GHG Inventory & Reporting

A GHG (Green House Gas) inventory provides a company with a quantification of the emissions occurring as a result of their operations. These reports contain the sources and quantities of GHG emissions where data is available, along with the sources and quantities of GHG removals, and provides a tally of the net GHG emissions. Our GHG inventory audits are guided under the ISO 14064-1 framework.

The Purpose

The purpose of these inventories is to assess the amount and sources of emissions produced by a company as accurately as possible. As future inventories are conducted, GHG emissions can be tracked over time and the impact of a companies GHG reduction and environmental sustainability efforts can be evaluated. These inventory audits are conducted on a voluntary basis and is not required under current provincial or federal reporting requirements.

Our inventory reports are developed using the World Resources Institute (WRI) and the World Business Council for Sustainable Development (WBCSD) protocols. Emissions are reported in equivalent metric tonnes carbon dioxide (MT C02e).

The Greenhouse Gas Protocol (GHG Protocol) was also used as it provides a clear means of accounting, quantifying, and managing GHG emissions. The GHG protocol uses three broad scopes to categorize direct and indirect emissions:

Scope 1

Direct GHG Emissions from Sources owned or controlled by the organization

  • Fuel Combustion
  • On-site Energy Generation
  • Company Vehicles

Scope 2

Indirect GHG emissions from the generation of electricity consumed by the organization

  • Purchased Energy

Scope 3

All other indirect emissions from sources not owned or controlled by the organization. Reporting is optional.

  • Water
  • Procurement
  • Travel
  • Waste
Carbon Emission Scope

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