Schneider Electric, the global leader in energy management, automation, and sustainability, today announced an enhanced global supply chain decarbonisation service designed to help organisations address the significant emissions volume contained in their value chains. The announcement comes on the heels of the company’s new ambition to increase its own efforts to decarbonize its supply chain, committing to reduce carbon emissions from the top 1000 suppliers’ operations by 50% by 2025.
For many companies, a majority of their carbon footprint rests in the supply and value chain. CDP reports that, based on 2020 data from more than 8,000 companies, supply chain emissions are more than 11 times higher on average than operational emissions. These volumes can be even larger in industry segments like retail, apparel, and services.
Schneider Electric’s offer, which is nested inside the company’s broader Climate Change Advisory Service, helps organisations tackle this staggering figure through a unique combination of supplier engagement, measurement, strategy setting, and implementation via efficiency, renewable energy procurement, and carbon offsetting. The offer builds on successful supply chain solutions already developed for clients including Walmart, Maple Leaf Foods and Takeda Pharmaceuticals.
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