Why measure Scope 3?

July 7, 2022
By measuring Scope 3 emissions, organizations can:

Find out which suppliers are leading and lagging in their sustainability performance
Find key cost reduction opportunities. Identify areas to increase energy efficiency. Help their suppliers bring their sustainability initiatives up to an acceptable standard.

Purchase of goods reductions can take many forms: change in incoming materials with a lower CO2 content; reduce the number of inputs; use recycled materials included in inputs; reduce production waste; favor more sustainable suppliers; engage key suppliers on improving their own carbon footprint.

But companies can have a direct influence by reducing distances traveled to transport goods, reducing the weight of the products transported, increasing the loading rate of the vehicle, changing the mode of transport (replacing truck transport with trains or boats, for example), or changing fuel type.

Carbon Trust research shows that for most companies, Scope 3 emissions represent from 65% to 95% of a company’s broader carbon impact.

Now Engaging Employees In CSR, ESHG, Sustainability & Climate Impact is Simple, Fun & Mobile!

Sustainability and ESG/ESHG (ESG + wellbeing) are core pillars of holistic CSR programs and viewed now as essential elements of culture. 

MaximusLife’s sustainability tools educate employees about their carbon footprint while providing specific actions, volunteering and giving opportunities to offset their carbon emissions.

MaximusLife is the leading workplace tool for employee-based Scope 3 carbon emissions data.

Now teams of all sizes can report data quickly, accurately, and in real-time with tools designed by our in-house LCA (life-cycle assessment) team of experts.

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