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What is the total amount of energy consumption outside of the organization in gigajoules?    

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 consumption can occur outside an organization, i.e. throughout the organization’s upstream and downstream activities associated with its operations. This can include consumers’ use of products the organization sells, and the end-of-life treatment of products.

In 2018, the GRI G4 Sustainability Reporting Guidelines were superseded by the GRI Sustainability Reporting Standards (GRI standards). For this metric, the code G4-EN4 is used in company reporting prior to 2018, and the new GRI 302-2 code used in reporting from 2018 onwards. The methodology for the former G4 standard for this metric can be found here

Methodology

For this metric question you are being asked to identify the total energy consumption outside of the organization for a specific year. Companies that report according to GRI guidelines will often use the GRI code 302 or 302-2 and will follow GRI guidance for determining the relevant energy consumption outside of the organization.

Search publicly available documents like Annual and CSR reports to find the answer. 

Keywords and search terms for this metric: Energy, Fuel, 302-2, GRI, GRI Index

Answers & Calculations

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Units

Companies may report energy consumption in hundreds, thousands or millions of gigajoules or joules. 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 consumption as '5 million megajoules (MJ)' the answer should be converted to gigajoules (GJ) and entered on WikiRate as '5000 GJ'