9. Downstream transportation and distribution

Select one of the buttons below to enter your scope 3 category 9 data. There is one option: Purchasing data (dollars or MT eCO2).

Purchasing Data (USD)

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What is included in the downstream transportation and distribution category?

The downstream transportation and distribution category includes the emissions that occur in the reporting year from transportation and distribution of sold products in vehicles and facilities not owned or controlled by the reporting organization. Any transportation that occurs in vehicles owned or controlled by the organization should be reported in scope 1 mobile fuels. This category also includes emissions from retail and storage. Downstream transportation and distribution is category 9 of scope 3.

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What options are available in SIMAP for downstream transportation and distribution data entry?

  • Purchasing data: Enter dollars spent by purchasing category. You can assign any of the purchasing data categories to the downstream transportation and distribution category. Note that purchasing data is intended to provide an order of magnitude estimate. See this page for guidance on purchasing data entry.

SIMAP will add options for distance calculations for the downstream transportation and distribution category in the future.


Source: GHG Protocol Corporate Value Chain (Scope 3) Accounting and Reporting Standard