Measurement, reporting & verification
A GHG inventory (commonly referred to as carbon footprint) allows you to gain a full understanding of your business’s carbon and energy performance, and reveal potential ‘hot spots’ and opportunities by examining the relationship between carbon emissions, energy consumption and other business metrics. Having a robust carbon footprint assists your disclosure under the National Greenhouse and Energy Reporting scheme (NGERS), the National Carbon Offset Standard, Airport Carbon Accreditation, CORSIA, the CDP or implement the recommendations of the Task Force on Climate-related Financial Disclosure.
are prepared in accordance with the ISO 14064 series, the GHG Protocol and supplementing guidance documents, and relevant legislation and program requirements such as NGERS, NCOS, or Airport Carbon Accreditation;
include information that is relevant, complete, consistent, transparent and accurate;
are based on the best data available at the time of publication, while being transparent about the data’s limitations;
communicate material discrepancies identified and offer opportunities for improvement; and
use both the location-based and market-based approach to reporting your organisation’s GHG emissions for its chosen inventory boundary.
Organisational and operational boundaries
We can assist you in determining the organisational and operational boundaries. These boundaries are imaginary lines encompassing the carbon emissions to be included in a GHG inventory. Organisational boundaries determine which operations are owned or controlled by your organisation and therefore should be included in GHG inventory, while operational boundaries determine which operations generate carbon emissions and need to be included in the GHG inventory, and how those sources should be classified.
We clarify whether your organisation has operational control over facilities and activities. Operational control exists when your organisation, or one of its subsidiaries, has the full authority to introduce and implement operating policies at the operation. This approach is consistent with the common practice of reporting emissions for each facility operated by your organisation.
Development of standard operating procedures
We support your organisation with developing carbon accounting and reporting procedures which align with the requirements and recommendations set out under ISO 14064-1 and meet the requirements of transparency, sector comparability, accuracy and complete data capture.
We conduct verification of your GHG statement, the factual and objective statement of performance related to your organisation’s greenhouse gases. We perform a systematic assessment to confirm, with supporting evidence, that your GHG statement regarding past GHG performance
has been appropriately calculated and truthfully reported;
complies with relevant requirements ;
conforms with relevant standards and approved methodologies; and
is free of material misstatement.
The GHG statement may pertain to
The amount of GHG emissions during a given period of time;
The amount of emission reductions or removal enhancements during a given period of time;
Conformance to a GHG standard, such as ISO 14064-1 or ISO 14064-2; and/or
Compliance with GHG program rules, such as NCOS Carbon Neutral Program or Airport Carbon Accreditation.