EKOenergy and carbon accounting

EKOenergy-labelled energy always fulfils the basic conditions required for CDP reporting as well as the requirements of reporting standards such as the Greenhouse Gas Protocol. You can find the translations of our Greenhouse Gas Protocol Scope 2 Guidance summary below.


CDP works with 6000 of the largest companies in the world. The organisation helps businesses calculate their carbon emissions and encourages them to develop effective carbon emission reduction strategies.

On page 15 and 16 of its technical notes for accounting of scope 2 emissions (i.e. emissions related to the production of purchased electricity and heat), CDP explains how companies can do more:

Ecolabels are a way for companies to do more with their purchases. The GHG Protocol Scope 2 Guidance mentions the EKOenergy label as an option, as it is a mark of quality which comes on top of tracking certificates. Electricity sold with the EKOenergy label fulfils strict environmental criteria and raises funds for new renewable energy projects. Involvement, transparency, and ‘deeds not words’ are important principles of EKOenergy’s work.

Greenhouse Gas Protocol Scope 2 Guidance


The Greenhouse Gas Protocol is a worldwide standard for carbon accounting. It is a joint product of the World Resources Institute and the World Business Council for Sustainable Development.

In January 2015, the Secretariat of the Greenhouse Gas Protocol published a Guidance on how to account for the carbon emissions of purchased electricity and heat. In ‘carbon footprint terminology’ these emissions are known as scope 2 emissions. Hence the name of the Greenhouse Gas Protocol’s Guidance: The Scope 2 Guidance.

The Guidance refers to EKOenergy several times. Chapter 11, which encourages companies to go one step further, refers to EKOenergy’s Climate Fund.

Summary of the Scope 2 Guidance in many languages

Our summary of the Greenhouse Gas Protocol Scope 2 Guidance, available in many languages below, also contains a glossary.