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Measuring emissions: A guide for organisations: 2022 summary of emission factors

This document was last updated on 16 August 2022.

Organisations wishing to voluntarily measure and report greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions on an organisational basis for their New Zealand operations can use these GHG emission factors.

This document was last updated on 16 August 2022.

Organisations wishing to voluntarily measure and report greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions on an organisational basis for their New Zealand operations can use these GHG emission factors.

The Ministry for the Environment presents the emission factors in carbon dioxide equivalents (CO2-e) using data and methods from the 2020 calendar year.

Suite of documents

2022 Detailed Guide For users who need to know the methodologies used to work out the emission factors for each emission source
2022 Quick Guide The go-to document explaining what has changed since the last update, how to produce an inventory, and what data you need to work out emissions from your activities
2022 Interactive Workbook Use this to work out your organisation’s emissions and produce an inventory (simply input your activity data)
2022 Emission Factors Workbook As above but in excel format across multiple tabs
2022 Emission Factors Flat File Simple format for integration with software
Example GHG Report Shows what a finished inventory report might look like 
Example GHG Inventory Shows what a finished inventory might look like (Excel)

If you have any feedback you would like to provide on this guidance, email emissions-guide@mfe.govt.nz.