Focus on the value-added chain
For businesses wanting to do more than just meet the minimum legal requirements, making their supply chain sustainable represents a central challenge. At the same time, however, it also offers the greatest opportunity to make a positive impact, together with business partners. A glance at the supply chain shows that the integration of ecology and social issues still represent two central challenges. These include, in particular, the measurement and communication of emissions, differentiated according to Scope 1, 2 and 3.
This shows that Scope 3 emissions for companies are also just well-managed Scope 1 and partly Scope 2 emissions of each individual company in the value-added chain. In simple terms: If everyone works on their Scope 1 emissions, it benefits everybody, since Scope 1 emissions from company X as an output are Scope 2 & 3 emissions for company Y as an input.
So in order to increase energy efficiency and reduce greenhouse gas emissions and negative social impacts in the supply chain, each actor in the supply chain needs strong IT capabilities to control their processes. The sum of each company's individually enhanced performance is thereby greater than the enhanced performance of the respective chain links.