A second draft of the Greenhouse Gas (GHG) Protocol ICT Sector Guidance is now available for public comment. The deadline for submitting your views is March 4, 2013. The ICT Sector Guidance is a supplement to the GHG Protocol Product Standard and is being developed in partnership with the Global e-Sustainability Initiative (GeSI) and the Carbon Trust.
The latest draft has been developed from the feedback from the first draft, released almost a year ago. It’s been extensively revised and this second draft is considered to be close to the final version – you can download it here: http://www.ghgprotocol.org/feature/ghg-protocol-product-life-cycle-accounting-and-reporting-standard-ict-sector-guidance. When comments are received further revisions will be made and the final guidance will be released in mid-2013.
Review: The objective is to provide a consistent approach for assessing the life cycle GHG impacts of ICT products. It’s an important process for the industry, with potentially wide repercussions for both ICT users and vendors, so if you work in IT it’s worth taking a look.