Centre for Sustainability Accounting (CenSA)

Summary

Name of source Supply Chain (Scope 3) Greenhouse Gas Emission Factors
Provider Centre for Sustainability Accounting Ltd.
Summary text Supply chain factors can be used to obtain a broad estimate of the total GHG emissions embodied in goods or services bought by an entity.
Contact info@censa.org.uk
Licensing Free (2004 factors published by Defra/DECC).
Updated factors – undisclosed fee
Language(s) English
Website http://www.censa.org.uk/index.html

Access – data formats and accessibility

File type Upon request (tool) – or via Defra/DECC
Software needs Microsoft Office

Contents – breadth and depth of datasets

Age 2004-2008
Geography UK
Original Data Source(s) Official statistics
Other Databases Included Unknown
Life cycle stages Cradle-to-Consumer
Modeling approach Input-Output
Emissions results Total CO2e, separate GHGs
Number of datasets 75-150
Main topics Energy carriers and technologies; Materials production; Systems; End-of-life treatment; Transport services; Other Services; Wastes
Other topics

Data transparency – what metadata is provided for each dataset?

System boundaries Yes
Data Types Input-Output
Allocation Methods n/a
Technology Unknown
Data year Yes
Original source Yes
Uncertainty Unknown

Quality – is information provided on data quality?

Data quality score Unknown
Quality assurance Unknown
Standards compliant GHG Protocol