The World Business Council for Sustainable Development (WBCSD) is a CEO-led organization of forward-thinking companies that helps drive debate and policy change in favor of sustainable development solutions.

ICCA and the WBCSD first joined forces in 2012 on a chemical sector sustainability project called Reaching Full Potential. The aim of the project was “to help the chemical sector harmonize approaches to sustainability measurement and define collaborative value chain solutions in order to scale-up sustainable business solutions across the sector’s value chains.”

Together we developed practical guidelines to improve consistency in the assessment and reporting of avoided emissions. WBCSD drew upon existing life cycle assessment studies, company presentations, and expertise from participating chemical companies. Our work culminated in the ICCA and WBCSD’s Avoided Emissions Guidelines, released in 2013, and reviewed in 2017.