Avoid errors in NGER reporting

01 Feb 2012Archived News Climate Change Matters

The Australian National Audit Office found that 72 per cent of 2009/2010 NGER reports contained errors and 17 per cent of reports contained "significant" errors. The NGER data of companies with sites that trigger the Clean Energy Act, 2011 threshold, will inform the number of permits that will need to be acquired and acquitted. This necessitates a greater focus on the accuracy and audit-readiness of data sets.

 

NGER reporting

The NGER compliance systems and processes of most companies are becoming more advanced now that organisations are in their fourth reporting year. However it is clear that focus needs to be given to reviewing, refining and building audit-ready systems that meet commercial and sustainability requirements.

These steps are outlined below:

Define reporting boundaries

Determine whether corporate or facility level thresholds have been met.

Adaptation or development of systems

Adapt your in-house systems or select and develop new systems to meet NGER and Clean Energy Act data requirements.

Measurement and methodologies

Interrogate datasets for all relevant energy and emissions sources. Review and document metering and measurement systems to ensure accuracy and transparency.

Review options to adopt higher order emissions estimation methodologies.

Compile NGER inventory preparation procedures to guide internal personnel and third parties (auditors).

Calculate the uncertainty of your scope 1 emissions inventory. Energetics has built multiple uncertainty tools for higher order emissions estimations for a variety of industry sectors.

Pre-assurance review

Finally, review and address gaps in systems and procedures allowing for efficient and seamless audits.
 

Energetics' approach: conducting an internal review

Energetics provides NGER compliance and verification support to in-house carbon management teams and develop strategies to reduce greenhouse gas emissions and energy costs.

Our approach is outlined below:

Audit readiness
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