Eight global supply chains account for more than 50% of annual greenhouse gas emissions. Only a small proportion of these emissions are produced during final manufacturing. Most are embedded in the supply chain—in base materials, agriculture, and the freight transport needed to move goods around the world through a web of complex interactions that are hard to monitor. Two-thirds of organisations surveyed by BCG do not report Scope 3 emissions and estimate an average error rate of 30-40% in their emissions measurements. How can companies develop monitoring programmes to manage scope 3 emissions in their supply chains? What role can technology play?
Elsa Laglbauer, Solutions Advisor, EcoVadis
Tom Delay, Chief executive, Carbon Trust
Alexandra Hammond, Head, Sustainable Procurement and Supply Chain, NHS England and NHS Improvement
Jonas Dennler, Global head sustainability GTM, SAP
Emily Jackson, Senior Vice-President, Sustainability, The Economist Group