Corporate Greenhouse Gas Inventory and Benchmarking

Ballard Power Systems Inc.

Ballard Power Systems Inc. (Ballard) is a leading global provider of innovative clean energy and hydrogen fuel cell solutions. Their products and technologies include zero-emissions fuel cells for electric buses, heavy-duty vehicles and marine vessels, which drive sustainable mobility. With operations across Canada, USA, China and Denmark, Ballard is working towards delivering fuel cell power for a sustainable planet. Ostrom has been helping Ballard understand and reduce their emissions since 2019. To learn more about the LCAs completed for Ballard to date, visit:

Our Involvement

Ostrom partnered with Ballard to quantify their organization’s corporate GHG emissions in Canada and Europe from 2017 – 2020. By calculating emissions for their administrative, R&D, and manufacturing facilities, Ostrom enabled them to better understand how their various operations affect their overall carbon footprint. We also completed a benchmarking exercise comparing their emissions intensities to other companies in their sector and large technology firms, to further pinpoint areas for a focused effort on reductions.

Outcome​

Once corporate emissions had been calculated, Ballard was able to target their largest sources of GHGs. Ostrom assisted with identifying significant opportunities for reductions, and Ballard was able to decrease their emissions per employee by 25% from 2019 to 2020. Ballard has set a goal of being carbon neutral by 2030. They offset 15% of their 2020 emissions and have committed to increasing their offset purchases each year until all unavoidable emissions are offset by 2030.

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