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Corporate Emissions Reduction Transparency report

25 November 2022

The Corporate Emissions Reduction Transparency (CERT) report is a new voluntary initiative for eligible companies to present a snapshot of their climate-related commitments, progress and net emissions position. It presents this all in one place, using a standardised framework.

The CERT report has been developed through a co-design process with industry and 3 rounds of public consultation. We expect the design and guidelines will evolve in future years, taking the findings of the evaluation of the pilot into consideration. Find out more about the consultation undertaken to date in the consultation hub.

Opt in to the 2023 CERT report

The opt in period is now open for the 2023 CERT report. Find more information and our updated guidelines below.

Published CERT reports

How to participate in the next CERT report

Who can opt in

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.

Why opt in

The CERT report is a way for companies to show progress towards reducing emissions or increasing their use of renewable electricity and their use of 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).

How to opt in

Companies will be able opt in to the 2023 CERT report from 1 November 2022 via our Client Portal Beta.

If you would like further information on how to participate, please contact:

Phone: 1300 553 542

Email: CER-Cert@cer.gov.au

Find out more by reading the guidelines below:

documentasset: CERT Report Guidelines (FY2021-22 and CY2022)

Webinars

CERT report webinar session 1 - 24 November 2022

The webinar covers the following topics:

  • an introduction to the CERT report
  • a summary of key changes to the CERT report for 2023
  • reporting requirements.

Webinar recording

 

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