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The Corporate Emissions Reduction Transparency (CERT) report is a voluntary initiative for eligible companies to present a snapshot of their climate-related commitments, progress and net emissions position. This is presented in the one place, using a standardised framework.
The CERT report was co-designed with industry and through 3 rounds of public consultation. More information about the consultations is available on our consultation hub. The design and guidelines for future CERT reports will continue to evolve.
Participation is voluntary and open to companies reporting over 50 kilotonnes of carbon dioxide equivalent (CO2-e) emissions a year under the
National Greenhouse and Energy Reporting (NGER) scheme.
The CERT report is a way for companies to show progress towards reducing emissions or increasing their use of renewable electricity and carbon offsets using a standard framework.
The CERT report is the only initiative in Australia where key elements are verified using data held by the Clean Energy Regulator. The CERT report presents information and data on participant’s scope 1 (direct) and scope 2 (indirect) emissions, in addition to their use of renewable electricity. The CERT report also provides the flexibility for companies to demonstrate where their data and progress has been independently verified. Companies will be able to provide detail on their commitments to reduce scope 3 (supply chain) emissions, as well as international operations. It can be used by companies to support their corporate reporting under other leading sustainability initiatives, such as the Task Force on Climate-related Financial Disclosures (TCFD).
The opt in period for the 2023 CERT report closed on 31 January 2023. Opt ins for the 2024 CERT report will open in late 2023.
If you would like further information on how to participate, please contact:
1300 553 542
Find out more via the guidelines for participants and the additional guidance materials below:
documentasset: CERT Report Guidelines (FY2021-22 and CY2022)
documentasset: CERT Report Reporting Guidance and Supporting Examples (FY2021-22 and CY2022)
The webinar covers the following topics:
documentasset: CERT Report webinar 1 - 24 November 2022
documentasset: CERT Report webinar 2 - 8 December 2022
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