FAQ's

Some commonly asked questions

Joining CLC

Why should I join CLC?

Check out our dedicated page/factsheet on why to join CLC here, or watch a selection of signatories explaining why they joined CLC at our First Anniversary event. Let us know if you have further questions by emailing info@climateleaderscoaltion.org.nz.

How do I join CLC?

Companies join CLC by making a personal commitment from the Chief Executive to the other signatories of the coalition. This is done by submitting a completed sign up form, including Chief Executive signature, to info@climateleaderscoalition.org.nz. The sign up form includes information about the company and evidence that the company is meeting the requirements of the Statement 2017 in full.

The following sections of the form must be completed for initial sign up:

  • Section 1 – General Information
  • Section 2 – Statement and Commitments: Statement 1 (2017)
  • CEO Signature

Companies may optionally also complete the 2019 Statement section, if wishing to concurrently sign up to this higher ambition pledge. This signals a commitment to meet the requirements of the 2019 Statement in full within 2 years, or by July 2023, whichever is sooner.

What do I need to do to meet the commitments?

Please refer to sign up form for the evidence required. We have also collated resources to support our existing and prospective signatories, along with additional guidance on the requirements of each commitment.

Other than meeting the 2017 Statement requirements, is there anything else I need to do to remain a signatory?

All signatories are expected to participate in the annual survey, providing evidence of their performance and to support CLC’s assessment of collective progress.

Signatories are also expected to contribute financially to help pay for communications and administrative support facilitated through the Sustainable Business Council. The current fee schedule is available here.

How much does it cost to be a signatory?

All signatories are expected to contribute financially to help pay for communications and administrative support facilitated through the Sustainable Business Council.

The current fee schedule is available here. Fees are reviewed annually and the new fee structure communicated to all signatories prior to invoicing. Fees are applied pro rata for companies joining during the year.

2019 Statement

What is the 2019 Statement?

The 2019 Statement is a higher ambition pledge, reflecting the latest science that illustrates the need to limit global warming to 1.5°C and aligning with the Government’s ambitions in the Zero Carbon Bill.

Why should I sign up to the 2019 Statement?

By signing up to the 2019 Statement, signatories can show they are ambitious about reducing emissions with the intent of educating their people, suppliers, customers and wider public.

The 2019 Statement is currently voluntary, but will become the new baseline in time (from July 2023), so signatories can demonstrate their continued leadership by voluntarily signing up now.

How do I sign up to the 2019 Statement?

CLC invites all new and existing signatories to commit to the higher ambition 2019 Statement. This is done by submitting a completed sign up form, including Chief Executive signature, to info@climateleaderscoalition.org.nz.

This signals a commitment to meet the requirements of the 2019 Statement in full within 2 years, or by July 2023, whichever is sooner.

The following sections of the form must be completed to sign up to the 2019 Statement:

  • Section 2 – Statement and Commitments: Statement 2 (2019)
  • CEO Signature

Existing signatories may optionally also complete relevant parts of ‘Section 1 – General Information’, if wishing to provide updated contact information or new information for their CLC profile page.

New signatories may sign up to both the 2017 Statement and 2019 Statement concurrently, by completing all sections of the form.

Meeting the requirements

Do we need to calculate scope 3 emissions?

The minimum requirement is for signatories to report their scope 1 and 2 emissions. Signatories are also strongly encouraged to report their material (e.g. significant) scope 3 emissions.
See our guidance for more information.

What emissions need to be included in our reduction target?

The minimum requirement is for signatories to set a target for their scope 1 and 2 emissions. Signatories are also strongly encouraged to set targets for their material (e.g. significant) scope 3 emissions. See our guidance for more information.

What resources does CLC have to help companies meet their commitments?

Due to the nature of the coalition its primary role is to foster collaboration and action, not to provide technical guidance. However, we have collated resources to support our existing and prospective signatories, along with additional guidance on the requirements of each commitment.

Signatories may also request support for specific areas through the CLC buddy scheme. Email info@climateleaderscoaltion.org.nz if you would like to request support.

We also recommend checking out the case studies to learn from other signatories.

We need support with a specific commitment – how can we get help?

To foster collaboration, CLC offers a buddy scheme between signatories. Please let us know if you would like to buddy up with another signatory to discuss how they approached a particular topic, and what pitfalls to look out for by emailing info@climateleaderscoaltion.org.nz.

How does CLC define ‘working with suppliers’?

This commitment really covers your whole value chain, from suppliers to customers, and signatories should concentrate their efforts where they can have the most impact. For more information, please see our guidance on this commitment.

How does CLC define ‘working with our people’?

This commitment covers how you engage with your employees to support them to reduce their individual/household emissions. For more information, please see our guidance on this commitment.

Engaging with other CLC Signatories

How can we collaborate with other signatories?

CLC exists to foster collaboration and action, and we strongly encourage signatories to work together on specific topic areas in order to accelerate progress.

Sometimes, the best way to start is with a conversation. Find out who is working on similar areas and what progress you have made, workshop some ideas, invite other interested parties to join you…

We can help you to link up with other signatories working on similar areas, so email us at info@climateleaderscoalition.org.nz if you would like to get started.

If you are interested in providing more one-on-one support, check out our Buddy Scheme.

We would like to share our experience other signatories – how can we do that?

There are many ways CLC signatories can share their experience and support other signatories, including:

What events does CLC have planned?

Please see our Events page for the latest info, and keep an eye out for our regular newsletters for updates.

What is the CLC Buddy Scheme?

To foster collaboration, CLC offers a buddy scheme, where signatories that are a little further along in a particular area support those that are a little behind.

Signatories offering support are not expected to provide consultancy-type support; the idea is to have a go-to contact to share experiences, learnings and potential pitfalls.

We invite signatories needing or offering support to join the scheme by emailing info@climateleaderscoaltion.org.nz.

We need support with a specific commitment – how can we get help?

To foster collaboration, CLC offers a buddy scheme between signatories. Please let us know if you would like to buddy up with another signatory to discuss how they approached a particular topic, and what pitfalls to look out for by emailing info@climateleaderscoaltion.org.nz.

How can I promote my product/service/events to other Signatories?

CLC avoids unsolicited selling of services to our signatories.

However, we will be happy to promote signatory-organised climate-related events in our social media, on our events page, and in our newsletter.

We will also be delighted to share signatory case studies, which may provide information on services available.

If you offer services to support with emissions measurement, management, assurance, offsets etc, please let us know if you would like to be added to the SBC Quick Guide to Emissions Measurement & Management.

Please email info@climateleaderscoaltion.org.nz with the details.