Today we want to tell you a little about the benefits of climate reporting and what to think about when doing so.
Reporting climate impact is a step in the process of detecting climate villains within a business. In addition, it is a fair way to initiate a dialogue with visitors and customers about your organisation's work with one of the greatest challenges of our time. The climate issue is no longer a sub-issue foreclosed for environmentalists, but a human-created phenomenon that affects our entire society, especially vulnerable parts of the world. Customers, employees and other stakeholders are aware of this and reporting climate impact is an important step in finding a climate strategy that suits the planet, business and growing consumer interest. Collecting data from the climate impact of the business is also an important process for following global guidelines from GRI. In this way, climate reporting can form the basis for comprehensive sustainability reports and comprehensive strategic action on climate change.
But...disclosing your organisation's emissions can be tricky. What should be calculated? What perspectives and methods should be used? And, how far into the supply chain should one measure?
Don't worry about the boat. The most important thing is to start with the data and information that is available. If subcontractors have any type of LCA analysis available or if there are other sources then it's a good end to start in. Furthermore, it is important to define the purpose of reporting. Is it for internal use, customers, employees or part of a major sustainability report? This makes the format of the report easier to design and the question of whether one should calculate direct or indirect emissions can be answered. The most important thing to keep in mind is to always declare how the data is produced and for what time interval it applies.
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