This was published under the 2010 to 2015 Conservative and Liberal Democrat coalition government
This report will help inform the government's decision on whether to make regulations requiring business to report their GHG emissions.
The contribution that reporting of greenhouse gas emissions makes to the UK meeting its climate change objectives
Ref: PB13449 PDF, 553KB
This file may not be suitable for users of assistive technology. Request an accessible format.
If you use assistive technology (such as a screen reader) and need a version of this document in a more accessible format, please email email@example.com. Please tell us what format you need. It will help us if you say what assistive technology you use.
Measuring emissions is an important first step to managing them, giving companies an understanding of their where their main emissions are. Emissions reporting can act as an import communications tool within companies, helping to gain senior management and Board support for emissions management. Companies also report benefits in terms of reputation and brand value.
In November 2010, as part of its obligations under the Climate Change Act (2008), Defra published a report considering the impact of company reporting of GHG emission.
This report includes some specially commissioned research on the contribution that reporting makes to emission reductions and the associated costs and benefits. This report will help inform the government’s decision on whether to make regulations requiring business to report their GHG emissions. An announcement on how the government intends to proceed will be made in spring 2011.