EICC Launches Carbon Reporting System for Electronics Companies
First industry-wide system for tracking carbon footprint of supply chains
“EICC is pleased that 21 global electronics firms have subscribed to the Carbon Reporting System,” stated EICC Chairman
The EICC system collects and tracks the emissions of direct suppliers to participating companies, and provides guidance for estimating the allocation of emissions to clients. Companies that use the system have the option to report emissions data down to the facility level. The system will convert units of measurement, calculate emissions in Metric Tonnes of Carbon Equivalents (MTCE), and aggregate data from all of a company’s facilities.
Unlike lifecycle-based approaches to supply chain emissions, the EICC system gathers primary data from companies at different levels in the supply chain, which increases transparency and accountability in the industry. EICC will leverage industry data collected through the system over the coming months to identify opportunities for improvement and collaboration.
The voluntary system is free for EICC member companies. Electronics companies that are not EICC members can subscribe to the Carbon Reporting System for
EICC was established in 2004 to improve social, economic, and environmental conditions in the global electronics supply chain through use of a standardized code of conduct. EICC was incorporated in 2007 as an association to ensure greater awareness of the code, and to expand its adoption across the industry. EICC includes 40 global electronics companies.
For more information or to view the EICC code of conduct, see http://eicc.info.
SOURCE Electronics Industry Citizenship Coalition