Twelve founding members of the newly launched Brazil Greenhouse Gas Protocol Program have voluntarily agreed to report their global-warming emissions, the World Resources Institute reports.
The Brazil GHG Protocol Program will serve as a voluntary registry — with the information available to the public online — of corporate GHG emissions, similar to The Climate Registry in North America.
The program will use the GHG Protocol, which was created by the World Resources Institute and the World Business Council for Sustainable Development.
Founding members of the Brazil GHG Protocol Program include: Alcoa, Anglo American, Arcelor Mittal, Banco do Brasil, Bradesco, CNEC, Copel, Ford, Grupo Abril, Natura, Nova Petroquímica, O Boticário, Petrobras, Sadia, Votorantim, and Wal-Mart Brasil.
The California Climate Action Registry launched Climate Action Reserve last month, to create standards for the voluntary carbon market.
Alcoa was among the 54 organizations named “Founding Reporters” of The Climate Registry in January, pledging along with the others, to measure, independently verify and publicly report their GHG emissions.