This presentation will explore the reasons for and history of the development of the Value Chain Standard, as well as review key requirements for adhering to the Standard. The talk will also outline how companies should prepare to use the Standard as a part of their sustainability program.
Kuhn’s presentation will also explore challenges with value chain GHG emissions accounting and review a case study from an ongoing GHG emissions inventory project currently being led by the speaker’s consulting firm.
More and more companies are learning that it’s important to gather metrics about their environmental impacts if they truly want to become “sustainable” companies. In the area of greenhouse gas (“GHG”) emissions, since 2004 companies have had a tool to measure GHG emissions from their operations and energy purchases: the GHG Protocol’s “Corporate Standard for Accounting and Reporting.” In an effort to give companies tools that can help them quantify GHG emissions in areas of their value chain outside of their own operations, in October 2011 the GHG Protocol published a new standard, the “Value Chain (Scope 3) Standard for Accounting and Reporting.” This new standard covers those areas of corporate business activity and will rapidly become the de facto tool of choice for companies that want to collect and report data about an important environmental impact so that they can improve their value chain processes and their products to lessen that impact.
This event is limited to only 50 people.
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