In this capacity, SCS will use its expertise to assist companies in their efforts to disclose their carbon footprint and other climate change data to CDP. In addition, SCS will consult with reporting entities to identify the best options for reducing greenhouse gas emissions and improving their CDP environmental reporting scores.
SCS has been providing carbon footprint and assessment services for more than 20 years, working with clients across a wide range of natural resource, agricultural, and manufactured goods sectors. Its services include carbon footprint assessment and verification, carbon offset credit validation and verification, GHG reduction and related climate mitigation guidance, sustainability consulting, and life cycle assessment, including assessment of co-benefits and tradeoffs.
SCS says it is unique among service providers in its ability to evaluate climate impacts beyond those associated with the standard GHGs addressed under the Kyoto Protocol. For instance, SCS evaluates the effects of short-lived climate pollutants such as black carbon, and emissions influencing regional hot spots around the globe. Its expanded assessment capability enables companies and other entities to more comprehensively and cost-effectively realize their sustainability goals.
In March, the Global Reporting Initiative and CDP published a guide that shows how GRI’s G4 Guidelines and CDP’s 2015 climate change questions are aligned, which means companies can avoid duplicating their disclosure efforts.