24 Jan 14

Does my organisation qualify for CRC Phase 2?

The Carbon Reduction Commitment (CRC) has launched its next phase - Phase 2 - which will run from 1 April 2014.  Phase 1 participants, as well as organisations qualifying for the first time, must register and pay registration fees for Phase 2 by 31 January 2014. 

It is the participant’s responsibility to determine whether it qualifies for each CRC phase. Even if your organisation qualified for Phase 1, it must still reassess qualification for Phase 2. Please see below answers to some common CRC Phase 2 questions.

21 Jan 14

Are you reporting against India's National Voluntary Guidelines?

The National Voluntary Guidelines on Social, Environmental and Economic Responsibilities of Business (NVGs) are a set of guidelines to help the corporate sector improve CSR reporting in India. Greenstone’s Enterprise software now includes emissions factors from the Government of India’s ‘CO2 Baseline Database for the Indian Power Sector’1

This offers Greenstone clients the option to use nationally recognised emissions factors compiled from all grid-connected power stations in India. The emissions factors offer different emissions factors for each Indian state based on India’s two main electricity grid systems: the Integrated Northern, Eastern, Western, and North-Eastern regional grid (NEWNE) and the Southern Grid. For each grid, the main emission factors are calculated by the Central Electricity Authority in accordance with relevant Clean Development Mechanism (CDM) methodologies.

14 Jan 14

Are you ready for CDP 2014?

The CDP has recently launched the CDP 2014 reporting process.  The full set of CDP 2014 questions is live now in Greenstone’s global enterprise solution, enabling organisations to gather input to their CDP report from all their locations in a user-friendly and consistent format.  Questions can be assigned to specific locations with responses collated for each question and exported into a consistent format for completing your online CDP response.   

Using Greenstone to meet your CDP reporting requirements is an efficient way to collect and consolidate accurate data across your organisation saving you time and ensuring transparency.  If you need support preparing or collating your company’s response, get in touch with our team to find out how we can help. 

2 Jan 14

What are the global trends in non-financial reporting? KPMG survey

The recently published KPMG International Survey of Corporate Responsibility Reporting 2013, found that non-financial reporting is an upward trend, with almost three quarters of the largest companies in 41 countries worldwide producing Corporate Responsibility (CR) reports every year.

Almost 80 percent of the 4,100 companies issuing CR reports globally use the Global Reporting Initiative’s (GRI) Sustainability Reporting Guidelines, according to KPMG.