Supply chain decarbonization – Tackling the next frontier
Supply chain emissions make up a substantial share of many companies’ total carbon footprint, sometimes up to 90%. This fact is increasingly reflected in regulatory disclosure requirements and mandatory reduction targets. Businesses therefore have to pinpoint their Scope 3 emissions and consider them accordingly in their decarbonization strategies. However, adequate emissions accounting, which is a fundamental prerequisite of any abatement effort, still represents a major challenge for companies.
This white paper addresses the following topics:
Concise overview of the most important reporting frameworks which pay heed to Scope 3 emissions
Difficulties of developing emission reduction targets and benefits of using supplier-specific primary data
Importance of baseline emissions data for decarbonization strategies
Role and fundamental principles of supplier engagement