The World Business Council for Sustainable Development or WBSCD is a global association comprised of about 200 companies focused on the interactions, complexities, and opportunities between business and sustainable development. It is a reputable and internationally recognized source for emissions factors, reporting and accounting methodologies, and best practice solutions in [...]
A reporting metric is a method of presenting GHG emissions data in a way that is relevant, familiar, and useful to an organization, and that facilitates the comparison of emissions over time. They are often industry-specific.
The Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change is a scientific body that evaluates the risk associated with climate change presented by anthropogenic emissions and activities; IPCC published reports are widely respected in the field of climate change.
Corporate Social Responsibility or CSR is a concept whereby a business takes responsibility for and interest in the impact of its activities on the environment, the community, on consumers, and on its employees.
Measure of global warming calculated by applying the global warming potential to the emissions of each contributing greenhouse gas; used to express the normalized global warming impact of each greenhouse gas.
Founded in 2015, the Science Based Targets Initiative (SBTi) created a set of Science Based Targets (SBT) to encourage businesses to set science-based emission reductions targets based on climate science.
There are three emissions scopes. Scope 2 indirect emissions sources are associated with the generation of electricity, heat, steam and/or cooling; reporting of all scope 2 emissions is mandatory under the WBCSD/WRI protocol
There are three emissions scopes. Scope 1 emissions are direct emissions sources resulting from company owned machinery, facilities, and vehicles; reporting of all scope 1 emissions is mandatory under the WBCSD/WRI protocol
There are three emissions scopes. Scope 3 are indirect emissions which result from all other activities and sources not covered in scope 2. This includes business travel, commuting, waste, and 3rd party deliveries; reporting of all scope 3 emissions is typically not mandatory.
In GHG reporting and accounting, a year chosen as a basis against which future emissions are compared.
Founded in 2015, the Science Based Targets Initiative (SBTi) created a set of Science Based Targets to encourage businesses to set science-based emission reductions targets based on climate science. In 2021 the SBTi also released the Corporate Net Zero Standard, a framework aiming to keep companies on track within the [...]
In the UK, the SECR (Streamlined Energy and Carbon Reporting) regulations replaced the Carbon Reduction Commitment (CRC) scheme on 1st April 2019 in an attempt to simplify reporting requirements whilst bringing almost 8,000 more businesses into the UK’s mandatory carbon reporting. The reporting requirement of energy and carbon for all [...]