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Most Firms Don’t Report GHG Emissions, Report Says

Most Firms Don’t Report GHG Emissions, Report Says

Only 37 percent of the world’s largest companies report their greenhouse gas emissions fully and correctly, according to research from the Environmental Investment Organisation. The Environmental Tracking Carbon Rankings, which examines the GHG emissions and transparency of the 800 largest companies globally, shows only 21 percent had their data externally … Read more »

SC Johnson Details Scope 3 Emissions, Hits Renewables Goal

SC Johnson Details Scope 3 Emissions, Hits Renewables Goal

The greatest part of SC Johnson’s Scope 3 emissions, 38 percent, comes from customer use of its products, according to the company’s 2011 annual public report. The maker of Glade, Off!, Pledge, Raid and Ziploc brand products said that of its 2009 Scope 3 emissions, 26 percent occurred from “cradle … Read more »

Cisco Behind on GHG Goal for 2012

Cisco Behind on GHG Goal for 2012

Cisco is slipping in its quest to reduce scope 1, scope 2 and business air travel GHG emissions by 25 percent by 2012, with a 15 percent reduction from its 2007 baseline this financial year – down from 23 percent in 2010 and 37 percent in 2009, according to its … Read more »

The Business Case for Product and Value Chain Management

A World Resources Institute panel discussion with business leaders about the new GHG Protocol Product Standard and Corporate Value Chain (Scope 3) Standard. Panelists include Jonathan Newton, Supply Chain Sustainability Strategy, Ford Motor Company; Sam Kwong, Group EHS Manager, Swire Beverages; David Spitzley, Product Sustainability Manager, Kimberly-Clark; and Mark Scorsolini, … Read more »

Exclusive: Sprint Toughens GHG Goal by 5% Under WWF Agreement

Sprint has upped its carbon reduction goal by five percentage points as it becomes one of just 28 companies to join the World Wildlife Fund’s Climate Savers program. The company now aims to reduce scope 1 and 2 emissions by 20 percent by 2017, from a 2007 baseline. In an … Read more »

First Certification Launched for WRI Product Lifecycle Standard

The Carbon Trust has announced that it is the first organisation to certify to the new product lifecycle standard released yesterday by the World Resources Institute (WRI) and the World Business Council for Sustainable Development (WBCSD). The trust says it will provide the option for its customers to use the … Read more »

Scope 3 GHG Reporting Standards Finalized

Scope 3 GHG Reporting Standards Finalized

The Greenhouse Gas Protocol today published two standards to help businesses measure, manage and report GHG emissions beyond their own operations, including the finalized version of long-awaited scope 3 guidance. The Corporate Value Chain (Scope 3) and Product Life Cycle standards were developed by the World Resources Institute (WRI) and the … Read more »

Data Revealed: Google Uses More Power than Salt Lake City

Data Revealed: Google Uses More Power than Salt Lake City

Google has broken its silence on energy consumption, announcing that it consumed 2,259,998 MWh in 2010. In a new section on the Google Green site, called “The Big Picture,” Google also said that it generated 1.46 million metric tons of carbon dioxide last year. Average annual carbon footprint per user … Read more »

UPS, FedEx Report Efficiency Gains

UPS, FedEx Report Efficiency Gains

UPS and FedEx have released sustainability reports within days of each other, with UPS showing a 3.3 percent reduction in fuel consumed per package from 2009 to 2010, while FedEx cut all three scopes of greenhouse gas emissions in that time. Highlights of UPS’s report include the company’s hitting a … Read more »

Ikea CO2 Rises 30% as Chain Shifts to On-Site Renewables

Ikea CO2 Rises 30% as Chain Shifts to On-Site Renewables

Ikea’s CO2 emissions from its buildings have increased relative to sales, despite the chain’s efforts to increase on-site renewable power generation. The company’s 2010 Sustainability Report (pdf) says that C02 emissions increased by 30 percent between 2009 and 2010, from 26.4 to 34.3 kg per cubic meter of products sold … Read more »

Sprint Should Consider Dropping Most Carbon-Intensive Suppliers, Report Says

Sprint Should Consider Dropping Most Carbon-Intensive Suppliers, Report Says

Sprint Nextel should consider setting carbon reduction targets for suppliers, and possibly retender contracts with the worst performers, according to a report produced for the company by consultants Trucost. Trucost’s report on Sprint’s scope 3 greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions (pdf) said that a realistic target for the telecoms companies’ suppliers … Read more »

Measuring and Managing Elusive Scope 3 Emissions

Measuring and Managing Elusive Scope 3 Emissions

If your company sells products to Wal-Mart, you likely already know the importance of understanding and managing your Scope 3 greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions. The responses to Wal-Mart’s Sustainable Product Index questionnaire were due in October. While the questions themselves were not overly complex, many companies were left scrambling for … Read more »