According to the methodology developed by ADEME and the French government, Scope 3 of the national low-carbon strategy corresponds to indirect greenhouse gas emissions. Item 16 of Scope 3 relates to “Transport of visitors and customers”.
This position represents:
“The energy required to transport clients and visitors to the PM (Legal Person). This only concerns sources not counted in categories 1 and 2. The so-called “upstream” emissions of energy (extraction, transport, refining, distribution) as well as those linked to the manufacture of rolling stock will be included in the calculation – these are not considered negligible.
From a purely computational point of view, there is no fundamental difference with the methods used for the calculation of other items concerning the movement of passenger transport […]
The calculation is carried out by estimating the distance of the return trip between the address of the visitor and the address of the PM which carries out its assessment. However, a specificity associated with this position concerns the allocation of the journey. Indeed, in some cases, the visit of a customer or supplier does not take place directly between the origin and the destination. For example, it is likely that a sales representative who visits the PM will organize a “sightseeing tour” in his day. Likewise, a citizen-type client may have had personal activities during his trip to the PM. It is therefore advisable, if this item is significant for the PM, to make allocations (distribution keys) to allocate to this item a share of the emissions for the entire route. ”
For the Juno Beach Center, this item represents the energy needed to transport visitors to the museum.