Dr Torill Bigg CEng MIChemE discusses the compelling case to be made for prioritizing scope 3 emissions and eliminating them from your operations. Torill’s article can be found on pages 47 and 48.
Businesses globally are looking to reduce their carbon footprints. This activity is being driven by a number of factors. It is both ethical business practice to operate business sustainably for the environment but it is also smart for sustainable business success. Demonstrating environment leadership enhances business reputation, retains and attracts customers, investors and staff – and enhances market value. Importantly marketplace trust will be built by robust carbon accounting and genuine action and genuine reporting.
As the environmental element of an ESG program, carbon quantification and reporting must be completed to a recognised standard and methodology.
A shortened version of our 'Sustainable Packaging: Material Selection, Carbon Reduction, and the Role of Legislation in Facilitating a Circular Economy' white paper has been featured on Sustainable Packaging News' website. Learn about the latest strategies for reducing carbon emissions in the packaging supply chain, including material selection and regulatory compliance.
All in all, organisations have control over, and choices in, a very large element of their scope 3 emissions. It’s not acceptable to plead that scope 3 is out of their control and is effectively in the gift of their supplier chains. Moreover, a corporation committed to environmental responsibility can work with its wider value chain to facilitate visibility and understanding of the scope 3 emissions that do include supplier emissions.
Beginning in 1765, the first industrial revolution transformed our economy by using coal to change the way goods were produced and manufactured. Since then, the second industrial revolution was driven by gas in 1870 before being followed by nuclear power in 1969. Today, we are driving through the fourth industrial revolution (Industry 4.0) as we see a shift from fossil fuels to renewable energy such as solar and wind power. These revolutions show how quickly the manufacturing industry changes dependent on the source of power, with Industry 4.0 helping the manufacturing sector cut greenhouse gas emissions (GHG) from the use of renewable energy.
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