ACT assessments provide companies with a feedback report outlining best practice and opportunities for improvement as well as a rating to track progress. These assessments are carried out following sectoral methodology and, from the end of May 2021, Aluminium, Chemicals, Glass and Pulp & Paper companies can pilot test their methodologies through the roadtest. If […]
Give your feedback: Aluminium, Chemicals, Glass and Pulp & Paper methodologies out for public consultation!
Interested and concerned about the low carbon transition requirements for these high emitting sectors? Contribute to the final development stage of the ACT methodologies by taking part in the public consultation as we would like to hear from you on the gaps and strengths of the methodology. Your input is welcome to create a robust […]
Are referred as “avoided emissions” of an organization the emission reductions achieved by its activities, products and/or services, when these reductions are achieved outside its scope of activity. These last years, more and more companies claim avoided emissions to highlight their efforts to the global decarbonization effort. However, this concept is not always well known […]
Practice makes perfect: how road-testing the new ACT sector methodologies brings surprising benefits to companies
The ACT initiative provided more than 100 companies with a confidential assessment of their climate strategy and with training on the methodology used through multiple road-test over the past 5 years free of charge. The individual report summarising key findings and recommendations was particularly appreciated to guide future company efforts towards their low-carbon transition. “The […]
The world is accelerating its climate ambition, but is the automotive sector speeding up or slowing down on decarbonisation?
Comparing the 2019 and 2020 Climate and Energy Automotive Benchmarks. China, Japan, South Korea and the European Union are some of the world’s biggest car markets. One other thing they all now have in common is a commitment to reach net-zero emissions by 2050 or 2060. The second biggest car market in the world, the […]
Utilities are not planning properly for the electricity system of the future: new ACT benchmark by WBA
Transforming electricity systems is crucial to decarbonisation. In 2018, 62.9% of global electricity was still generated from fossil fuels, but low-carbon generation, particularly from wind and solar, is growing significantly. Excitingly, electrification can enable other high emitting sectors such as autos or heat to slash emissions, but only if emissions from electricity generation are reduced. […]
As all companies have their role to play in the low-carbon transition, the ACT initiative developed the ACT Generic methodology which aims to assess the readiness to transition to the low-carbon economy of multi-activity companies as well as companies operating in sectors that will not be covered by ACT sectoral methodologies (see Participate page). ACT […]
The World Benchmarking Alliance is using ACT methodologies to conduct its Energy and Climate Benchmark since 2019. The first benchmark was published in December for COP25 and ranked 25 most influent auto manufacturers using their ACT scores. On the July the 6th, WBA will release their new benchmark ranking 50 electric utilities companies based on […]
Last chance to join the group of pioneer companies from the Oil & Gas, Transport and Cement sectors road-testing the innovative ACT methodologies which assess the alignment of their low carbon strategy with sectoral decarbonisation pathways. Participating companies will benefit from a free assessment of their low carbon strategies conducted by consultants trained in ACT […]
The ACT initiative will launch sectoral methodologies development for the metal (iron and steel), agriculture and agro-food sectors as well as a generic methodology for conglomerate companies and companies operating in sectors that will not be covered by ACT methodologies (see sign up/consultation page for the list of sectors). This is a unique opportunity to […]