Annual Emissions Inventory
In 2017, we completed our second annual greenhouse gas emissions inventory, measuring 2016 emissions in accordance with the Greenhouse Gas Protocol, a globally recognized standard developed by the World Resources Institute and the World Business Council on Sustainable Development. We also provided our first-ever response to the Carbon Disclosure Project (CDP) in conjunction with the CDP’s 2017 climate change information request.
Carbon and carbon-equivalent emissions from Verisk’s worldwide operations totaled 23,652 metric tons. The emissions were generated by our consumption of electricity and other fuels to power our offices and data centers, the gasoline used to run our U.S. automobile fleet, and emissions associated with our business air travel.
The information in the inventory was subject to internal reviews and, for select content, external reviews. We engaged PricewaterhouseCoopers LLP, an independent accounting firm, externally to assure our 2016 emissions data. Its review was conducted in accordance with attestation standards established by the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants.