Carbon Measurement: Information required for an emissions boundary verification session

This article will assist you with preparing the required information for an emissions boundary verification session

Your emissions boundary is derived from the below: 

What does this include? 

How can I provide this information for the reporting period? 

Operational boundary – the legal composition of your company 

  • Organisational and/or ownership structure. 
    Your business may have several companies as part of your larger organisation. 
  • All relevant addresses 
  • Provide a document to illustrate your organisational structure highlighting the entities where there is operational control.

  • Prepare all addresses of the company

Scope 1  
Direct GHG emissions 



  • All stationary energy and fuels used in buildings, machinery, or vehicles in the organisation’s control e.g. natural gas, fuels used in generators or vehicles. 


  • Bring your Profit & Loss statement 

Scope 2  
Indirect GHG emissions 


  • All mobile combustion of fuels in transportation devices such as automobiles, trucks, buses, trains, flights, boats, ships, barges, vessels.  
  • All purchased or acquired electricity, consumed by the company. 


  • Invoices from suppliers 
  • Extracts from your accounting software 



Scope 3  
Other indirect GHG emissions 


  • Comprehensive understanding of all organisational activities ie. Value-chain map.   


  • List of purchased goods and services 
  • List of goods and services sold 
  • List of suppliers and other relevant value chain partners, either by type or spend category