Welcome to the SME Reporting Tool

Once submitted, the disclosed report and data provided through the tool will be made public through the SME Climate Hub, in line with the SME Climate Commitment. SMEs will be able to access their full report and data through the Our SMEs page. Businesses that have already published a climate report can confirm that their report fulfills the SME Climate Hub reporting requirements and upload this report to the SME Climate Hub. One example is provided here.

The next reporting deadline for organisations that have not yet submitted their reports is October 1st 2024. The disclosure requirements are described in the Rules for Reporting document.

Note: (*) Highlights questions which are mandatory in order to disclose progress in line with the SME Climate Commitment and United Nations’ Race to Zero starting line criteria. Other fields are non-mandatory - aiming to support your climate strategy and for highlighting key areas like getting a loan and articulating the impact of your green product or service.

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Commitment and Targets *

Own Emissions *

Value Chain Emissions *

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Climate Solutions *

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Management, Strategy and Climate Risk *

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Results, Challenges and Outlook *

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Introduction

Mandatory questions and sections are marked with a red asterisk, but we encourage you to answer as much as you can of the non-mandatory questions as well. In this first section you will enter your reporting period, revenue, number of employees, and shortly describe your business activities, to help us understand your emissions better.

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The year for which data is being provided

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It is recommended that the reporting period is the same as the company's financial year, to ensure data consistency.

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Annual revenue information will not be publicly visible

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Headcount refers to how many people your company employs. Calculating headcount is as simple as adding up the number of people on your payroll, while FTE refers to the number of full-time hours being worked at the company. It is recommended to report FTE's but headcounts are allowed.

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The report you are submitting should be for the same entity that is behind the SME Climate Commitment.
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Commitment and Targets

Describe your net zero and near-term targets. To reach net net zero means that the organisation has reduced its value chain emissions (scope 1, scope 2 and scope 3 emissions) following a science-based pathway, with any remaining residual greenhouse gas emissions being fully neutralized by permanent or like-for-like removals exclusively claimed by that organization.

The term ”residual” refers to emissions that remain technically unfeasible to be eliminated. A widely applicable guideline is that such residual emissions shall not exceed 10% of baseline emissions.

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The base year is a reference point in time against which emission reductions in the future are measured. Set the base year 2019 or later.

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% reduction in emissions from the base year. Near term targets should be between 1-10 years in the future.
What does it mean to halve greenhouse gas emissions before 2030?
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Own Emissions

Businesses have the most control over their Scope 1 and 2 emissions, making them the best place to start for measurement and reduction.

These emissions come from use of fossil fuels and greenhouse gases, for instance in boilers, vehicles or refrigeration, and from purchased energy, cooling, heating and steam. ‘Emissions’ include all greenhouse gases, measured in CO2 equivalent (CO2e) - the universal unit of measurement for evaluating the global warming potential of different greenhouse gases.

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If you have developed a climate transition plan this can be uploaded as a separate report.

Energy consumption

Disclose total energy consumption (purchased and/or self-generated).

Kwh of total energy consumption from renewable energy sources

Scope 1 emissions

Scope 1- Emissions arising from activities owned or controlled by your organisation that release emissions straight into the atmosphere. Examples of scope 1 emissions include emissions from combustion of fossil fuels boilers and owned vehicles, emissions from chemical production in owned or controlled process equipment, and leakage of refrigerants.
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Scope 2 emissions

Scope 2- Emissions being released into the atmosphere by the generation of electricity, heat, steam and cooling. A location-based method reflects the average emissions intensity of grids on which energy consumption occurs (using mostly grid-average emission factor data). More detailed information can be found in “GHG Protocol Scope 2 Guidance” report from the GHG Protocol.
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If relevant, your market-based emissions can also be reported as a complement to your location-based scope 2 emissions. This reflects emissions from the electricity that companies choose to buy. It uses emission factors based on contracts, which may include agreements for both the energy and its generation details, or for just the attributes of the energy.

Eg: Switching to renewable energy, reducing energy usage, and produce own energy onsite.

Specify the accounting prinicples used, sources for the emission factors and any tools used to meassure and calculate your scope 1 & 2 emissions.

Value Chain Emissions

Value chain emissions are key to understanding your emissions, but they are difficult to measure.

The SME Climate Hub expects SMEs to develop value chain emissions reporting over time. Businesses at the start of their climate action journey might report that they are not yet measuring their value chain emissions.

An SME farther along in their climate action journey might be measuring some key value chain emissions categories.

Scope 3 emissions

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Scope 3- Emissions that are a consequence of your actions, which occur at sources which you do not own or control. Examples of activities that result in scope 3 emissions are business travel, commuting, waste disposal, purchased materials, freight (incoming and outgoing) of material and products, use of sold products and services and financial investments. More detailed information can be found in “Technical Guidance for Calculating Scope 3 Emissions” report from the GHG Protocol.
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Or have asked to set similar target aligning with the 1.5°C ambition

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Specify the accounting prinicples used, sources for the emission factors any tools used to meassure and calculate your scope 3 emissions.

Climate Solutions

This section applies to SMEs who provide climate solutions to describe the positive impact their business is making on the climate.

A climate solution is a product or service that meets a need in society, contributes to the reduction of GHG emissions and has significantly lower emissions than business-as-usual options.

Production and consumption of climate solutions is compatible with the global 1.5°C ambition, and will accelerate the transition towards a net zero carbon economy.

Management, Strategy and Climate Risk

This section is for SMEs who want to think more about their management and strategy, particularly looking at climate risk.

As these questions are typically asked by larger stakeholders, especially banks, this may be an area that is immediately relevant to you. It can also be an area which you develop over time as you build up your climate strategy.

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Provide as much details about the individual risks and how you have started to manage them.

6.3 Have you integrated climate and/or nature into your company mission statement or shareholder agreements? If yes, describe how.

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6.4 Have you taken actions this year outside of your emissions to accelerate climate progress?

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Examples of actvities outside your own operations and value chain that contributes to accelerating climate action in society, such as advocating for net zero polices and increased climate action in society and business assocations you are part of.

Results, Challenges and Outlook

If you have calculated your emissions in previous years, please share how your emissions in the reporting year have changed compared to previous years.

If possible, note the reason(s) for change and what corrective actions you are taking. This will help us as we continue to build the tools and support to help you take action.

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7.3 Has there been any third party validation of the data submitted in this report?

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