Starter Kit

2020 Reporting and Verification Timeline

The Climate Registry strongly recommends adherence to this timeline in order to complete annual reporting and verification in a timely fashion.  TCR recommends to have emissions data entered into CRIS by June 30 and for the verification process to be complete by December 15.

Be sure to click on the links in the task list below to view resources that will help you to understand our reporting policies, assemble your climate action team, and build and verify your carbon footprint to TCR’s high-quality standards.

JANUARY-FEBRUARY: TRAINING & PREPARATION
MARCH: DEFINE THE GHG INVENTORY
  • Determine your reporting boundaries
  • Organize your inventory and define facilities, based on GRP requirements and CRIS structure
APRIL-JUNE: QUANTIFY & REPORT YOUR EMISSIONS
  • Identify 2019 emissions sources and collect data
  • Enter data into CRIS by June 30
JULY-DECEMBER: VERIFY YOUR CARBON FOOTPRINT
  • Solicit RFPs for verification & screen verification bodies by phone
  • Select verification body & finalize contract
  • Verification Body submits COI to TCR
  • Verification Body conducts verification activities
  • Complete corrective action and submit revised report through CRIS
  • Verification Body submits verified emissions report to TCR ideally by December 15
  • TCR internally reviews & accepts your carbon footprint (2021)