The GHG protocol Scope 2 market-based method reflects emissions from electricity that companies have purposefully chosen to procure and report on.

 

This differs from the GHG protocol Scope 2 location-based method, which looks at the average carbon emissions for the country of operation, which is mandatory to include on your GHG reporting. For the UK, you can find the location-based average emission factors from the Government website which are updated annually.