Climate Change Responses - C4 Targets and Performance

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C4.1 Did you have an emissions target that was active in the reporting year? 

C4.1a Provide details of your absolute emissions target(s) and progress made against those targets.

Scope 5 can be configured to track any absolute or intensity emissions targets. For details on long term targets and step-by-step instructions for configuring them in Scope 5, review this knowledge base article.

After you've configured your long term targets in Scope 5, here are a few specific steps for filling in the CDP tables:

  • Column 2, "Year target was set", refers to the year in which your company has set the target. In Scope 5, this is typically the same as the Base year.
  • Column 5, Base year, and column 8, Target Year, can be found in the caption below the Long Term Target chart:2018-04-17_1002.png
  • Column 6, Covered emissions in base year (metric tons CO2e) asks you to "Enter the base year emissions covered by the target in this column." This figure can be found in the Long Term Target chart by bringing your cursor to the far left-hand side of the screen and examining the chart label for the base year (which will read as December, base year).

  • Column 7, Covered emissions in base year as % of total base year emissions in selected Scope(s) (or Scope 3 category) asks you to "enter the covered emissions in base year (reported in the previous column) as a percentage of your total company-wide base year emissions in the Scope(s) (or Scope 3 category) your target relates to". To determine this in Scope 5, generate an base-year column intensity chart (separate from your long term target chart) on your main dashboard. For primary trackers, select the same set of trackers as the ones included in the long term target. For intensity trackers, select all of the trackers in the scope(s) that apply to your target. For example, if your target is to reduce Scope 2 emissions arising from your Asian operations, select the Asian operations trackers as your primary trackers and all Scope 2 trackers as your intensity trackers. In the Advanced pane, click the check box next to Express Values as Percent. In the chart, hover over the column to identify the percentage your group constitutes and enter that value into column 6. For more details on intensity charts and normalizing by tracker, review this knowledge base article or contact us for help.

  • Column 9, Targeted reduction from base year (%), asks you to "enter your emissions reduction targets as a percentage reduction of emissions to be achieved in the target year when compared to the base year." This is defined in the Set Reference & Parameters page in Long Term Target creation. Once generated, the long term target chart will show the percent reduction (or increase) along the y-axix.

  • Column 11, Covered emissions in reporting year (metric tons CO2e) asks you to "enter the emissions in the reporting year covered by the target". To determine this in Scope 5, create a distribution report for your reporting year. For primary trackers, select the same set of trackers as the ones included in your long term target. For example, if you have set the target of reducing Scope 1 emissions in Europe, select Region: Europe and GHG Scopes: Scope-1.
  • Column 12, % of target achieved, is auto-calculated by the ORS.

C4.1b Provide details of your emissions intensity target(s) and progress made against those target(s).

For details on intensity charts, please this knowledge base article or contact us for help.

To answer C4.1b, follow the instructions for C4.1a, with three additional columns to answer to:

  • Column 5, Intensity metric, asks for you to select which intensity metric you're charting from a drop-down select. We recommend adding the intensity metric to the title of the Long Term Target (such as "Reduce Emissions per unit of production by 20% (ton/unit)") so that answering this question will be easy. To identify which particular units are charted, edit the chart and find the Target Metric and the Intensity Denominator.

  • Column 12, % change anticipated in absolute Scope 1+2 emissions asks you to "enter the percentage change in your total absolute gross global Scope 1+2 emissions anticipated, based on the information provided in the previous columns."

  • Column 13, % change anticipated in absolute Scope 3 emissions, asks you to "enter the percentage change in your total absolute global Scope 3 emissions expected, based on the information provided in the previous columns."

C4.2 Did you have any other climate-related targets that were active in the reporting year?

C4.2a Provide details of your target(s) to increase low-carbon energy consumption or production.

C4.2b Provide details of any other climate-related targets, including methane reduction targets.

Scope 5 can also be used to track absolute or intensity targets for any other metrics, such as energy consumption, and share of renewable energy consumption. For details on what long term targets are and step-by-step instructions for configuring them in Scope 5, review this knowledge base article.

After you've configured your long term targets for metrics other than emissions in Scope 5, refer to the steps in C4.1a and C4.1b to fill in the table in C4.2a and C4.2b.

C4.3 Did you have emissions reduction initiatives that were active within the reporting year? Note that this can include those in the planning and/or implementation phases.

C4.3a Identify the total number of projects at each stage of development, and for those in the implementation stages, the estimated CO2e savings.

C4.3b Provide details on the initiatives implemented in the reporting year in the table below.

Emission reduction initiatives and their estimated CO2e savings can be tracked in Scope 5 using the Projects and Project Impacts functionality. Please refer to those knowledge base articles for instructions on setting up both.

Note that both features are currently in beta. Please contact us for assistance.

 

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