Survey on Calculation Tools

The GHG Protocol aims to ensure wide and effective use of its standards and support companies in the completion of accurate, relevant, complete, consistent and transparent GHG inventories. But the landscape for GHG calculation and verification procedures has been evolving quickly, prompting the need for a public survey to help identify the calculation priorities of our users, along with their perspectives on GHG inventory verification and training in accounting. This survey will help the GHG Protocol focus on providing the information and services most needed by companies and reporting programs. The survey should take about 20 minutes, and we invite broad participation by organizations who have used GHG Protocol standards and calculation tools, as well as companies who have created calculation software/programmatic solutions.

Historically, the GHG Protocol has provided Excel-based calculation tools on our website for any organization to download and use free of charge. These tools use widely-accepted emission factors for both cross-sector and sector-specific emission sources in corporate GHG inventories. Since the initial development of these tools, the GHG calculation field has experienced exponential growth: software programs and applications for companies have proliferated, and more databases and information sources have become available for a variety of calculation needs in more geographic areas. Please contact Stacy Kotorac at skotorac@wri.org with any questions on the survey.

The survey is available here and responses will be accepted until September 5, 2012.