Guidance

The scope of this KPI includes company-level activities for manufacturers that sell beauty and personal care products in the United States.  Company-level activities for product sold in other regions are not to be considered.


  • Scope 1, 2, and 3 emissions are defined by the Greenhouse Gas Protocol Corporate Standard (2013).
  • Calculate B as the spend on ingredient suppliers for beauty and personal care products sold in the United States that reported scope 1 and 2 greenhouse gas emissions, divided by total spend on all ingredient suppliers for beauty and personal care products sold in the United States, then multiply by 100.
    • Perform these calculations using data form a 12-month period that ended within 12 months of the completion date of this questionnaire.
    • Reporting can occur through public disclosure or private disclosure from the supplier to your organization directly or through another party.
    • If suppliers responded to the most recent CDP Climate Change Information Request you may refer to each supplier's CDP Climate Change responses (in the 2016 information request, refer to questions CC8.2: Scope 1 Emissions Data and CC8.3: Scope 2 Emissions Data to determine if they report emissions).
  • For C, public disclosure must have occurred within 12 months of the date you respond to this question.  Resources that can be used to establish and track greenhouse gas reduction goals include, but are not limited to, the Greenhouse Gas (GHG) Protocol Corporate Standard and GRI Performance Indicators.

Resources

The Global Reporting Initiative

The Global Reporting Initiative provides guidance globally on sustainable reporting standards.


Greenhouse Gas Protocol - Calculation Tools

This site provides a list of sector toolsets developed by GHG Protocol, third-party databases, and other tools based on the GHG Protocol standards that can be used to calculate greenhouse gas inventories for use in emissions calculations.


Greenhouse Gas (GHG) Protocol - Corporate Standard

The Greenhouse Gas (GHG) Protocol provides guidance and is a useful resource published by the World Resources Institute with the World Business Council for Sustainable Development as a guide for monitoring and accounting for greenhouse gas emissions.


CDP Climate Change Information Request

The CDP Climate Change Information Request provides questions that assess a company's carbon use, goals, and management.  This CDP report provides the overview of the results from companies responding to the request.  CDP can be contacted to respond to the Climate Information Request.


GRI G4 Sustainability Reporting Guidelines

The GRI G4 Sustainability Reporting Guidelines provide a standard set of metrics for companies to report on material environmental, social, and economic impacts, actions, and outcomes.


Definitions

Goals:  Goals should be specific, measurable, achievable, relevant and time-bound.


Greenhouse gas:  Gases that contribute to the greenhouse effect by absorbing infrared radiation in the atmosphere, e.g., carbon dioxide, methan, nitrous oxide, ozone, and chlorofluorocarbons.


Public disclosure:  Voluntary corporate reporting, sustainability reporting programs, or reporting as part of regulatory compliance.