Supply-Chain Decarbonisation for manufacturing, retail and food & drink sectors

Host: East Midlands Chamber (Derbyshire, Nottinghamshire, Leicester)

Cost: Free

Dates:

Supply-Chain Decarbonisation for manufacturing, retail and food & drink sectors

Wednesday, 10th July 2024 at 10:00am - 11:00am
Location: Online
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Getting started with Scope 3

This session will focus on how to approach your Scope 3 emissions calculation, which forms your upstream and downstream supplychain emissions. This is the largest element of a businesses carbon footprint, i.e. for most Consumer Packaged Goods or manufacturing companies over 80% of carbon impact is within the supply chain (Scope 3 emissions) and according to research by McKinsey companies can have a 10 to 24 times greater impact by focusing on a reduction of Scope 3 versus their direct emissions (Scope 1 and 2).

So, where do you start?

We will go over the different categories of Scope 3 within the GHG (greenhouse gas) protocol; how to define which categories are most relevant to your business (so called “boundary setting”); and the four common approaches to Scope 3 calculation and their pros and cons.

To understand your Scope 3 it will typically involve engaging suppliers to understand and allocate emissions and inform next steps. Understand risks. Identify opportunities. Inform action plans.

Overview

So, where do you start?

We will provide an overview of the different categories of Scope 3 within the GHG (greenhouse gas) protocol; how to define which categories are most relevant to your business (so called “boundary setting”); and the four common approaches to Scope 3 calculation and their pros and cons.

On the day we will share practical steps and examples covering:

  • How to approach supply chain footprint analysis (Scope 3)

  • How to engage suppliers and understand their carbon literacy

  • How to understand what data is available (e.g. spend-based, unit based emission factors)

  • How to engage all suppliers to understand their footprint

  • How to identify which certifications or standards to adopt

  • How to go beyond simple carbon measurement (e.g. responsible sourcing policy)

  • How to inform decisions and actions plan on how to decarbonise your supply chain

  • Opportunity for Q&A. Discussion will be encouraged

Eligibility:

Workshops are open to start-up and established small to medium sized enterprises located in the following local authority areas taking part in the East Midlands Chamber's Accelerator project:

Amber Valley; Ashfield; Bassetlaw; Broxtowe; Chesterfield; Derby; Derbyshire Dales; Erewash; Gedling; High Peak; Leicester City; Mansfield; Newark & Sherwood; North East Derbyshire; Nottingham; Rushcliffe; South Derbyshire.

(Please note: Businesses based in districts not participating in the Accelerator project (i.e. Bolsover; Leicestershire) may attend providing they are members of East Midlands Chamber. In such instances, please contact Emily Gascoyne on 07741904395 who will approve your booking.)

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The Accelerator project delivers online webinars and full-day workshops. The webinars are designed as one-hour taster sessions and the workshops as full-day training sessions which are designed to provide delegates with an actionable plan and strategy.

This project is funded by the UK Government through the UK Shared Prosperity Fund (UKSPF) and is delivered by East Midlands Chamber.



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