14 Mar 23

Understanding GHG Protocol and its role in measuring GHG emissions

Greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions are a major contributor to climate change, thus reduction efforts are crucial in addressing global environmental challenges. It is important to have a standardised methodology for measuring and reporting such emissions, in order to track these efforts and mitigate the effects of emissions.

The GHG Protocol is a widely recognised standardised framework for quantifying and reporting GHG emissions. It provides guidelines and tools for companies, governments, and other organisations to measure and report their GHG emissions in a consistent and transparent manner.

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GHG Protocol , Environment

11 Apr 22

4 things to consider when calculating GHG emissions across a portfolio

Calculating the GHG or carbon emissions of an organisation is a key KPI for businesses to communicate their impact on the environment to stakeholders. Commonly grouped into scopes, reporting on GHG impacts in different categories provides transparency on where the impacts have occurred within a business’s operations.

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GHG Protocol , Environment

6 Dec 21

How to report GHG emissions from data centres and cloud services guide

Greenstone has published a guide on 'How to report GHG emissions from data centres and cloud services guide' designed to help sustainability and ESG professionals accurately measure and report GHG emissions from data centres and cloud services.

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GHG Protocol , Emissions factors , Environment

21 Sep 21

GHG and carbon emissions and their role in limiting warming to 1.5°C

With the latest IPCC report, the much anticipated COP26 conference and almost constant news reports on the subject, climate change and the reduction of carbon now seem to be at the centre of most discussions. As our attention is turned towards the ways businesses can act now to limit warming to 1.5°C, some terms used can lead to confusion.

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GHG Protocol , Environment , sustainability software

29 Mar 21

Scope 3 Greenhouse Gas (GHG) emissions explained

As more and more organisations set ambitious reduction targets, it is becoming increasingly essential that they are able to measure and reduce greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions associated with their value chain.

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GHG Protocol , scope 3

12 Feb 15

Everything you should know about the new GHG Protocol Scope 2 Guidance

Powersupply-1The GHG Protocol’s Corporate Accounting and Reporting Standard is the leading global methodology for calculating the emissions of corporate organisations. As well as providing guidance for organisations on how best to report emissions in a consistent and transparent way, the standard underpins our software solutions at Greenstone. We use the GHG Protocol to apply location-based emissions factors and in doing so automate and streamline the use of the Standard for our clients.

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Non-Financial Reporting , GHG Protocol

18 Jul 14

Home Office Partners with Greenstone to Measure ICT Energy and Carbon Footprint

The Home Office has become the latest UK Government department to measure its ICT related energy and GHG emissions using Greenstone’s Enterprise system.  The department produced its annual ICT footprint as part of the Cabinet Office Greening Government ICT programme. 

In 2011, the UK Government launched its ‘Greening ICT Strategy’ with a vision to create “a cost-effective and energy-efficient ICT estate…..with reduced environmental impacts to enable new and sustainable ways of working for the public sector.” As a result, 15 central government departments are required to submit an annual report outlining their progress on mandated commitments and actions on greening their ICT estate to the Cabinet Office.

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GHG Protocol

30 Apr 14

How to Reduce your IT Carbon Footprint

ICT equipment can account for 15% of electricity consumption in offices and 2% of overall global greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions, a figure which is set to rise.  With energy prices continuing to increase, companies need to find ways to lower without compromising innovation.  Significant savings can be achieved by following a few simple steps.

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GHG Protocol