Measuring and Reporting Energy and GHG Emissions Savings

At Novartis, we report on identified energy improvement opportunities at all sites, not just commercial buildings. We use a standardized approach to ensure consistency of Energy Project Accounting and to facilitate comparison across internal and external organizations.

Four savings indicators on energy use, energy cost and GHG emissions and the investments in energy/GHG improvements (energy investments) provide the necessary information to be collected in this accounting process. They represent the minimum information being collected for Energy Project Accounting. They may be broken down into different types of energy sources or GHG emission categories. We evaluate all figures at the time of reporting as accurately as possible. The four indicators are defined as follows:

Apart from these four main indicators, we also include where appropriate economic indicators in the list of energy projects or other saving information and commentary. These could include:

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