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Review Service

The “Built on GHG Protocol” mark recognizes accounting resources that are in conformance with GHG Protocol standards. 

GHG Protocol publishes the world’s most widely used greenhouse gas accounting standards. Often, these standards are the basis for accounting resources designed by organizations or consultancies, such as sector-specific guidance, calculation tools, and reporting programs. The “Built on GHG Protocol” mark is a way for GHG Protocol to recognize products that have been developed in conformance with a GHG Protocol standard. Those that acquire the mark will benefit from the GHG Protocol’s reputation as the gold standard for GHG accounting.

Benefits of earning the “Built on GHG Protocol” mark

If your organization is publishing a resource that is based on a GHG Protocol standard, the mark and a thorough review by GHG Protocol experts at WRI can provide several benefits:

  1. Increased quality
    During a review, a dedicated team at WRI will verify that the resource both accurately follows GHG Protocol standard requirements and uses proper terminology. Any detected shortcomings will be either corrected or addressed with the author, resulting in a higher-quality resource.
  2. Stakeholder buy-in
    WRI has extensive experience in facilitating stakeholder engagement for the purpose of developing resources with early and widespread buy-in. For organizations without access to a wide stakeholder network, WRI can facilitate a stakeholder review. This crucial step can lead to greater use of a resource over time.
  3. Assurance and credibility
    The GHG Protocol is widely respected for its highly knowledgeable experts and longevity in the field of greenhouse gas accounting. The “Built on GHG Protocol” mark verifies that a resource properly adheres to the requirements of a GHG Protocol standard, according to an unbiased assessment by GHG Protocol experts. This signals a high level of credibility to resource users.
  4. Visibility
    All resources that earn the “Built on GHG Protocol” mark are listed at ghgprotocol.org, which sees over thirteen thousand visitors each month. Additionally, resources that earn the mark will be highlighted in the GHG Protocol newsletter, which reaches nearly ten thousand subscribers each month.

Review process and costs

The cost of attaining the mark varies depending on the scope and number of reviews. Typically a review is conducted after a first draft of the guidance, tool or program is developed. Another review is conducted after the final draft is completed, and a quick final review is performed to insure all recommended revisions are completed.

The timeframe for the review process depends on the size and complexity of the document and stakeholder review, and the length needed to address the requested revisions. Please consult the policy document for more information on this service.

Applying for the mark

To learn more about this service and receive a quote, please contact Yelena Akopian.

Guidance Built on GHG Protocol

These guidance documents have been reviewed to ensure that they are in conformance with the GHG Protocol standards.

Tools Built on GHG Protocol

These tools have been reviewed to ensure that they are in conformance with the GHG Protocol standards.

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Standards

Corporate Standard
The GHG Protocol Corporate Accounting and Reporting Standard provides requirements and guidance for companies and other organizations, such as NGOs, government agencies, and universities, that are preparing a corporate-level GHG emissions inventory.
Best for: Companies and Organizations
Online learning product:
Corporate Standard Training Webinar
GHG Protocol for Cities
The Global Protocol for Community-Scale Greenhouse Gas Emission Inventories (GPC) provides a robust framework for accounting and reporting city-wide greenhouse gas emissions. 
Best for: Cities and Communities
Online learning product:
Compact of Mayors Online Training Course
Mitigation Goal Standard
The GHG Protocol Mitigation Goal Standard provides guidance for designing national and subnational mitigation goals and a standardized approach for assessing and reporting progress toward goal achievement.  
Best for: Countries and Cities
Online learning product:
Mitigation Goal Standard Online Course
Corporate Value Chain (Scope 3) Standard
The Corporate Value Chain (Scope 3) Standard allows companies to assess their entire value chain emissions impact and identify where to focus reduction activities.
Best for: Companies and Organizations
Online learning product:
Corporate Value Chain (Scope 3) Standard Online Course
Policy and Action Standard
The GHG Protocol Policy and Action Standard provides a standardized approach for estimating the greenhouse gas effect of policies and actions.
Best for: Countries and Cities
Online learning product:
Policy and Action Standard Online Training
Product Standard
The Product Standard can be used to understand the full life cycle emissions of a product and focus efforts on the greatest GHG reduction opportunities. This is the first step towards more sustainable products.
Best for: Companies and Organizations
Online learning product:
Product Life Cycle Standard Online Course
Project Protocol
The GHG Protocol for Project Accounting is the most comprehensive, policy-neutral accounting tool for quantifying the greenhouse gas benefits of climate change mitigation projects.
Best for: Companies and Organizations; Countries and Cities