Why Join The Climate Registry?

  • Solidify your commitment to progress – Establish benchmarks to track progress against internal commitments and industry peers through TCR’s credible carbon reporting program.
  • Enhance reputation and credibility – Strengthen your organization’s reputation and credibility among stakeholders by actively and transparently responding to growing concerns related to climate change.
  • Gain competitive advantage – Identify areas of opportunity for emissions reductions, improved efficiencies, and cost savings, allowing your organization to distance itself from competitors, achieve greater market share, and gain access to additional sources of capital.
  • Identify risks & opportunities – Leverage GHG emissions data to target prominent risks and opportunities and inform your organization’s broader sustainability strategy.
  • Position your organization in front of regulation – Be at the forefront of entities responding to increased public and investor interest in GHG accountability by measuring, reporting, and third-party verifying your GHG emissions with accredited verification bodies.

The Climate Registry offers Essential, Advanced, and Premium membership packages, allowing your organization to choose the level of support and engagement that best aligns with your goals and commitments.

For detailed information on the membership packages please consult our TCR Membership Handout.

For more information or to become a member of The Climate Registry, please contact us at (866) 523-0764 or info@theclimateregistry.org. Prospective members are asked to submit a signed Membership Agreement.

Pricing Information

We are delighted to offer you new services and benefits, which are detailed along side our pricing structure in our TCR Membership Pricing Structure.

To learn more about pricing information for Advanced and Premium Membership, or if you have any questions about the new services and benefits we are offering, please contact us at (866) 523-0764 or info@theclimateregistry.org.

Frequently Asked Questions

A GHG inventory, also known as a “carbon footprint”, is a representation of an organization’s impact on global climate change over a specific time in terms of greenhouse gases emitted either directly or indirectly.

There are a number of different kinds of GHG inventories, but TCR members report corporate inventories. Corporate inventories are quantifications of the greenhouse gases emitted by an organization’s operations, and include emissions that fall within their geographical, organizational, and operational boundaries. Corporate inventories enable organizations to identify opportunities to reduce emissions as well as track changes over time. GHG inventories reported to TCR are organized by “Scopes”. Scopes of emissions are used to distinguish between greenhouse gases that are directly emitted, and those that are indirectly emitted.

The General Reporting Protocol (GRP) outlines the best-practice greenhouse gas accounting policies and emissions calculation methodologies that our members adhere to when reporting to our voluntary program. The GRP is developed and maintained through a comprehensive public stakeholder process that aggregates input from industry experts across multiple sectors, environmental non-governmental organizations, companies, regulatory agencies, and individuals.

Verification is a third-party audit of an organization’s greenhouse gas inventory by a TCR-approved verification body. It ensures that inventories reported to TCR are free from misstatements and conform to TCR’s protocols. Verification is not required for TCR members, but only verified inventories are made publicly available on our website and the CRIS public reports page to ensure that only credible, high quality data is put into the public domain.

Verification is an additional, separate cost to membership. Due to the variability of factors behind verification costs, TCR cannot provide estimates for the cost of verification. We recommend that you consult directly with a TCR-approved verification body for estimates, and reference the Verification page of our website to get an idea for the factors that affect the cost of verification.