Calif. GHG Disclosure Law Will Affect Companies Worldwide
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Calif. GHG Disclosure Law Will Affect Companies Worldwide

Co-Authors, Law360, Oct. 23, 2023

California has a steady history of precedent-setting environmental action, and it looks like that's not changing anytime soon. The state's latest move on climate change is expected to have repercussions nationally and around the world.

Signed on Oct. 7, S.B. 253, the Climate Corporate Data Accountability Act, is the first comprehensive greenhouse gas emissions disclosure requirement for large companies in the U.S.[1] Notably, the reporting requirement requires billion-dollar companies doing business in California to disclose their direct, indirect and supply chain-related emissions.

In a few years, corporate carbon footprints will be public and easily digestible — which many predict will trigger voluntary carbon reduction efforts, and influence consumer spending habits.

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