Call for Evidence Webinar | UK Scope 3 GHG emissions reporting

Measuring and reporting greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions are some of the first steps an organisation can take to reduce its overall emissions and energy consumption and contribute to the government’s Net Zero target.

  • Date:

    04 Dec 2023

  • Time:

    2:00 - 3:00 pm

  • Location:

    Online Event

  • Price:

    Free

The purpose of this Call for Evidence webinar is to seek stakeholder views on the costs, benefits and practicalities of reporting on scope 3 GHG emissions, so that we can construct and submit a response.

Background

Measuring and reporting greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions are some of the first steps an organisation can take to reduce its overall emissions and energy consumption and contribute to the government’s Net Zero target.

The UK Government is currently asking for feedback on the practicalities, benefits, and costs of reporting on scope 3 greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions, aiding their decision on endorsing International Sustainability Standards Board (ISSB) standards* in the UK.

As part of this call for evidence, the UK Government is also seeking feedback on the current SECR framework for a Post-Implementation Review .

About this webinar

The purpose of this Call for Evidence webinar is to seek stakeholder views on the costs, benefits and practicalities of reporting on scope 3 GHG emissions, so that we can construct and submit a joint response.

The Call for Evidence questions can be viewed on pages 27-30 here.

This webinar is open to members and non-members of Business in the Community and will be of interest to: Senior leaders and environmental practitioners from NI businesses of all sizes, particularly existing Streamlined Energy and Carbon Reporting (SECR) participants; members of the investment community; trade associations; academics; and others with an interest in environmental reporting.

Event Agenda

  • Welcome & Introductions
  • Overview of the ISSB Standards
  • Call for Evidence & Next Steps
  • Call for Evidence Q&A
  • Overview of the Environmental Reporting Guidelines
  • Discussion around the Guidelines

It would be beneficial to review the two documents linked below, before the event:

*The International Sustainability Standards Board (ISSB) introduced its inaugural sustainability-related disclosure standards on June 26, 2023. These standards mandate entities to report their greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions across three scopes: scope 1 (direct emissions from owned or controlled sources), scope 2 (indirect emissions from purchased energy generation), and scope 3 (all other indirect emissions in the reporting company’s value chain).