The GHG Protocol has launched a new, free-to-use tool to help companies estimate their greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions based on a variety of different sources.
The GHG Protocol is a 20-year partnership between the World Resources Institute (WRI) and the World Business Council for Sustainable Development (WBCSD), and works with governments, industry associations, NGOs, businesses and other organizations to measure and manage greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions from private and public sector operations, value chains and mitigation actions.
The new Excel-based GHG Emissions Calculation Tool was launched last month and offers users a step-by-step process to estimate company emissions for specific cross-sectoral emissions sources.
This tool is currently available as a beta version and can be downloaded free of charge here, while the GHG Protocol is welcoming all feedback on its ease of use:
Launched in 1998, the mission of the US-based GHG Protocol is to develop internationally accepted GHG accounting and reporting standards and tools, and to promote their adoption in order to achieve a low emissions economy worldwide.
Corporate action in this arena makes good business sense. By addressing GHG emissions, companies can identify opportunities to bolster their bottom line, reduce risk and discover competitive advantages.
It was for this reason that, some years ago the GHG Protocol developed the GHG Protocol Corporate Value Chain (Scope 3) Accounting and Reporting Standard, also referred to as the Scope 3 Standard, meeting demand for an internationally accepted method to enable GHG management of companies’ value chains.
The Scope 3 Standard provides requirements and guidance for companies and other organizations to prepare and publicly report a GHG emissions inventory that includes indirect emissions resulting from value chain activities.
The primary goal of this standard is to provide a standardized step-by-step approach to help companies understand their full value chain emissions impact in order to focus company efforts on the greatest GHG reduction opportunities, leading to more sustainable decisions about companies’ activities and the products they buy, sell, and produce.
For many companies, part of this process will be the transition of their vehicle fleet from fossil fuel to electric power to reduce GHG emissions – a process that Fleet Logistics has been playing a key part in advising many of its multinational corporate clients.
Fleet Logistics says that companies headquartered in Europe are leading the movement, followed by US-based companies, all of whom want to reduce their consumption of greenhouse gasses and increase levels of monitoring.
It was for this reason that Fleet Logistics has developed its comprehensive ‘how to’ guide to going electric, with a straightforward 10-step guide to to successfully going down an electric route and cutting GHG emissions.
The 10 steps are as follows:
Step 1 – Data & policy
The creation of a budget baseline, supported by data analysis and current policy rules.
Step 2 – Driver profiling
Segmenting drivers based on their mileage and job needs to identify where on the fleet EVs may be appropriate.
Step 3 - Existing reference cars
The identification of key models per job band, related to budgets, taxation and supplier arrangements.
Step 4 – Existing Total Costs of Ownership (TCO)
This step involves calculating the actual TCO of the running fleet.
Step 5 – Introducing new EV reference cars
Configuring new key EV models based on driver profiles and job grades to find the new optimum mix.
Step 6 – Obtain quotes and new TCO
A Request for Quotation (RFQ) is sent out to the market to determine the new TCO of the fleet.
Step 7 – What-if? scenarios
Our modelling tool, TCMPlus, creates multiple forecast scenarios based on a mix of energy types and mobility programs.
Step 8 – Comparison of old versus new
An optimal scenario is selected and compared with the TCO of the running fleet.
Step 9 Roll-out plan
A detailed roll-out plan is put in place, tailored to country needs and aimed at achieving management buy-in.
Step 10 –Implementation
A series of local implementations supported by the fleet experts at Fleet Logistics Group to connect the new guidelines with existing stakeholders.
If you want to find out how Fleet Logistics can help you go down an electrification route for your fleet and help reduce your GHG emissions, please contact Madelaine Webster, Global Consulting Manager Fleet Logistics on +44 7887 765 979 or email Madelaine.Webster@fleetlogistics.com.