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Emissions of Air Pollutants
Emissions of Air Pollutants
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This metric is intended to capture the amount of air pollution emitted from the organization during the reporting period.

Air pollution covers disclosure requirements related to the organization's emissions into air, and prevention, control, and reduction of such emissions and thus pollution. In particular, ‘pollution of air’ means the direct or indirect introduction into air, as a result of human activity, of substances, vibrations, heat, or noise which may be harmful to human health or the quality of the environment, result in damage to material property, or impair or interfere with amenities and other legitimate uses of the environment.

The air pollutants for which disclosure shall be reported include, but are not limited to:

  1. Ammonia (NH3)

  2. Volatile organic compounds (VOCs) - benzene, toluene, ethylbenzene and xylenes

  3. Nitrogen oxides (NOx)

  4. Sulphur oxides (S0x)

  5. Fine particulate matters PM2.5

  6. Particulate matter PM10

  7. Heavy metals, including lead, nickel and cadmium (viii) carbon monoxide (CO)

  8. Persistent organic pollutants (POPs)

  9. Ozone depleting substances (ODS)

  10. Other (hazardous) chemicals regulated by REACH and CLP and their compounds (e.g. substances of very high concern: chlorine, fluorine, bromine, iodine, asbestos, cyanides, arsenic, other carcinogenic, mutagenic and reprotoxic chemicals (CMRs), PBTs, EDCs)

  11. Other physical pollutants (heat, noise, light, radiation, odour)

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