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Guidance for voluntary greenhouse gas reporting - 2016: Data and methods for the 2014 calendar year

Publication date:  December 2016
Publication reference number:  ME 1281

This guide is for organisations who wish to voluntarily monitor and report greenhouse gas emissions for their New Zealand operations. It encourages best practice in greenhouse gas monitoring and reporting and supports voluntary greenhouse gas reporting initiatives. It endorses the referenced reporting frameworks such as The GHG Protocol, and provides information (emission factors and methods) to enable organisations to apply them.


An earlier version of the 2016 Guidance for Voluntary Greenhouse Gas Reporting contained an error in the data for purchased electricity. This has now been addressed. MfE apologises for this error.

Other documents

Summary of emissions factors for the Guidance for Voluntary Greenhouse Gas Reporting – 2016 [PDF, 325 KB]

Emissions factors for the 2014 calendar year [Excel, 132 KB]

Interactive user workbook [Excel, 146 KB]