Service Sector

The GHG Protocol provides a suite of calculation tools and guidance tailored specifically for service sector (banks, hospitals, etc.) and office-based organizations that have mainly indirect emissions arising from business operations and are not necessarily directly produced on-site.

Emissions sources typically associated with the business operations of service sector and office based companies are listed below. Please consult the full listing of tools for additional tools that may be useful.

Downloads

Direct Emissions (Emission sources owned or controlled by you)

These sources are considered Scope 1 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

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

These sources are considered Scope 2 for reporting purposes

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 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)
Hot Climate, Cool Commerce: A Service Sector Guide to Greenhouse Gas Management
Guidance Document (2.7 Mb)
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
Working 9 to 5 on Climate Change (for use by small office-based organizations only)
Guidance Document (1.8 Mb)