Companies and Organizations

The Greenhouse Gas Protocol provides the world's most widely used greenhouse gas accounting standards for companies.

GHG Protocol standards and guidance help companies manage and reduce greenhouse gas emissions. Having a suite of internationally accepted standards helps make significant reductions in corporate-sector emissions.

Today, at least 85% of companies reporting to CDP use the Corporate Standard, as do numerous other companies.

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Corporate Standard Training Webinar
The Corporate Standard Training Webinar is a perfect entry-point for corporate greenhouse gas accounting.

Related standards

Corporate Standard
The GHG Protocol Corporate Accounting and Reporting Standard provides requirements and guidance for companies and other organizations, such as NGOs, government agencies, and universities, that are preparing a corporate-level GHG emissions inventory.
Best for: Companies and Organizations
Online learning product:
Corporate Standard Training Webinar
Corporate Value Chain (Scope 3) Standard
The Corporate Value Chain (Scope 3) Standard allows companies to assess their entire value chain emissions impact and identify the most effective ways to reduce emissions.
Best for: Companies and Organizations
Online learning product:
Corporate Value Chain (Scope 3) Standard Online Course
Product Standard
The Product Standard can be used to understand the full life cycle emissions of a product and focus efforts on the greatest GHG reduction opportunities. This is the first step towards more sustainable products.
Best for: Companies and Organizations
Online learning product:
Product Life Cycle Standard Online Course
Project Protocol
The GHG Protocol for Project Accounting is the most comprehensive, policy-neutral accounting tool for quantifying the greenhouse gas benefits of climate change mitigation projects.
Best for: Companies and Organizations; Countries and Cities

Related guidances

Scope 2 Guidance
The Scope 2 Guidance standardizes how corporations measure emissions from purchased or acquired electricity, steam, heat, and cooling (called “scope 2 emissions”).
Best for: Companies and Organizations
Online learning product:
Scope 2 Guidance Training Webinar
Scope 3 Calculation Guidance
Building on the Scope 3 Standard, GHG Protocol has now released a companion guide that makes it easier than ever for businesses to complete their scope 3 inventories. 
Best for: Companies and Organizations
Online learning product:
Scope 3 Standard Online Course
Potential Emissions from Fossil Fuels
The first-ever comprehensive global guidance for measuring and reporting the potential greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions from the fossil fuel reserves held by oil, coal and gas companies. 
Best for: Fossil Fuel Companies
Portfolio Carbon Initiative
The Portfolio Carbon Intiative is an NGO partnership provides guidance for asset owners and banks to properly assess climate performance from investing and lending activities.
Best for: Financial Institutions
Agriculture Guidance
The GHG Protocol Agricultural Guidance is first ever global guidance to measure GHG emissions for the agriculture sector. It covers all agricultural subsectors, including livestock, crop production, and land use change.
Best for: Companies and Organizations

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