Welcome to reporting tool
As part of the SME Climate Commitment, businesses are required to disclose their progress towards net zero on a yearly basis. The SME Climate Hub provides a free reporting tool which has been developed specifically for small and medium sized enterprises (SMEs). The tool helps summarize SMEs’ annual greenhouse gas emissions, actions taken to reduce emissions and provides an opportunity to report on climate solutions.
The tool ensures all mandatory fields are completed and provides a report summary, which is submitted to the SME Climate Hub and can be shared with customers, investors or various stakeholders. SMEs may choose to use the summary as it is, or to integrate the data from the reporting tool into a more extensive textual report. This is required to provide a fully GHG-protocol compliant report. Alternatively, 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.
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 SME Climate Hub dashboard. Some SMEs may need additional expert support to complete their report and set an action plan for the following year. The SME Climate Hub is currently considering piloting select service providers which could cost-efficiently support SMEs in completing their report and setting an action plan. If you are interested in exploring this opportunity, contact [email protected].
SMEs that joined from January 2022 onwards shall provide their first progress report within 12 months of making the SME Climate Commitment. If they need more time to complete their report, they can send an email to [email protected] to be granted an extension of up to 6 months. SMEs that joined the SME Climate Hub in 2020 or 2021 must provide their first report by October 2023.
The disclosure requirements are described in the Rules for Reporting document.