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ACT founding documents and experimentation reports

Learn about ACT contribution to corporate climate accountability.

ACT Framework

The ACT Framework explains the principles for developing an ACT sectoral methodology, which were set based on experiences of similar processes, and existing best practice of the work done by the Global Initiative for Sustainability Ratings (GISR), ISEAL alliance credibility principles, and ISO development principles. The Framework also explains the methodology implementation principles, which consider GRI, IIRC, SASB, Arista 3.0, and the GHG Protocol principles . It includes requirements, rationales and guidance for assessment and rating for all sectors. It enables a deeper understanding of the underlying architecture and reasoning behind the ACT approach; however, it does not provide the details required to understand how individual sectors will be assessed under ACT. It is intended to be used in conjunction with the ACT sector methodologies to supplement them and give the necessary background to their development.

ACT Sector Methodologies Development

The ACT Guidelines are for ACT methodology developer specifically those individuals in charge of Technical Working Groups (TWG) or called upon to draft sections or contribute to the work of the TWG. The document covers the three phases of an ACT sector methodology development. They expand the principles set out in the ACT Framework to the development of new ACT sector methodologies. The development of an ACT sector methodology implies the production of a detailed methodological document and the associated tools including the ACT questionnaire to calculate the indicators and ratings.

ACT Financial Institutions Engagement Charter

The ACT Charter Engagement states all the benefits, both for the ACT initiative and the signatory including tailored training and tools licences, in committing to champion the cause of decarbonization. Central to the low carbon transition issues, ACT is a tool that provides financial actors with standardized information on companies’ decarbonisation strategies and enables them to analyse the transition risks that may hinder companies profitability. ACT responds to the need for corporate and Financial Institutions to disclose more information about their low carbon strategy and more globally about extra-financial data. ACT can be used as a tool to better conform with existing regulation in France (Art 173) and international requirements (TCFD) as well as with the coming ones in EU (Commission action plan on sustainable finance).
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ACT Cement

This document provides key findings of  the ACT Cement methodology roadtest. Conducted in 2020 with volonteered companies, the report includes average results for the sample. Following the roadtest it was confirmed the methodology is a good planning tool for cement companies.

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ACT Transport

This report provides key findings of the ACT Transport methodology roadtest. It gives an average results for the sample of companies assessed and includes participating companies’ feedback on how ACT assessment is challenging their operations and can help them to take actions based on GHG emissions accountancy.

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ACT Oil & Gas

This report aims to provide the key findings of the assessment and an overview of results for the sector. This report concludes that the companies in this sector must strengthen their decarbonisation ambitions and efforts, and increase their transparency to better allow stakeholders to understand their impacts and the extent of their future ambitions and action on climate change.

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ACT Pilot Full Report

ACT Auto, Retail, Electric Utility

This is the full report of findings from the ACT pilot project. It includes a detailed account of; Introduction to the project and its approach, findings from the development of three sector specific methodologies for each ACT module, a reflection on the development process and outputs, and an indication of the next steps for ACT.

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ACT Road test with French companies

ACT Auto, Retail, Electric Utility, Transport, Property Developer & Real Estate, Building, and Agro Food

This document provides the key findings of the ACT road-test carried out by ADEME in France in 2017 with a sample of 30 SMEs and Mid-cap companies (“ETIs”). This involved broadening the scope of the ACT method (development of new sectors, adaptation to SMEs/Mid-cap firms) and testing the implementation of the method on a more massive scale and in different contexts (French low-carbon strategy).

ACT Pilot project - Public consultation

This document is the formal summary of responses from the consultation feedback exercise on the ACT pilot methodologies, electric utilities, auto manufacturing and retail, that ran from February 2016 – January 2017.

ACT Executive summary

This is an executive summary of findings from the ACT pilot project, including an introduction to the project and its approach, findings from the development of three sector-specific methodologies, and an indication of the next steps for ACT.

ACT Step by Step prefiguration study

As the vast majority of businesses have not yet integrated the upcoming low-carbon transition into their strategies, many of them are looking for guidance and support to do so. This prefiguration study was carried out in this context, with the objective of designing the draft version of an ACT Step by Step model.