First Carbon Footprint Analysis completed in July 2011
Atlantis is a 1539-room luxury resort situated on The Palm Jumeirah in Dubai, UAE. The resort has over 200,000 m2 of water-themed park and a dolphin bay which attracts thousands of visitors every day.
Atlantis commissioned The Neutral Group to carry out its first Carbon Footprint Analysis. This analysis forms the baseline for the resort’s future carbon accounting efforts.
The Neutral Group worked with Atlantis management to define the organisational reporting boundary. All direct and indirect carbon emission sources were mapped and classified under Scopes 1, 2 and 3 in line with the internationally-accepted Greenhouse Gas Protocol.
Data on energy consumption, waste-to-landfill, laundry and fuel usage were converted to carbon dioxide equivalents (CO2e) using relevant conversion factors and calculation methodologies sourced from the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC), among others.
The completed analysis revealed the various sources of CO2e emissions for Atlantis’ energy and environmental management efforts. A framework for setting and reviewing carbon emission reduction targets was developed and included in the final report.