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 information is presented in one place, using a standardised framework.
The CERT report was co-designed with industry and through 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 their progress on reducing emissions or increasing their use of renewable electricity and carbon offsets using a standard framework.
Participating companies can transparently report their net emission position, including any carbon unit cancellations.
By participating in the CERT report companies can uplift their emissions reporting capability in advance of climate-related disclosures. The CERT report framework is flexible. It enables companies to have their data and progress on commitments independently verified including for scope 3 (supply chain) emissions and international operations.
The CERT report 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 CERT report 2023 closed on 31 January 2023. Opt ins for the CERT report 2024 will open in late 2023.
If you would like further information on how to participate, please contact:
1300 553 542
Find out more:
documentasset: CERT Report Guidelines (FY2021-22 and CY2022)
documentasset: CERT Report Reporting Guidance and Supporting Examples (FY2021-22 and CY2022)
The webinar covers:
documentasset: CERT Report webinar 1 - 24 November 2022
The webinar covers the following topics:
documentasset: CERT Report webinar 2 - 8 December 2022
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