite refrigerant tracking, natural gas utility bills and maintenance records.

Scope 2 emissions

Scope 2 emissions are calculated based on energy usage for all owned and operated sites. Data is calculated from utility bills or landlord billings where available. For leased sites where metered data is available through utility bills and other invoices, the data is compared to the average intensity for the region and increased for HVAC energy support if higher or left the same as a region otherwise. For leased sites where no metered data is available, current International Energy Agency (IEA) data for the country is used to estimate usage, and all energy use (direct office use and HVAC support) is assumed to be electrically derived.

Scope 3 GHG emissions

Category Description Scope/Methodology
Category 1 Purchased Goods and Services Lexmark conducts Life Cycle Assessments (LCAs) of our imaging equipment in accordance to ISO 14040 and ISO 14044. The LCAs cover the emissions of our products from raw material extraction and processing through manufacturing and distribution through use and end-of-life and will be used to report estimated emissions for Purchased Goods and Services, as well as other Scope 3 categories. Assumptions and methodology behind our LCAs may be found in our EPDs, which are published according to ISO 14045 and third party verified for completeness and accuracy. A small amount of dot matrix printers and older laser models are not included. 2016 reporting does not include full cartridge impacts; but will be a goal of future reporting.
Category 2 Capital Goods Assessed using average-spend based method and emission factors from Embodied Energy and Emission Intensity Data (3E1D) published by the National Institute for Environmental Studies Center for Global Environmental Research.
Category 3 Fuel and energy related activities not accounted for in Scope 1 and 2 Not applicable to Lexmark at this time.
Category 4 Upstream Transport Emissions calculated using the distance-based method for inbound, outbound and LCCP product logistics impacts in EMEA. Assumptions for transport within the U.S. are calculated as part of the imaging equipment LCAs and reported through Category 11, Use of sold products
Category 5 Waste in Operations Emissions resulting from non-hazardous and hazardous waste disposal at Lexmark reporting locations (see Waste Management section/Waste Dashboard for locations) assessed using the waste-type-specific method. Tools used for calculation include the US Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) Waste Reduction Model (WARM), Version 14 and Waste Sector GHG Protocol Calculation Tool, Version 5, October 2013. Avoided emissions are not included.
Category 6 Business Travel Covers business travel worldwide based on availability of data. 2016 reporting covers data as reported for U.S. (rentals and fleet vehicles), Canada (rentals and fleet vehicles), Kolkata, Cebu, Shenzhen, Juarez, Switzerland, Austria, Germany and Budapest. Air travel is currently reported for locations worldwide using our primary corporate travel agencies. We estimate that the data not currently reported is minimal. Leased vehicle reports are provided by rental agencies. Travel agency partners provide reports for business travel via air.
Category 7 Employee Commuting Estimated using the average data method. When available, average annual working days data was sourced for representative geographies. Vehicle types and average commute distances were primarily based on a U.S. trans­portation survey, with inputs from geographies where data existed. The World Resources Institute (2015) GHG Protocol tool for mobile combustion, Version 2.6 was used for calculation.
Category 8 Upstream Leased Assets Not applicable at this time.
Category 9 Downstream Transport Not applicable at this time.
Category 10 Processing of Sold Products Not assessed at this time.
Category 11 Use of Sold Products Calculated as part of the imaging equipment LCAs.
Category 12 End of Life Treatment of Sold Products Calculated as part of the imaging equipment LCAs. Emissions from processing cartridges returned to Lexmark through LCCP are captured in Scopes 1 and 2 for Lexmark-owned return facilities.
Category 13 Downstream Leased Assets Data included for Lexmark owned space leased to tenants for which the tenant has operational control.
Category 14 Franchises Not applicable to Lexmark at this time.
Category 15 Investments Not applicable to Lexmark at this time.




Regulated air emissions (U.S. short tons per year)


Methane 2013 2014 2015 2016
Lexington, KY, U.S. 0.13 0.12 0.12 0.11
Volatile organic compounds (non-methane) 2013 2014 2015 2016
Boulder, CO, U.S. 4.58 4.39 4.28 5.06
Lexington, KY, U.S. 0.33 0.31 0.31 0.29
Juarez, Mexico 11.9 23.53 34.04 16.60
SOx 2013 2014 2015 2016
Lexington, KY, U.S. 0.06 0.05 0.06 0.04
Juarez, Mexico 0.03 0.03 0.03 0.02
NOx 2013 2014 2015 2016
Boulder, CO, U.S. 0.01 - - -
Lexington, KY, U.S. 5.93 5.44 5.49 5.15
Juarez, Mexico 2.44 2.66 3.15 1.86
CO2 2013 2014 2015 2016
Boulder, CO, U.S. 372.10 358.05 347.90 379.00
Lexington, KY, U.S. 6,922.00 6,097.00 6,038.81 5,895.01
Juarez, Mexico 3,090.85 3,382.96 4,009.65 2,361.45
Particulate matter (PM10) 2013 2014 2015 2016
Boulder, CO, U.S. 0.06 0.06 0.06 0.06
Lexington, KY, U.S. 0.45 0.41 0.41 0.39
Juarez, Mexico 4.34 0.25 0.24 0.14
Hazardous air pollutants 2013 2014 2015 2016
Boulder, CO, U.S. 0.24 0.25 0.17 0.27
Lexington, KY, U.S. 0.10 0.09 0.09 0.09
Toxic release inventory (TRI) 2013 2014 2015 2016
Boulder, CO, U.S. 1.85 1.53 1.89 1.77
Registro de Emisiones y Transferencia de Contaminantes (RETC) 2013 2014 2015 2016
Juarez, Mexico - 4,165.95 3,113.03 1,831.84


Regulated air emission boundary and accounting methodology

Regulated air emissions are reported for our primary research and development and manufacturing locations, with the exception of Cebu City, Philippines.

Lexmark monitors regulated air emissions and submits the necessary reports to agencies requesting this information. Meeting our goals to reduce or eliminate toxic release inventory (TRI) chemicals on site, Lexmark works to maintain minimal emissions

An error was identified in the program that calculates Volatile Organic Compounds (non-methane), CO2 and Hazardous Air Pollutant at the Boulder location. The 2016 data reflects the program change; prior years have not been recalculated.