GHG Protocol

The GHG Protocol, or Greenhouse Gas Protocol, is a global standard for recording and managing greenhouse gas emissions.

Origin of the GHG Protocol

The GHG Protocol was developed through a collaboration between the World Resources Institute (WRI) and the World Business Council for Sustainable Development (WBCSD) and forms the basis for accurate emissions recording and reporting.

Categorization of greenhouse gas emissions: Focus on scopes

The GHG Protocol divides greenhouse gas emissions into three scopes. Scope 1 comprises direct emissions from the company's own sources, Scope 2 indirect emissions from the purchase and use of electricity and heat, while Scope 3 includes all indirect emissions from upstream and downstream activities.

Standards and areas of application

The various standards of the GHG Protocol, including the Corporate Standard, GHG Protocol for Cities, Project Protocol, Mitigation Goal Standard, Product Standard and Policy and Action Standard, are applied in different contexts. The Corporate Value Chain (Scope 3) Standard in particular helps companies to consider emissions along their entire value chain.

GHG Protocol and supply chain guidelines: Integration and emissions reduction

The GHG Protocol enables companies to achieve a complete emissions balance along the supply chain (Scope 3) and promotes transparency and comparability. Companies can use the protocol to take targeted measures to reduce emissions in their supply chain. The clear identification of emission sources supports strategic decisions for more sustainable supply chains.

The GHG Protocol plays a key role in the development and implementation of supply chain policies by providing clear standards for integrating environmental considerations into business practices and helping companies achieve their sustainability goals.

The IntegrityNext solution helps you to evaluate the emissions along your supply chain in terms of the GHG Protocol and to comply with supply chain guidelines.