Cement

The GHG Protocol offers two different tools for estimating GHG emissions from cement manufacture:

  • US EPA tool: A cement-based tool requiring data only on annual cement production. Emissions are calculated using clinker: cement ratios and CaCO3: raw meal ratios. This tool is based on the U.S. EPA’s ClimateWise program (1999).
  • CSI tool: A clinker based tool suitable for when the amount of clinker consumed is known.

Cement companies have other sources, such as the fuels combusted to operate dry ovens. All sources that are typically associated with a cement company are listed below.

Please note that the tools listed in these emissions categories are meant as a guide only. Some companies may wish to apply the tools differently according to their operations. Consult the complete listing of tools for other potentially relevant tools

Downloads

Direct Emissions (Emission sources owned or controlled by you)

These sources are considered Scope 1 for reporting purposes

CO2 emissions from the production of cement (US EPA)
Guidance Document (47 Kb)
Excel Worksheet (113 Kb)
Version: 1.0
Release date: August 2002
CO2 emissions from the production of cement (CSI) - English
Guidance Document (561 Kb)
Excel Worksheet (740 Kb)
Version: 2.0
Release date: June 2005
CO2 emissions from the production of cement (CSI) - Chinese
Guidance Document (1.7 Mb)
Excel Worksheet (709 Kb)
Version: 1.0
Release date: September 2009
GHG emissions from stationary combustion
Guidance Document (1.7 Mb)
Excel Worksheet (1.7 Mb)
Version: 4.0
Release date: October 2010
GHG emissions from transport or mobile sources
Excel Worksheet (1.0 Mb)
Version: 2.0
Release date: June 2009

Indirect Emissions (Emissions from use of purchased electricity, heat or steam)

These sources are considered Scope 2 for reporting purposes

GHG emissions from purchased electricity
Guidance Document (206 Kb)
Excel Worksheet (1.4 Mb)
Version: 4.0
Release date: September 2010
Allocation of Emissions from a Combined Heat and Power (CHP) Plant
Guidance Document (231 Kb)
Excel Worksheet (50 Kb)
Version: 1.0
Release date: September 2006

Other Indirect Emissions (All other emission sources)

These sources are considered Scope 3 for reporting purposes

GHG emissions from stationary combustion
Guidance Document (1.7 Mb)
Excel Worksheet (1.7 Mb)
Version: 4.0
Release date: October 2010
GHG emissions from transport or mobile sources
Excel Worksheet (1.0 Mb)
Version: 2.0
Release date: June 2009

Additional Guidance Documents

These additional documents provide further clarification on quantification and reporting issues

A Corporate Accounting and Reporting Standard (Corporate Standard)
Guidance Document (3.5 Mb)
Base Year Adjustments
Guidance Document (143 Kb)
Categorizing GHG Emissions Associated with Leased Assets
Guidance Document (105 Kb)
Measurement and Estimation Uncertainty of GHG Emissions
Guidance Document (227 Kb)
Excel Worksheet (57 Kb)
Version: 1.0
Release date: September 2003