Greenhouse gas (GHG) inventories are vital tools for assessing an organisation’s environmental impact. These comprehensive assessments quantify emissions of greenhouse gases, providing a crucial foundation for understanding the contributions to climate change.

The complexity of scope 3 emissions

While scopes 1 and 2 cover direct and indirect emissions, scope 3 encompasses a broader range, including everything from raw material extraction and production processes to product use and disposal within the entire value chain. This makes scope 3 emissions challenging to measure, but with scope 3 emissions representing up to 90% of a company’s carbon footprint, accurate measurement is crucial.

Why is it important to initiate Scope 3 planning?

  • Increased compliance requirements – more and more government and customer reporting requirements require a complete scope 1, 2 & 3 inventory.
  • Set Net Zero targets – assessment and control of complex Scope 3 emissions are crucial when setting a credible Net Zero commitment.
  • Create an ESG resilient business – increase collaboration with your supply chain to measure, report and reduce emissions in difficult areas, such as purchased goods and services (PG&S) and waste.
  • Reduce offsetting costs – protect your carbon budget from unplanned increases, as the carbon market is changing fast.
  • Clearly communicate your ambition – engage the supply chain and other stakeholders with your emissions reduction goals and showcase yourself as a sustainable business
  • Become a sustainable market leader – within an area of carbon management that is rapidly evolving.

Our GHG inventories can cover scope 1,2 and 3 emissions and are tailored to fit your organisation’s needs. We tailor the outputs based on the drivers, strategy and reporting needs and deliver accurate inventories with supporting reports.

Want to learn more?

One of our net zero consultants would be happy to discuss in more detail how we can help with your GHG inventories.

Scope 3 Enhancement Plan

Recognising the intricate nature of scope 3 emissions, we acknowledge that organisations may seek guidance to comprehensively understand all emissions and identify potential data gaps. Implementing a Scope 3 enhancement plan enables your organisation to effectively track and analyse scope 3 data both internally and externally, spanning 15 categories of upstream and downstream emissions.

What’s included in your Scope 3 Data Enhancement Plan?

  • Data identification: Identification of data needed to evaluate your Scope 3 emissions.
  • Data analysis: Analysis of your Scope 3 data to identify data gaps and quality issues.
  • Data improvements: Tailored suggestions for enhancing data availability and quality in alignment with your business
  • Supplier engagement: Approach delivery for engaging with suppliers based on risk, spend and maturity.
  • Data processes: Forward planning for effectively integrating Scope 3 data tracking and storage into your processes.
  • Forward planning: Recommendations for ongoing data analysis, implementation, and improvement plans.

What will you get from the Scope 3 Enhancement Plan?

  1. Data Gap Analysis and business case for making improvements
  2. Bespoke action plan to improve data quality and coverage
  3. Optional support to make suggested changes

How can we help?

One of our experienced consultants would be happy to discuss how we can support you on your GHG inventories, or your Scope 3 Enhancement Plan.

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