Greenstone Carbon Management, which provides Carbon Emissions Management System (CEMS) solutions, announced on Monday that it has added Carbon Disclosure Project (CDP) reporting capabilities to its software.
Since much of the data required – energy consumption, emission factors, financial data - will already be included or accessible via the company’s Acco2unt software, it’s primarily a question of presenting the data in a CDP-compatible form. But that makes it no less a useful tool in reducing the administrative burden.
There are now more than 2,500 organisations in 60 countries participating in the annual CDP process, chosen for their prominence in local markets, so this is an important target sector for CEMS suppliers.
It does demonstrate the point that carbon emissions reporting is not just determined by legislation. There is no legal requirement to report to CDP but a great deal of pressure from stakeholders – in the CDP’s case primarily investors – but also customers and even employees.