Reporting under the GHG Protocol

GHG Protocol logo on a laptop collecting data from different sources
Infographic of carbon sources according to scope

What is GHG Protocol?

The GHG Protocol refers to standardized frameworks for the measurement and management of greenhouse gas emissions. It includes both the private and public sectors, and breaks down emissions into three scopes: scope 1, scope 2, scope 3.

The GHG Protocol was developed through a partnership between the World Resources Institute (WRI) and the World Business Council for Sustainable Development (WBCSD), with publication of the first Corporate Standard in 2001. Since then, the standards have been amended and updated.

GHG Protocol's Objective

The objective of the GHG Protocol is to provide a comprehensive, standardized framework so organizations can measure and manage their greenhouse gas emissions, along every step of their supply and value chains.

What are the different standards?

There are several different standards included in the GHG Protocol, providing a framework for varied entities, from local governments to large, multinational corporations.

  • Corporate Standard
  • Corporate Value Chain (Scope 3) Standard
  • GHG Protocol for Cities
  • Mitigation Gold Standard
  • Policy and Action Standard
  • Product Standard
  • Project Protocol

For more information about the different standards, visit the GHG Protocol website.

How can EnergyElephant help?

EnergyElephant is a one-stop location for your company’s Scope 1, Scope 2 and Scope 3 emissions monitoring. With libraries of regional and market based carbon emissions factors you can ensure your emissions are correctly updated and recalculated each year.

Like the GHG Protocol, the EnergyElephant platform is compatible with the private and public sectors, allowing large and small organizations to take control of their energy and sustainability data.

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