AMEE and the Global Reporting Initiative (GRI)

The Global Reporting Initiative (GRI) is a sustainability reporting framework which sets out the principles and indicators that organizations can use to measure and report their economic, environmental, and social performance. The initiative is designed to facilitate the transparent and reliable exchange of sustainability information.

Part of the reporting requirements – documented in the Environment Indicator Protocols of the G3 Sustainability Reporting Guidelines (2006) – relate to greenhouse gas emissions (CO2, CH4, N2O, HFC’s, PFC’s and SF6) and measures for their reduction.

Under these guidelines, reporters are required to determine quantities of greenhouse gas emissions from a broad spectrum of activities including on-site power generation (e.g. fossil fuel combustion), purchased forms of energy (e.g., electricity, heat, steam), physical and chemical processing, transportation (e.g. materials, products, waste) and organizational travel.

The GRI suggest the Greenhouse Gas Protocol (GHGP) and/or the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) methodologies for enabling reporters to aggregate their required emissions data.

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AMEE supports the data and algorithms provided in these methodologies, including:

  • stationary and mobile fuel combustion
  • country-specific electricity generation
  • waste disposal
  • many industrial production processes
  • specific modes of passenger and freight transport

AMEE’s coverage of IPCC Greenhouse Gas Inventory methodologies include emissions associated with:

  • agriculture
  • mining (fugitive emissions)
  • industrial processing (metals, minerals, chemical, glass, electronics)
  • transport (emissions control technology, catalytic converters)
  • waste (incineration, composting)
  • carbon dynamics related to changes in land use (land/soil carbon stocks)

These additional categories, together with related primary data and methodologies already supported (DEFRA/DECC, CORINAIR, EIA, EPA), will provide the broad coverage of greenhouse gas emissions calculations which is required to support the GRI.

The detailed documentation of data sources and assumptions used within AMEE also enables full transparency and auditibility of reporting.

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