Release of MfE’s Measuring Emissions Guidance

Working from home, public transport and additional animals such as alpacas, donkeys and chickens are some of the new emissions categories added to the Ministry for the Environment’s latest Measuring Emissions Guide.

The updated 2020 guide is a free tool for businesses and organisations of all sizes wanting to voluntarily measure, report and reduce their greenhouse gas emissions.

The guide has eight documents, including an Interactive Workbook, where businesses and organisations can input their data and produce an inventory.

This year’s guide shows that annually, 30 trees in a plantation forest removes emissions equal to 100 employees working from home for 30 days, 10 alpacas, or electricity for 3.5 homes.

More than 360 businesses and organisations used the Measuring Emissions Guide last year.