Carbon accounting in the value chain

December 2010
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Carbon accounting in the value chain

At a glance

New Greenhouse Gas (GHG) standards will enable companies to measure and manage more of their carbon emissions. The standards represent emerging accounting practices for the carbon emissions that exist along a company's entire value chain where a significant source of emissions and supply chain costs lie.

New standards represent a leap forward

The Greenhouse Gas (GHG) Protocol has new standards that enable companies to measure and manage more of their carbon emissions. The standards represent emerging accounting practices for the carbon emissions that exist along a company's entire value chain. Emissions defined in the standards can represent some of the largest sources of emissions and supply chain costs for many companies. A practical first step is to determine how you can use the standards to influence GHG reductions, reduce supply chain costs, or drive emissions out of carbon-intensive products.