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Supply-chain Decarbonisation (Scope 3) for manufacturing, retail and food & drink sectors

Sustainability & Low Carbon, Supply Chain

10/07/2024 10:00 am

10/07/2024 11:00 am



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For further information on this event, please contact: The Policy Team on 0333 320 0333 or email


Getting started with Scope 3

Supply chain emissions (Scope 3) for most manufacturing companies represent over 80% of carbon impact but also over 90% of the complexity, so where do you start?

This session will focus on how to approach your Scope 3 emissions calculation, which forms your upstream and downstream supplychain emissions.

According to research by McKinsey most Consumer Packaged Goods (CPG) or manufacturing 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 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.

Additional Information

About the speaker
The interactive session is delivered by James Butcher (CEO, Innoscope Ltd)

James is a strategic Consultant and Speak (Business Growth, Supply Chain and Sustainability) with over twenty years’ experience in supply chain technology and automation and alumnus of University of Cambridge’s Institute for Sustainability Leadership (CISL).
Passionate about supplier collaboration and driving positive change at scale, James has spent the last decade working with manufacturers and global brands drive collaborative change for more sustainable products and supply chains from decarbonisation (Scope 3) to responsible sourcing (e.g. RSPO, FSC certification).

Global clients such as Asda, Boots, SC Johnson, Woolworths (Australia) and Walmart (USA) and their international manufacturing/supply chains. 
This project is funded by the UK Government through the UK Shared Prosperity Fund (UKSPF) in partnership with East Midlands Chamber.

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