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ACT assessment Methodologies

Auto Manufacturer ACT Auto

This document presents the ACT assessment methodology for the automobile manufacturers.

Retail ACT Retail

This document presents the ACT assessment methodology for the retail sector.

Electric Utilities ACT Electricty

This document presents the ACT assessment methodology for the Electric Utilities (EU) sector.

Building ACT Building

This document presents the ACT assessment methodology for building sector.

Electric Utilities ACT Real Estate

This document presents the ACT assessment methodology for the Real Estate sector.

RealEstate ACT Property Developer

This document presents the ACT assessment methodology for the Property Developper sector.

Building ACT Cement

This document presents the ACT assessment methodology for the Cement sector.

Electric Utilities ACT Transport

This document presents the ACT assessment methodology for the Transport sector.

RealEstate ACT Oil&Gas

This document presents the ACT assessment methodology for the Oil & Gas sector.

The ACT assessment Approach

ACT step by step Methodology

ACT Step by Step

This document presents the ACT Step by Step methodology that addresses the need of companies, no matter their size and sector of activities, who want to develop coherent low carbon strategies and roadmap and implement relevant action plans.

ACT Step by Step

This document is a short presentation of the ACT Step by Step methodology, toolbox, progress recognition system and French voluntary program.

the ACT step by step approach

Methodology development project launch, progress monitoring and carbon performance assessment

(3 videos)

How to use



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 TWG Terms of References

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).

ACT 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 developments

Download pdf document: CDP_ACT-EXECUTIVE-SUMMARY-220317.pdf


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.

Download pdf document: CDP_ACT-FULL-REPORT-23-03-17.pdf


More information on both the project process and results.

Download pdf document: ACT-Pilot-Consultation-summary-June-2017


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.

Download pdf document: ADEME_ACT_rapport_synthese_EN_OK.pdf


Reporting on the ACT- Assessing low Carbon Transition® road-test with French SMEs and Mid-cap companies. The companies low-carbon strategies performance were assessed against the national scenario (SNBC).

Download pdf document: ACT-guidance-methodology-prefiguration-study-final-report

Prefiguration study ACT Step by Step

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.