Value Chain Emissions

Scope 3 Emissions

Expectations for companies to measure and report on their Scope 3 emissions are increasing. Reporting Scope 3 emissions allows you to engage with your supply chain and obtain information on carbon emissions and reductions, energy, water and waste efficiency.

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Expectations for companies to measure and report on their Scope 3 emissions are increasing from investors, legislation, peers and customers.

Many major international corporates are using Scope 3 reporting as a means of engaging with their supply chain, asking them to provide sustainability information including carbon emissions and reductions as well as energy, water and waste efficiency

Measurement and Net-Zero Strategy:

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Embedding climate and sustainability related thinking into strategic decisions is an opportunity for your organisation to innovate, increase investments in green technology, and accelerate emission reductions.

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How we can help with Scope 3

We can help you to understand what Scope 3 emissions are and how to tackle them.


What are Scope 3 emissions

Scope 3 emissions are those which primarily come from a company’s value chain (upstream and downstream) and are not under the direct control of the reporting company itself. Examples of Scope 3 emissions include business travel, employee commuting or emissions arising from the use of sold products. We can help you to identify and calculate the material emissions sources for your company.


Why should companies consider Scope 3?

Scope 3 mapping and emissions reporting is an opportunity to better understand and start taking steps to address the environmental impacts of your supply chain and maintain your competitive advantage.


Overcoming the challenges

EcoAct has extensive experience helping companies to better understand and overcome the challenges to calculate their full value chain emissions impact

Avoided emissions

Reducing your Scope 3 emissions

We can help you develop effective strategies for managing and reducing your Scope 3 emissions, minimising future risks and using the data to inform sustainable decisions about your company’s activities and products.

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Working with EcoAct has been hugely beneficial. Their experts have helped us understand our Scope 3 emissions, how to improve our data and how to start reducing these emissions. It has been invaluable to have a team of people we can ask for advice and get a quick response.

Lucy Millard , Environmental Sustainability Manager, The University of Manchester

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Climate and the value chain: a roadmap for Scope 3 emissions reductions

This Factsheet addresses arguably the most challenging and often the largest set of emissions for a business to tackle. It covers:

  • The challenges and opportunities of tackling Scope 3 emissions
  • A step-by-step guide to taking action
  • A supplier engagement and Scope 3 target case study



Frequently Asked Questions

What are Scope 3 emissions?

Scope 3 emisions, also known as “value chain” emissions, are indirect greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions both upstream and downstream of an organisation’s main operations.

Why is calculating and reporting your Scope 3 emissions important?

For most organisations, Scope 3 emissions make up the largest part of their carbon footprint which makes them the most important to tackle. Measuring your Scope 3 emissions provides an opportunity to better understand and start taking steps to address the environmental impacts of your supply chain.

How do I get started with calculating my Scope 3 emissions?

To get started with your Scope 3 emissions, you need to map organisational activities across the 15 Scope 3 categories to understand which categories are relevant to your organisation. You can then work to measure your Scope 3 footprint.

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