White Paper

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