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1 International Telecommunication Union ITU Green Standards Week, Rome, Italy, September 5 – 9, 2011 ICT in Organizations Current Status of the ITU-T SG5 Recommendation Gilbert Buty Standard Manager Corporate Standardization Department Alcatel Lucent The views expressed in this presentation are those of the author and do not necessarily reflect the opinions of the ITU or its Membership.

2 ITU Green Standards Week, Rome, Italy, September 5 – 9, 2011 This recommendation is intending to allow organizations to assess their scope 1, 2 and 3 GHG emissions and energy consumption. This Recommendation covers: The assessment of the life cycle environmental impact of ICT Goods, Networks and Services used by an organization (ICT in organizations). The assessment of the environmental impact of an ICT organization (ICT organizations). The interpretation of these impacts. The reporting of these impacts to ensure a fair and transparent communication. Scope

3 ITU Green Standards Week, Rome, Italy, September 5 – 9, 2011 Scope This recommendation does not cover: GHG removals which have not been considered (not of high priority for this first version), and Rebound effects since these aspects still belong to the research domain.

4 ITU Green Standards Week, Rome, Italy, September 5 – 9, 2011 How to use it Define the organizational boundaries Define the operational boundaries Choose the base year Select the quantification methodology and calculate Look if you need to recalculate Evaluate the uncertainties Communicate with the GHG Report

5 ITU Green Standards Week, Rome, Italy, September 5 – 9, 2011 Organizational boundaries The organizational boundaries define which parts of the organization should be included in the emissions measurement (main units, subsidiaries, joint ventures..). should include all operations and subsidiaries owned and/or operated by the organization. The inclusion of jointly-owned facilities and operations may be determined either on an equity share or control basis. The following decisions should be made and documented: Facilities taken into account. Consolidation methodology used.

6 ITU Green Standards Week, Rome, Italy, September 5 – 9, 2011 Operational boundaries To identify which emission sources that should be included in the assessment. The following sources of emissions should be identified: design and production of equipments used by the organization. design and production of consumables used by the organization. design, production and usage of software and services purchased by the organization. Emission sources including the disposal of all ICT equipments or the disposal of consumables or the end of life associated to software and services purchased by the organization may be considered.

7 ITU Green Standards Week, Rome, Italy, September 5 – 9, 2011 Emission sources including the following activities may be considered: The emissions of daily, regular migrations and business travels of IT departments staff; The emissions resulting from freight of purchased ICT equipments coming into the organization; The emissions resulting from freight of ICT equipments within the organization premises; The emissions resulting from freight of ICT equipments going outside the organization premises when decommissioned. For each of the three scopes (direct emissions, indirect emissions and other indirect emissions), the selected emission sources should be clearly described and documented. Operational boundaries

8 ITU Green Standards Week, Rome, Italy, September 5 – 9, 2011 Base Year As a principle, the publication date of this Recommendation (ITU base year) should be the base year for an GHG emission and energy consumption assessment. However, a different base year could be chosen when: The organization estimates that the quantity and/or quality of available verifiable data for this particular different year guarantee a more accurate evaluation of its GHG emissions and energy consumption. The organization has already put in place an assessment and reporting process based on a different base year, compliant with this ITU Recommendation. The activities carried out by the organization generate unusual fluctuations of GHG emissions and/or energy consumption in such a way that the ITU base year might not be significant.

9 ITU Green Standards Week, Rome, Italy, September 5 – 9, 2011 Calculation Phase Use the L.1410 Recommendation Part I Prepare the inventory Data collection equipment collection select emission factors

10 ITU Green Standards Week, Rome, Italy, September 5 – 9, 2011 Recalculation This covers the following aspects: Structural changes which include mergers, acquisitions... Discovery of significant errors contained within the base year emission calculations. Similarly, should new data become available on source emissions that was not previously available, an adjustment to the base year emissions will be required.

11 ITU Green Standards Week, Rome, Italy, September 5 – 9, 2011 Uncertainties An uncertainty assessment for GHG emissions and removals should be performed in accordance with ISO clause 5.4. Due to these uncertainties, the GHG inventory should primarily be used for the following purposes: Identification of opportunities to improve environmental performance of the organization. Information to decisions-makers about typical environmental performances of an organization. Selection of relevant indicators for monitoring of environmental performance. Aggregation of GHG emissions to a sector level based on scopes 1 & 2 reporting. On the contrary the GHG inventory is not suitable for: Direct comparisons of the environmental load between different organizations. High accuracy aggregation of GHG emissions to a sector level based on the scope3 reporting.

12 ITU Green Standards Week, Rome, Italy, September 5 – 9, 2011 Reporting This part describes how the organization should prepare the GHG report to inform external and internal readers. The energy and GHG report content should contain: a description of the reporting organization and person responsible the reporting period or periods covered, including the base year a documentation of organizational and operational boundaries Data collection policy and emission factors, the results of energy consumption assessment and GHG emissions assessment (scope 1 & 2), a statement that the energy report and the GHG inventory report has been prepared in accordance with the principles outlined in the present ITU-T Recommendation.

13 ITU Green Standards Week, Rome, Italy, September 5 – 9, 2011 For other indirect GHG emissions, the following reporting structure applies: Supply chain Own activities Operation of products EoL Not (yet) explicitly mentioned whether scope 3 reporting is mandatory or optional Reporting

14 ITU Green Standards Week, Rome, Italy, September 5 – 9, 2011 Timing Recommendation To go for consent (hopefully) after the upcoming meeting in Seoul (September 2011) To be updated (very likely) in the course of 2012 EEC benchmarking exercise

15 ITU Green Standards Week, Rome, Italy, September 5 – 9, 2011 Conclusions This Recommendation intends To offer the necessary knowledge to meet the societal demands of a low-carbon economy and the challenge of higher energy prices It is intended : to be flexible enough to address the Industry's complex needs but to be prescriptive enough to address some of the regulators' concerns to include works performed by other Industrial fora.

16 ITU Green Standards Week, Rome, Italy, September 5 – 9, 2011 Should you need further information, please contact or or any of the wonderful experts we have in SG5 (list available on the ITU website) Thank You


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