Recommendation ITU-T L.1420 presents the methodology to be followed if an organization intends to claim compliance with this Recommendation when assessing its information and communication technology (ICT) related energy consumption and/or greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions.

This Recommendation can be used to assess energy consumption and GHG emissions generated over a defined period of time for the following purposes: for assessment of related impact from ICT organizations or for assessment of impact from ICT related activities within non-ICT organizations.