This repository holds the necessary tools and guidance for exchanging emissions data in line with RMI's Steel GHG Emissions Reporting Guidance, along with licensing and sample files.
The guidance serves as a methodological foundation for RMI's Steel Data Model. Designed in concert with the guidance, the Steel Data Model encapsulated the outputs of the guidance, represented as a Data Model Extension to the Pathfinder Data Model.
RMI's Steel GHG Emissions Reporting Guidance provides a methodology for reporting emissions in a way that enables the development of a differentiated market for low-embodied-emissions steel that promotes the necessary investment to decarbonize the sector.
The broad outcome of the implementation of this guidance is as follows:
This guidance was authored by RMI in collaboration with the World Business Council for Sustainable Development (WBCSD) and its Automotive Partnership for Carbon Transparency (A-PACT) initiative.
There are four key requirements for reporting steel sector emissions using this Steel Emissions Reporting Guidance:
As much as possible, emissions calculations should be based on first-hand information from actors in the supply chain.
Companies should report emissions against a fixed boundary (i.e., a consistent set of processes) to enable comparability between disclosures.
Ensure calculation and reporting decisions provide the transparency necessary to enable the development of a market for low-embodied-emissions products.
The fixed system boundary defines all the process steps from which emissions need to be reported irrespective of the steel companies ownership structure. This approach solves two key issues:
For more information on the Fixed System Boundary, see section 2.2 of the accounting guidance
RMI's Steel Data Model enables the use of machine-readable sharing of the product level information calculated with RMI's Steel GHG Emissions Reporting Guidance.
It has been designed as an extension to the Pathfinder Data Model. Extensions to the model allow for sector specific information to be added to the data model.
RMI's Steel Data Model is comprised of the following properties:
A qualitative label of the techology used to reduce emissions in the steel and aluminum supply chains. For more information, please refer to the Sec 3.4 [Abatement Technology] section of RMI's Steel GHG Emissions Reporting Guidance
Emissions associated with all relevant processes to either crude steel or hot-rolled product. For more information see Sec 2.3 of RMI's Steel GHG Emissions Reportings Guidance.
Emissions associated with all relevant processes from cradle to gate. For more information see Sec 2.2 Fixed System Boundary of RMI's Steel GHG Emissions Reportings Guidance.
For the full techical specification of RMI's Steel Data Model, see here.
A sample file of the data model can be found here. Note: this sample file includes the full Pathfinder Data Model file as well as RMI's Steel Data Model.
A json schema file for the data model can be found here.
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