New units and datatypes to support sustainability reporting

Posted on February 3, 2024 by Editor

The XSB has approved additions to the XBRL Unit Registry to support sustainability reporting requirements. The new “intensity” units enable the reporting of measures such as “green house gas emissions per unit of revenue”.

The three new units cover emissions, energy and volume per unit of currency, and are accompanied by corresponding new datatypes in the XBRL Data Types registry.

The XBRL Unit Registry and Data Types registry work together to enhance data quality, by ensuring that XBRL reports use appropriate and comparable units for numeric facts.

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