More and more organizations, cities and even the EU aim to become carbon neutral.
Companies announcing decarbonization programs can benefit from improved brand and other competitive advantages in an increasingly sustainable market environment.
Reducing greenhouse gas emissions is on top of the global agenda. The Fridays for Future initiative starkly demonstrates that the upcoming generation is very concerned about their future on Earth, challenging decision makers within industry and policy makers within governments to quickly take action. Analyzing and improving your carbon footprint is key to reducing emissions because, for example, you can enhance efficiency, optimize energy-intensive processes or mitigate carbon emissions using green energy.
What is the Scope?
For organizations, working to achieve carbon neutrality can involve both focusing on operational manufacturing sites—typically covered by scope 1 and 2 emissions—and aiming to produce carbon neutral products designed and released to consumers, which includes scope 3 emissions as well.
Green Supply Chain
When implementing decarbonization measures, organizations need to make their own processes and products climate-neutral and optimize the greenhouse gas emissions in their supply chains.
Without the right approach from the beginning, this may lead to a couple of challenges.
Read more about sustainable supply chain management.
How to become carbon neutral?
Companies first need to be able to calculate their current carbon footprint in order to check their progresses on their path to carbon neutrality. It requires following standardized procedures supported by relevant software and data solutions. Knowing their 'carbon status quo,' the next step is to analyze the carbon emissions and identify sources with the highest impact (hotspots). Based on these findings, you define a clear action plan that enables the organization to meet its self-declared targets step by step.
Carbon Footprint quantification and its analysis are key to become climate-neutral.
Product Carbon Footprinting
Our GaBi Software products support you to get a qualified status of your environmental performance and identify optimization potential on your way to CO2 neutrality. GaBi LCA Software covers on-site manufacturing sites and complete life cycles of products.
Corporate Carbon Management
Automated data collection and workflows help you identify energy usage trends and opportunities to improve. Our energy and carbon management software enables to perform quick energy efficiency checks on equipment and processes.
Scope 3 LCA Data
For assessing your Scope 3 more than 12,500 GaBi LCI datasets, based on 30 years of LCA experience, provide you the most comprehensive and consistent environmental data on the market - thus enabling a solid and fact-based data fundament for achieving your carbon neutrality targets.
Scope 3 LCA Data
thinkstep's specialists support organizations worldwide on their path toward carbon neutrality. We provide individual support packages covering anything from a capacity building workshop on decarbonization to executing on carbon neutrality programs jointly with your organization.
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