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.
In 2018, the GRI G4 Sustainability Reporting Guidelines were superseded by the GRI Sustainability Reporting Standards (GRI standards). For this metric, the code G4-EN3 is used in company reporting prior to 2018, and the new GRI 302-1 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 total energy consumption of the organization for a specific year. Start by searching publicly available documents like Annual and CSR reports.
Keywords and search terms for this metric
- GRI Index
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Companies may report energy consumption in hundreds, thousands or millions of gigajoules, joules, MWh or GWh. The answer for this metric must be entered into WikiRate in gigajoules (GJ). Make sure you check the unit of measurement and do any conversions necessary. Enter the full number into the answer field.
E.g. If the company reports its energy consumption as '500,000 MWh' the answer should be converted to GJ and entered on WikiRate as '1800000 gigajoules'
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