Guidance

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


The scope of this KPI includes greenhouse gas emissions from company-owned or contract-manufacturing facilities that manufacture beauty and personal care products for sale in the United States.


If your organization reports to CDP or is able to determine its GHG emissions intensity then answer either B or C, not both.


Included in the scope of this question are fuels combusted and electricity used in facilities that perform final manufacturing activities for beauty and personal care products, as well as trace gases released during the manufacture of these products.  This may include some or all corporate scope 1 and 2 emissions, as well as scope 1 and 2 emissions from any final manufacturing facilities not within an organizations's financial or operational control (e.g., contract manufacturers).  Excluded from the scope of this question are GHG allowances, offsets, and credits.


  • For B, enter your most recent CDP letter score for company-owned or contract manufacturing facilities.  This score must have been earned within 12 months of the completion date of this questionnaire.
  • C1 many be calculated using product-specific data or the intensity may be estimated via facility data that is not product specific.  If using product-specific data, calculate C1 as the average of each product's greenhous gas emissions intensity, weighted by the mass of each product.
    • If using facility data, calculate C1 as the average of each final manufacturing facility's greenhouse gas emissions intensity, weighted by the mass in tonnes, of beauty and personal care products for sale in the United States produced.  If the manufacturing facilities produce more than one category of product, only weight using the total weight of production specific to beauty and personal care products for sale in the United States.
  • Calculate C2 as the mass of beauty and personal care products for sale in the United States for which you are able to obtain data, divided by total mass of beauty and personal care products for sale in the United States produced, then multiply by 100.  For each final manufacturing facility, follow the instructions in the Greenhouse Gas Protocol Corporate Standard (2013) to calculate scope 1 and 2 greenhouse gas emissions generated from electricity purchased or produced, fuels combusted, and trace gases released, and then add them together.  Worksheets are available on the GHG Protocol website to facilitate these calculations.


  • Perform these calculations using data from a 12-month period that ended within 12 months of the completion date of this questionnaire.


The data required for the most recent CDP Climate Change Information Request combined with production data can be used to calculate the response (in the 2016 information request, refer to CC9.2b: Scope 1 Emissions Breakdown by Facility and CC10.2b: Scope 2 Emissions Breakdown by Facility or CC12.4 Question Emissions Performance).  The data required for GRI G4 Sustainability Report Guidelines metric G4-EN3: Energy Consumption within the Organization, or metrics G4-EN15: Direct Greenhouse Gas Emissions and G4-EN16: Energy Indirect Greenhouse Gas Emissions can also be used to calculate the response.


Resources

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.


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.


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.


Definitions

Company-owned or contract manufacturing facilities:  Facilities responsible for manufacturing and assembly of final products, whether these facilities are internal or external to the respondent's organization.


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.