• Sustaining your supplychain is of strategical importance, because insight into the climate impact of your supply chains will make all kind of risks and opportunities clear to you.
  • Indentifying the  CO2 emission, and especially the hotspots, in your supply chain is a chance to realize significant reductions and save costs.
  • You will see which suppliers are front runners and which are laggards in sustainability performance.
  • Encourage your suppliers to reduce their carbon emissions; working together will be a win-win.
  • Facing unwillingness from your suppliers? This would be a pity, for them it gives opportunities also. Convince them and work together for this good cause. This is the way to accelerate to net zero globally. If  they don’t  want to go in a transition, you may consider more sustainable supplier an move  on.
  • Challenging the research and development department in your company leads to innovations in realizing higher energy efficiency of your products and production facilities.
  • Looking around for sustainable initiatives can be effective and giving quick wins. For example, in transport and logistics there are some interesting initiatives; working together within your sector can also provide opportunities.
  • On the national and EU levels, there are subsidies and ‘green loan’ opportunities which make substantial innovations possible. Specialized consultants can advise you.
  • Now is the time to make your business travel and commuting policy more sustainable − it is a lot easier if you engage with your employees. Use lessons learned during Covid-19.
  • If you source from countries around the equator, most of the time low and middle income countries, you can work with farms and plantations for example for reduction initiatives and insetting and give them support they need to make the transition. Regenerative agriculture and carbon farming (insetting) will also contribute to other SDGs such as SDG 13 (climate action).
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