from: Martin Welp <Martin.WelpatXYZxyz-potsdam.de>
subject: Re: Fwd: Re: KPMG and URS Complete 1st Phase of Independent Review
to: Mike Hulme <m.hulmeatXYZxyz.ac.uk>
A good idea. Please do approach KPMG. Maybe a representative of KPMG could
give a short introduction (10 minutes) in the break-out group IV "The
pioneering role of Europe in climate protection".
I guess the best way of approaching them is if Tim contacts them (and
forwards the preliminary programme). If they are interested Carlo and me
can then send the official invitation letter.
Please find attached the preliminary programme.
At 17:14 25.05.01 +0100, you wrote:
>Would you like us to approach KPMG as Tim O'Riordan suggest?
>>Date: Tue, 22 May 2001 23:49:12 PDT
>>From: Tim O'Riordan <T.OriordanatXYZxyz.ac.uk>
>>Subject: Re: KPMG and URS Complete 1st Phase of Independent Review of
>>Texaco's Emissions Inventory
>>This is the kind of thing we should be assessing. I know the KPMG tyoes so
>>it would be no problem
>>to get them on board for the ECF in October...
>>On Mon, 21 May 2001 17:12:56 -0500 Lee, Arthur wrote:
>> > From: Lee, Arthur <LEEAatXYZxyzaco.com>
>> > Date: Mon, 21 May 2001 17:12:56 -0500
>> > Subject: KPMG and URS Complete 1st Phase of Independent Review of
>> Texaco's Emissions
>> > KPMG AND URS COMPLETE FIRST PHASE OF INDEPENDENT REVIEW OF TEXACO'S
>> > GREENHOUSE GAS EMISSIONS
>> > FOR RELEASE: WEDNESDAY, MAY 9, 2001.
>> > The following Press Release was issued by KPMG
>> > LONDON, May 9 - KPMG and URS Corporation, commissioned by Texaco to
>> > independently verify Texaco's Greenhouse Gas Emission (GHG)
>> > protocol, today announced completion of phase one of this two-phase
>> > Preliminary findings of phase one, which included a systematic review and
>> > critique of the company's emissions inventory protocol, indicate that
>> > Texaco's protocol is extensive in its detail and coverage - including all
>> > gases referred to in the Kyoto Protocol as well as other gases (NOx,
>> SOx, CO
>> > and VOCs) which are also believed to have global warming effects.
>> > Inventorying such gases in a manner which is credible, defensible and
>> > transparent is the first step toward effective management of GHG
>> > reductions. Since 1997 Texaco has been annually reporting GHG data from
>> > virtually all significant operations in which the company has an interest
>> > against its own internally developed GHG protocol.
>> > According to Albert Spiers, URS Vice President and Principal in Charge,
>> > Texaco protocol is generally consistent with industry accepted greenhouse
>> > gas estimation methodologies and complete with respect to the emission
>> > sources included. Texaco has set a challenging approach to its inventory
>> > boundaries to include not only facilities where it has management
>> > but also its share of emissions from joint-owned facilities."
>> > Phase two of the review will include examining the supporting data
>> > corresponding to the emissions estimates for the period 1997-1999 to give
>> > confidence that GHG data are being consistently and accurately reported.
>> > KPMG will lead the verification audits in phase two which will be
>> > globally across Texaco's business units and will be completed by August
>> > 2001.
>> > David Coles, Partner of KPMG's Sustainability Advisory Services
>> > London commented, "We are excited to be undertaking this project on
>> > of a forward-thinking company that is already incorporating GHG data into
>> > its business plans and strategy. The work will add value through helping
>> > Texaco and others to understand the reliability of its GHG data and is a
>> > prelude to participation in future emissions trading."
>> > Further information about Texaco's action plan responding to the
>> > of climate change can be found at:
>> > http://www.texaco.com/shared/position/docs/climate.html.
>> > Arthur Lee
>> > Manager
>> > Strategic Business Initiatives
>> > Safety Health & Environment
>> > Texaco Inc.
>> > 2000 Westchester Avenue
>> > White Plains, New York 10650
>> > USA
>> > Phone: 1-914-253-4263
>> > Fax: 1-914-253-4495
>> > Email: LEEAatXYZxyzACO.COM
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