It is well understood that an effective corporate climate change strategy requires a detailed understanding of a company’s greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions.
Many companies choose to begin with measuring emissions from their own operations and electricity consumption, but they are responsible for GHG emissions outside of the boundary of the organisation itself. Scope 3 emissions are result from the goods it purchases to the disposal of the products it sells
The newly, published GHG Protocol Scope 3 Standard is an attempt for an internationally accepted method for companies to account for these types of value chain emissions.
A copy of the Scope 3 standard can be downloaded at http://bit.ly/ZR9SIL