Setting the Standards for GHG Performance Management in the Capital Projects Industry
Objective and Scope
Launched in 2020, the Carbon Working Group (CWG) is an IPA-led group of 35+ owner firms working together to develop practical, relevant, and effective frameworks to benchmark and improve the low-carbon and sustainability performance of project systems and individual projects across all industrial sectors.
Key Areas of Focus
- GHG Performance Assessment
- Low Carbon Scope Selection/Abatement Curves
- Circularity Performance
- Carbon Capture Utilization and Storage (CCUS)
Why You should Join
- Collaborate with peers to identify common issues and shape topics to help progress the industry’s low-carbon and sustainability agenda
- Contribute to the development of solutions to improve sustainability-related decision-making and performance
- Position yourself to help your organization understand and overcome key challenges
CWG Membership Profile
CWG membership consists of owners and operator organizations across all industrial sectors. Functions represented include benchmarking experts, topic-specific subject matter experts, and key decision-makers responsible for delivering low-carbon and sustainability performance.
The success of the CWG depends entirely on all members sharing perspectives and contributing to solutions development. Similar to IPA’s Benchmarking Consortia, all proprietary information and data is shared confidentially in 1:1 engagement with IPA. These inputs help IPA to shape and progress the industry discussion and present the progress on development of specific tools and frameworks to the collective group.
Carbon Working Group Accomplishments
Standard GHG Emissions Breakdown Structure for hydrocarbon producing (E&P) projects, and refining, chemicals, and mineral projects
Framework to evaluate GHG estimate maturity and practices to measure project team readiness to meet low-carbon targets
Benchmarking capabilities for Total Scope 1 emissions, and for Venting, Flaring, Fugitives (VFF), for hydrocarbon producing projects
Cost-capacity benchmarking capabilities for all components of a CCUS project
Storage Complexity Index (SCI) to evaluate the reservoir complexity for long-term subsurface CO2 storage projects
Carbon Reduction Value Improvement Practice (VIP) framework for the mining sector
Helping organizations integrate corporate decarbonization goals into project system practices and work processes
Activities in Progress
Establishing performance norms associated with common abatement alternatives to assist in the optimization of a site-level decarbonization pathway
Identifying Best Practices to improve the social responsibility performance of projects
Contact us to learn more about how your organization can join the Carbon Working Group.