Climate Corporate Accountability Act advances to the committee stage

On January 3, 2024, New York State Assembly Bill A4123A entered the committee stage, marking an important step on its legislative journey.

Overview of Assembly Bill A4123A

Assembly Bill A4123A, the “Climate Corporate Accountability Act,” proposes requiring public disclosure of greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions and their independent verification by a licensed third-party auditor. Similar to California’s Climate Accountability Package, which was passed in October 2023, the Climate Corporate Accountability Act would apply to companies with more than $1 billion in annual revenue operating in New York State and would cover Scope 1, 2 and 3 emissions.

What this means for your business

Bill A4123A is part of an ongoing trend toward greater scrutiny and regulation in the domain of corporate sustainability. Businesses operating in New York State, or with significant connections to the state, should be watching this legislative process. Should the Climate Corporate Accountability Act pass, businesses such as yours may be forced to implement measures for reporting and verifying emissions.

Mazars’ commitment

As your dedicated advisors, Mazars will continue monitoring the legislative process to keep you abreast of any new developments. Our ESG Practice is committed to providing the latest guidance, assisting your business in adapting to any shifts in the regulatory landscape and helping you stay ahead of any emergent ESG trends.

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For further analysis of how this legislation may impact your business, contact us. We thank you for trusting us with your ESG needs and look forward to being by your side through these ongoing shifts in the US economic and regulatory landscape.

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