21 Jan 14

Are you reporting against India's National Voluntary Guidelines?

The National Voluntary Guidelines on Social, Environmental and Economic Responsibilities of Business (NVGs) are a set of guidelines to help the corporate sector improve CSR reporting in India. Greenstone’s Enterprise software now includes emissions factors from the Government of India’s ‘CO2 Baseline Database for the Indian Power Sector’1

This offers Greenstone clients the option to use nationally recognised emissions factors compiled from all grid-connected power stations in India. The emissions factors offer different emissions factors for each Indian state based on India’s two main electricity grid systems: the Integrated Northern, Eastern, Western, and North-Eastern regional grid (NEWNE) and the Southern Grid. For each grid, the main emission factors are calculated by the Central Electricity Authority in accordance with relevant Clean Development Mechanism (CDM) methodologies.

Calculating accurate carbon emissions aligns with the corporate reporting principles of India’s “National Voluntary Guidelines”. These guidelines encourage organisations to respect, protect, and make efforts to restore the environment by reporting their CSR performance.

Greenstone will update future Indian power sector emissions factors as they are published by India’s Central Electricity Authority.

If you would like more information, you can talk to us.


Reference 1: “CO2 Baseline Database for the Indian Power Sector. User Guide. Version 8.0. January 2013” Central Electricity 

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