How to Engage your Supply Chain on Carbon Reduction and Mitigation

03-07-2017

BEPI supports members and producers to measure and improve their carbon footprint. This is why we are working with myclimate Foundation to incorporate a carbon calculator into the BEPI Platform, making it easier than ever for participants to engage their supply chain on carbon reduction and mitigation.  

Here are three ways in which BEPI provides support:

  • Map your supply chain
    • Using the BEPI Platform makes it easy for members to map all tiers of their supply chain and understand who is involved in making their products. 
  • Analyse the strengths and weaknesses
    • Identification of hot spots is done through a detailed self-assessment questionnaire and understanding of the production processes carried out on site. Members and producers will have access to:
      • a list of priority areas, environmental data (covering three years);
      • a gap analysis on overall performance; and
      • a calculation of the carbon emissions for each production site.  
  • Build capacity through training and targeted support
    • Based on the results of the self-assessment questionnaire, selected producers may be invited for training opportunities including:

What can you do?

Despite the rapid increase in emissions in the last decades, science tells us that it is still possible to limit the increase in global mean temperature to two degrees Celsius above pre-industrial levels – but this will take a coordinated effort from all actors involved across borders.

Collaboration is the key to success in combating global warming. More frequently businesses are stepping up to address emissions in their own operations. According to a recent report by a not-for-profit charity that runs the global disclosure system, CDP, the impact of indirect emissions (along the supply chain) is often up to four times higher than the direct emissions of a company.

Addressing the environmental impacts of your supply chain can have numerous benefits including increased efficiency and adaptability and considerable risk avoidance. Engaging your suppliers on a path to increased environmental performance makes good business sense: A reduction of your company’s carbon footprint is good for the planet and the future of your business.

We’re here to help! Contact us to discover more about BEPI’s efforts to reduce carbon emissions in the supply chain. 

 

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