How can organisations work with suppliers to accurately track their value chain emissions?
Whether it’s the agricultural production of ingredients, the manufacturing of bottles and cans or the cooling before consumption, capturing a brewer’s full value chain footprint is a highly intricate process. With so many elements in the mix, organisations cannot track their carbon reduction efforts if they rely solely on basic spend-based data and assumptions.
Measuring the true carbon footprint of a food or drink provider requires cross-collaboration with suppliers to obtain primary data. That’s why, since 2016, Carlsberg Group has been working with the Carbon Trust to improve its Scope 3 footprint quality.
Following the footprinting of its own emissions, Carlsberg wanted to go further and sought to step up its ‘ZERO carbon footprint’ ambitions. The company evolved its ESG work to develop the Together Towards ZERO and Beyond (TTZAB) programme. This aimed to collaborate more with suppliers and refine its value chain footprint measurement, so Carlsberg can focus its decarbonisation efforts on the right places and set its path to achieving Net Zero carbon emissions across the entire value chain by 2040.