Article 75 of the French Grenelle II Law requires certain types of institutions and companies to account for their GHG emissions and publish a summary report, accompanied by a three-year action plan. This is the Regulatory GHG Summary Report.
The institutions and companies which are subject to this regulation are:
- Companies with more than 500 employees (250 employees for companies located in French Oveaseas Dominions and Territories);
- Public institutions with more than 250 employees;
- Local governments of areas with more than 50,000 residents;
A strict regulatory GHG assessment covers emission Types 1 and & 2, although Type 3 is also very strongly recommended. It is renewed every 3 or 4 years depending on the type of company or institution.
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A Bilan Carbone® assessment is not compulsory. It is used by organizations that have voluntarily commited to a process which accounts for and reduces their GHG emissions. It can also be used in response to Article 75 of the Grenelle II Lawas Version 7 of the Bilan Carbone® assessment includes anautomatic legally compliant data report
The advantage of using the Bilan Carbone® assessent to meet legal requirements is twofold:
You will have at your disposal, unlike with a legally compliant GHG summary report, an operational tool which will allow you to complete a full assessment of your company’s GHG emmissions;
You will be able to broaden your Type 3emmissions accounting and so have a strategic vision for your emmissions management (75% of emissions, on average, fall under Type 3) and increase opportunities to undertake reduction actions. Everything you need to know about the Bilan Carbone® system