Science-Based Targets -> Climate Strategy
Opportunity: Science Based Targets (SBTs) are bold and increasingly popular climate goals set by companies. The SBT intention is for corporate footprint reduction to match our best understanding of needed emissions reductions. In pursuing SBTs, a food processing client sought to enhance its sustainability performance and position as an industry leader.
Process: Climate Positive staff served as critical players to guide client staff through SBT requirements and build on previous GHG inventory work. A key part of our effort was to model future emissions, and pinpoint how much future emissions are likely to change in response to GHG reduction efforts. We also helped identify the major contributors to climate change throughout the supply-chain and suggested reduction strategies to reduce footprint.
Results: Our client successfully aligned on target(s) throughout the organization. Initiatives and capital investments for the next ten years are in the process of being charted out. As a bonus, our work supports report submission to CDP, the international platform for climate reporting.
Tech – Sustainability Strategy
Opportunity: Tech company was launching its sustainability strategy, wanting third-party insights on how to proceed and where to focus.
Process: Climate Positive staff were instrumental in designing the core strategy. We highlighted key trends to understand and articulated the core climate strategy. We also benchmarked the company along several environmental and workforce metrics and calculated company footprint.
Results: The company already had several factors working in its favor. By coherently pulling those together around a real sustainability mission, they are poised to soar!
Food Processing – Climate as Investment
Opportunity: Many businesses put together plans to reduce GHG emissions. But how much will it cost? And what’s the return?
Process: Our effort was designed to quantify the efficiency and renewables investments required for a Fortune 1000 client to hit its Science Based Targets, and better communicate the financials involved. We also guided client through SBT requirements and helped client point of contact present to management.
Results: Still emerging for this very recent project. Stay tuned!
Apparel + Health & Wellness – GHG Screening
Opportunity: A lifestyle brand with lofty mission sought to better understand its climate impacts.
Process: Climate Positive’s crucial role was in analyzing Scope 3 emissions. We drew on life cycle assessment to conduct a screening of the different ingredients and feedstocks going into product.
Results: The client gained real insights on key concerns within the supply chain, such as the significant impact of packaging associated with certain products. We also shed light on where transport does and does not make significant contributions.
Home Furnishings GHG Inventory
Opportunity: Our client needed to complete a greenhouse gas inventory, in response to a Walmart supplier survey. With Walmart representing 20% of their sales volume, a timely, thorough response was key to their success.
Process: Climate Positive collected emission source data, conducted a methodical greenhouse gas inventory, and completed Carbon Disclosure Project survey sections. We illuminated critical knowledge about the companies manufacturing processes and environmental impact.
Results: The client successfully retained a major customer, helping the customer understand their impacts.