Keeping track of the big picture
The GHG Protocol “Corporate Value Chain (Scope 3) Accounting and Reporting Standard” offers a set of tools for companies to gain an overview of emissions in their value chains and to identify hot spots and areas for action. The vast majority of our emissions in the value chain arise from outsourced transportation and distribution.
Last year, EN 16258, a European standard for calculating emissions from transport services was officially published. The new standard provides sector-specific rules for emissions calculation, emission factors and suggestions for default industry data sources. As the first official emissions calculation standard in this field for the logistics industry, we welcome these suggestions as an initial step towards better and more transparent emissions calculation that also enables a basic level of comparability within the industry.