The form has been developed in collaboration with the Commitment Taskforce, Technical Working Group and through consultation with current signatories. The Reporting Form collects information on the progress made by signatories against the requirements of the Commitment. The Reporting Form is intended to detail the leadership and ambition being undertaken to meet Commitment goals. In the long term, we will look to continually improve the form to respond to signatory needs and refine alignment with internationally recognised reporting initiatives.
All signatories are required to annually report two years after signing up. Signatories are very welcome to report earlier if they wish. The more signatories, the more accurate our data.
Signatories who joined in 2018, 2019 and 2020: Mandatory reporting is required. You will have received individualised reporting forms with your baseline year emission data pre-populated.
Signatories who joined in 2021 onwards: Voluntary reporting is encouraged and welcomed. You can start reporting now if you are in the position to do so. Please download the blank reporting form here.
Please fill out the relevant sections of the reporting form. See the ‘0. About’ tab in the reporting form for more details. Submit back to WorldGBC via email by the end of the reporting period as stated below.
The Reporting Form contains notes of guidance for completion, and a walkthrough video is available below to help you navigate the Reporting Form.
Signatories’ requirements on completing the tabs vary, depending on the year they joined the Commitment and the progress made to date. Please see the below table for the completion requirements:
Develop, maintain and update Decarbonisation Roadmap and Implementation Plan
Undertake first verification at asset and portfolio level (year after baseline disclosure), then annually verify and publicly report progress at asset and portfolio level
Complete all tabs:
Disclose baseline (2 years after sign-up)
Complete the following tabs:
Signatories are encouraged to voluntarily complete all other sections where possible.
Joined the Commitment
No mandatory requirements; signatories are encouraged and welcomed to voluntarily complete the reporting form where possible.
The Reporting Form has been divided into six tabs to make the document easier to complete. Each tab represents the section requirement under the Commitment. It contains a mix of both quantitative and qualitative style questions. It has been separated into administrative questions and then questions related to the specific Commitment requirements including commit, disclose, act, verify and advocate.
As the Commitment has been updated to account for embodied carbon emissions as part of the whole life carbon approach to sustainable buildings, we are adding beta questions about how signatories address the whole life carbon of buildings. Signatories are invited to respond if they have the information, but they are not mandatorily required to report on beta questions. While we are seeking to develop these beta questions over the coming years, we welcome your feedback on how this data is collected, allowing us to improve and develop the reporting process over time.
Please see the following notes that helps you with filling in the data at each tab:
WorldGBC, of course, encourages any signatory who would like to report progress against the other requirements of the Commitment this year to do as such. This information will be very useful for us to help:
Reporting periods run annually in Q3, to align with reporting cycles for other complementary initiatives. Exacts dates will be provided well in advance.
For 2022 Commitment Reporting, the reporting dates are 21 July 2022 – 5 October 2022. All Reporting Forms must be received by COB Wednesday 5 October 2022.