Reductions in energy requirements of products and services, GRI 302-5 (formerly G4-EN7)
In relation to the previous year, how much has the company reduced the energy requirements of its products and/or services?

About the data

This metric is based on the Global Reporting Initiative (GRI) Standard Guidelines. 

GRI 302 addresses the topic of energy. An organization can consume energy in various forms, such as fuel, electricity, heating, cooling or steam. Energy can be self-generated or purchased from external sources and it can come from renewable sources (such as wind, hydro or solar) or from non-renewable sources (such as coal, petroleum or natural gas).

Using energy more efficiently and opting for renewable energy sources is essential for combating climate change and for lowering an organization’s overall environmental footprint. The disclosures in this Standard can provide information about an organization’s impacts related to energy, and how it manages them.

Energy reduction - amount of energy no longer used or needed to carry out the same processes or tasks

In 2018, the GRI G4 Sustainability Reporting Guidelines were superseded by the GRI Sustainability Reporting Standards (GRI standards). For this metric, the code G4-EN7 is used in company reporting prior to 2018, and the new GRI 302-5 code used in reporting from 2018 onwards. The methodology for the former G4 standard for this metric can be found here

For this metric question you are being asked to identify the percentage reduction of energy requirements of an organization's products and services for a specific year in relation to the previous year. Start by searching publicly available documents like Annual and CSR reports.  

Keywords and search terms for this metric

- Energy

- Reduction

- 302-5


- GRI Index

Answers & Calculations

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Companies may report energy consumption reduction in hundreds, thousands or millions of gigajoules or joules. The answer for this metric must be entered into WikiRate as a percentage reduction compared to the previous year. If the organization has not achieved any reduction in the energy requirements of its products and services, enter the answer as '0'.