ICT Sector Guidance built on the GHG Protocol Product Life Cycle Accounting and Reporting Standard ( 2017 )


In 2013 GeSI started a collaboration with WRI, WBCSD, and the Carbon Trust, for the development of a guidance document for the calculation of life-cycle GHG emissions for ICT (Information and Communication Technology) products with a focus on ICT services.

This ICT Sector Guidance is built on, and in conformance with, the GHG Protocol Product Standard and it includes the following chapters:

  • Telecommunications Network Services
  • Desktop Managed Services
  • Cloud and Data Center Services
  • Hardware
  • Software
  • Transport Substitution

Assessing the GHG emissions of ICT products presents a number of challenges because of the nature of ICT, with the complex and extensive features of ICT services, the long and complex supply chains for ICT hardware, and the wide use of shared resources within ICT systems requiring specific allocation techniques. This ICT Sector Guidance aims to address these issues by providing practical methodologies, which provide a consistent approach to calculating the GHG emissions from ICT goods and services.

ICT Sector Guidance built on the GHG Protocol Product Life Cycle Accounting and Reporting Standard

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