We help our clients to determine their current emissions. Among other things, we use the Green House Gas Protocol (GHG) for this purpose. This ensures that the results of the report can also be used for formal reporting purposes.

We note that most of the emissions (>70%) fall within scope 3 in terms of a company’s up & downstream activities. These are more complex to map than scope 1 and 2 as the data for this often lies with suppliers or customers.

As of 2024 it is mandatory for large companies to report scope 1, 2 and 3 where as of 2026 small companies are required by the EU to do so. This is mandatory if you meet two of the following criteria: (1) balance sheet value of > 20 million euros; (2) net turnover of 40 million euros; (3) > 250 employees

UPSTRREAM

REPORTING COMPANY

DOWNSTREAM

UPSTRREAM

REPORTING COMPANY

DOWNSTREAM

Roadmap

Based on the current state, we help companies improve their footprint. We do this by looking together with the client at which activities cause the most emissions and setting up concrete projects there. Here are a few concrete examples of projects that could result:

  • Adapting raw materials with lower GHG emissions
  • Reduce distance between supplier and customer (alternative suppliers)
  • Adjustment of distribution network to reduce number of movements and thus mileage driven
  • Increase utilization rate (loading) transports (from both inbound and outbound)
  • Adjust type of transport for inbound & outbound and/or the fuel required for it
  • Less waste of e.g. raw materials and finished product due to other improved planning of production
  • Commit to assets with lower energy consumption and use of renewable energy
  • Reduce returns from customers through, for example, tighter quality control on outgoing goods and remote service
  • Deploy other packaging types with lower or zero GHG emissions

More information?

Contact us: info@4supplychain.com