GIZ’s environmental footprint is determined by our consumption of electricity, gas, oil, water, fuel and many other factors. To help us improve steadily, we record key climate and environmental data each year for our locations inside and outside Germany. Inside Germany, we use the Eco-Management and Audit Scheme (EMAS), which involves an external validation of data. Outside Germany, we have developed our own management tool – the Corporate Sustainability Handprint® (CSH) – to provide a standardised framework for local sustainability management, which can be implemented in a way that suits the country context. Both tools provide data on our greenhouse gas emissions. Our measurements are based on the international Greenhouse Gas Protocol (GHGP). As of fiscal 2021, we also made some changes to our assessment system to bring it into line with the requirements of the Science Based Targets initiative (SBTi). Wherever possible, these changes were also made retroactively to ensure data comparability. Further information about the methods we use to calculate climate and environmental data can be found in the section entitled Notes on calculation methods Notes on calculation methods.