Johnson Matthey is a global speciality chemicals company and a leader in sustainable technology. It reports its global greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions on an annual basis and is constantly seeking new ways to reduce its impact on the environment through both the way it works and the technologies it develops. As such, across its global estate, the company is investing in both on-site renewable technologies, and where markets allow, procuring renewable electricity tariffs.
In order to accurately report the overall reduction in GHGs achieved, Johnson Matthey has been following the World Resources Institute (WRI) scope 2 standards. In their first year of reporting, in line with the new ‘market- based’ approach, it found gathering the right evidence to back up its renewable energy purchases challenging and found it hard to communicate the need for this data across its diverse global portfolio.
Ahead of the second year of ‘market-based’ reporting, we designed and facilitated an interactive workshop for the global reporting leads in Johnson Matthey, guiding them through the technicalities of scope 2 reporting; including:
Johnson Matthey’s global reporting team gained the knowledge to revisit the topic of ‘market-based’ conversion factors with their local GHG data gatherers. With the information and materials provided by us, they are now able to communicate the need to accurately report ‘market-based’ emissions and the benefits of doing so. In addition; the reporting leads are now equipped to appraise the quality of ‘market-based’ evidence, and are working hard to ensure this improves year on year, through both the procurement and data collection processes.
Group Sustainability Advisor
Julie Craig, Director
T: 0207 048 0450
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