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GHG Protocol Releases Scope 3 Survey Final Summary Report and Proposal Summary

Final Summary of Scope 3 Feedback Now Available  

Between November 2022 and March 2023, GHG Protocol invited interested stakeholders to provide feedback via four surveys on the Corporate Standard, the Scope 2 Guidance, the Scope 3 Standard, and market-based accounting approaches. 

In March 2024, GHG Protocol released a draft version of the Scope 3 Survey Summary and held a review period to invite comments from individuals/organizations who completed the survey. The GHG Protocol Secretariat reviewed all comments submitted during the review period and is now releasing the Scope 3 Survey Final Summary Report.


In addition to receiving 354 responses to the Scope 3 survey, GHG Protocol received over 100 proposals related to the Scope 3. All shared proposals can be viewed here. In tandem with the Survey Final Summary Report, GHG Protocol is releasing the corresponding Scope 3 Final Proposal Summary.



These materials build on the “Topline Findings from Corporate Standard and Scope 3 Surveys” webinar by providing a more comprehensive and detailed summary of responses.  

Next Steps in the Standards Updates Process 

The Scope 3 Survey Final Survey Report and Final Proposal Summary will support the development of specific work plans and inform discussions on updates to the Scope 3 Standard and related GHG Protocol standards. In addition, the GHG Protocol Secretariat will continue to solicit new information and review relevant new research studies related to the Scope 3 Standard as they become available throughout the update process.    

In November 2023, Greenhouse Gas Protocol launched a new governance structure, which includes a Steering Committee, an Independent Standards Board and multiple Technical Working Groups. Applications closed at the end of January, and we received over 1,650 applications across the Steering Committee, Independent Standards Board and Technical Working Groups. You can learn more about the role of each body here.   

GHG Protocol is now working to conduct an expeditious review of the applications and anticipates convening Technical Working Groups in July 2024, following public announcements of Steering Committee and Independent Standards Board members.  

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