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GHG Protocol: Scope 3 Emission Guidance

This document was developed by the World Resources Institute (WRI) and World Business Council for Sustainable Development (WBCSD) as a supplement or a companion document to a parent document, The GHG Protocol Corporate Value Chain (Scope 3) Accounting and Reporting Standard.  This document helps companies calculate their scope 3 emissions by offering practical guidance.

An effective corporate climate change strategy requires a detailed understanding of a company’s greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions. Until recently, companies have focused on emissions from their own operations under scope 1 and scope 2 of the GHG Protocol. Increasingly companies understand the need to also account for GHG emissions along their value chains and product portfolios to comprehensively manage GHG-related risks and opportunities.

The GHG Protocol Corporate Value Chain (Scope 3) Accounting and Reporting Standard (referred to as the Scope 3 Standard), the parent document to this guidance, offers an internationally accepted method to enable GHG management of companies’ value chains. This guidance document serves as a companion to the Scope 3 Standard to offer companies practical guidance on calculating their scope 3 emissions. It provides information not contained in the Scope 3 Standard, such as methods for calculating GHG emissions for each of the 15 scope 3 categories, data sources, and worked examples.

Embodied Carbon Educational Resources

Decarbonizing construction

WBSCD’s report “Decarbonizing construction – Guidance for investors and developers to reduce embodied carbon” provides...

1 – Embodied Carbon 101

This resource aims to provide a high-level overview of embodied carbon -- how it is defined, its significance in the...

EC Education Video Playlist

This playlist from CLF's Youtube channel is a compilation of webinars and presentations created by members,...

The Time Value of Carbon

CLF board member Larry Strain developed this white paper for the Carbon Leadership Forum in order to articulate the...