WASHINGTON — The North American Meat Institute (NAMI), in collaboration with the United Nations Global Compact Network USA, announced a new tool to support the meat industry in measuring greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions.

During Network USA’s Climate Ambition Accelerator program — a six-month-long program that equips companies with skills and knowledge to achieve net-zero emissions by 2050 — NAMI members developed the GHG inventory tool.

The tool uses real-life data methodologies and anonymized company information to measure an organization’s direct, indirect and value chain emissions, including scope 1, 2 and 3.

Furthermore, the tool defines key terms, details data collection and science-based calculation methodologies, provides alternative calculation methods, and provides other resources for GHG inventory.

“Sustaining meat for generations to come requires not only clear vision but also a concrete commitment to developing practical resources, like the GHG inventory tool, that help companies of all sizes implement best practices sector-wide,” said Julie Anna Potts, president and chief executive officer of NAMI. “The GHG inventory tool is a major step toward achieving the Meat Institute’s Protein PACT targets, which advance continuous improvement in the sector and sustainability of all kinds – environmental, economic and social.”