A short article that shed light on the issue of Eco-labels, using the Sustainability Forest Initiative (SFI) as the case study. Due to some reported misdeeds conducted by SFI, this leads to general questioning and the level of trust placed in these labels and certifications.
This article talks about the GHG Protocol, the most widely used GHG accounting tool that now incorporates measuring for scope 3 emissions , a subset of emissions that is most challenging to account for.
Scope 1 and Scope 2 emissions refer to the carbon emissions produced during operations and energy use of the company. Scope 3 refers to the emissions produced during transportation, supply chain and consumer use. Because of the sheer volume, it is much more challenging to tackle measuring scope 3 emissions. The challenges and progresses in this area are summarised in this article.
In 2008 Groom Energy identified the emerging need within large organizations to track, report and manage their GHG emissions, naming this emerging sector Enterprise Carbon Accounting (ECA). Our research helps companies select software to manage carbon and energy. Our list of active ECA vendors is now up to 75+ vendors and growing.
This is an expanded version of the “Building Environmental Sustainability Measurement Capacity,” section found in the main document. We have included this detailed supplementary document to expand on the factors of choosing the best-suited Carbon Accounting System. In order to select the right fit for your company’s assessment needs, we encourage you to consult this document prior to purchasing a carbon accounting system.
This useful REFOCUS developed tool is designed to help quantify the benefits and set backs of the carbon accounting systems available to you and, once you fill in the information, will provide you with a list of the systems that will work best for you based on the information you entered.
the Greenhouse Gas Institute offers software evaluation service where software providers submit their software for review by GHG Management Institute experts. They have a formal evaluation process and provide evaluation summaries.
The WBCSD is a CEO-led coalition of some 200 international companies in a shared commitment to sustainable development through economic growth, ecological balance, and social progress.
There offer an extensive list of publications, case studies and tools around the business case for sustainability.
Ceres is a non-profit organization advocating for sustainability leadership. They mobilize a powerful network of investors, companies and public interest groups to accelerate and expand the adoption of sustainable business practices and solutions to build a healthy global economy. They focus on business investment practices and policy research .
This article describes the terms typically associated with greenhouse gases including greenhouse gases themselves, carbon dioxide, carbon dioxide equivalent and carbon.