The Location Overview page displays organisation-wide resource use and emissions. Drill down options show resource use and emissions at any level within an organisational hierarchy.

Organisational Hierarchy

In ESP CSR, during implementation, the organisational hierarchy is mapped and constructed based on organisational boundaries. This is done to meet and report against the organisations' GHG inventory requirements.

The hierarchy of an organisation can contain:

  • Organisations, subsidiaries, suppliers, customers.
  • Locations, facilities, branches.
  • Areas within a location, i.e., Level 2 of a building.
  • Assets, e.g.: vehicles, plant, HVAC, etc.
  • Projects, e.g.: construction.
  • Products.

The Location Overview Page

The Location Overview contains all information related to the location or asset selected from the hierarchy.

This page features:

  • An about panel.
  • A search box.
  • Create and edit buttons.
  • A series of tabs with different information related to the location.

The About Panel

The about panel contains all the attributes of the selected location.

This includes:

  • The system generated Location ID.
  • The user created Location Code (Code).
  • The Location Type, i.e., Organisation, Location (Facility, Branch), Asset etc.
  • The Location Status, i.e., Active, Closed.
  • Effective From and To dates of the location.
  • The Hierarchy. This indicates where the location appears in the hierarchy and how many locations are below it in the hierarchy.
    Select any location above the location being viewed in the hierarchy to access it quickly.
  • The Interactive Satellite Map of the Location. This map is based on the address of the location. 
    Clicking on the map will open a new tab with a detailed Google map of the location.
  • The Location Tracking Categories and Identifiers with links to the Location Management Page.
  • The location contact details for the Sustainability Coordinator and Internal Contact responsible for the location.

The Tabs

There are 6 tabs containing different information related to the selected location

These Include:

  1. The Emissions tab: Shows both the emissions performance summary, a list of Inventory and its units, cost and tCO2e associated with the location and all locations below it in the hierarchy. 
  2. The Inventory tab: Shows the inventory items associated with the location.
  3. The Location tab: Explore and navigate the hierarchy under this location.
  4. The Audit tab: Download the entire data set for the selected location and all locations below it in the hierarchy to Excel.
  5. The Statistics Tab: Shows key statistics associated with the location. This is no longer supported.
  6. The Library Tab: Shows the notes, documents and system generated history for this location.

The Emissions Tab

The emissions tab contains:

  1. The Emissions Performance Summary: Shows all emissions and carbons assets of the selected period by scope and compares it to the previous year, base year and target year.
    The base year, target year and previous year must have emissions associated with them for these fields to be populated.
  2. Date selector: Allows the user to update the time period they wish to see emissions for on the tab, e.g., 6 months to the end of Dec 2022 for a half year overview of emissions.
  3. Emissions by Source tab: A table of the aggregated emissions, activity data and cost for all inventory items by scope at the selected location and all locations below it in the hierarchy. 
  4. Emissions Trends tab: A collective set of dashboards showing historic trends for the following aspects of the inventory at this location: 
    1. Annual emissions by scope.
    2. Monthly emissions by scope.
    3. Annual emissions by emission factor.
    4. Annual emissions by all inventory categories.
    5. Annual emissions by all location categories.

For more information setting up the below dashboard, click here.

Please be aware that any Inventory that does not fit into the below categories will not appear on these charts, i.e., If an inventory item is scope 0 (out of scope), it will not appear in the annual emission by scope chart.

The Inventory Tab

The inventory tab contains all the individual inventory items at the selected location, including their scope and description. In this table:

  • Select an inventory name to go to the inventory page.
  • Edit the Inventory name's, description and scope by selecting the edit button next to the inventory name.
  • Create a new inventory item by selecting the Create an inventory item button above the inventory grid. 
  • Create an exact copy of all Inventory associated with the selected location to another location.

Below the inventory grid, users can see key metrics about the completeness of the inventory.

If the location being viewed is a supplier, then a second table will appear showing all the inventory the supplier supplies, e.g.,when viewing the supplier 'Meridian Energy', all electricity inventory supplied by Meridian Energy is displayed.

The Locations Tab

The location tab allows the user to look at and navigate through the organisation hierarchy below the selected location.

Clicking on a locations' name within the hierarchy opens the location overview page for that location.

To quickly navigate up the hierarchy, use the hierarchy diagram in the About panel on the right.

The Audit Tab

The Audit tab allows the user to download the entire data set for the selected location and all locations below in the hierarchy to excel.

The user is able to select a number of variables to manipulate the data that will appear in the downloaded excel file shown in the below screenshot.

The Library Tab

Shows the notes, documents and system generated history for this location,

Click here to learn more about the History, Notes and Documents that appear throughout ESP CSR.