Reducing value chain carbon emissions: a practical guide


Last updated: 4. Apr 2024

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Our comprehensive guide explains how to engage your value chain in carbon reduction.

Eline Wajon

Head of Climate Strategy

Dr Aron Vallinder

Scientific Writer

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In the downloadable guide Enterprise Value Chain Carbon Emission Reduction, you’ll find six building blocks to calculate and reduce your business’s value chain emissions using carbon accounting.

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What’s in the guide?

The guide provides a roadmap for businesses to engage their value chains in carbon reduction, with a focus on practicality and pragmatism.

A focus on practicality

It’s divided into six sections:

  1. Getting Everyone to Net-Zero: a message from Normative CEO Kristian Rönn.
  2. The Paris Agreement and climate targets.
  3. Why now?
  4. Get started.
  5. Engage your suppliers.
  6. Key takeaways.

By following this guide, you empower your company to make the carbon reductions necessary to fight climate change while keeping your company competitive and compliant.

Why reduce your value chain emissions?

Beginning to reduce the carbon emissions from your value chain can seem like a tricky process. But it’s well worth it, both for the climate and for your business.

92% of an average company’s emissions originate in the value chain. If you want to reduce your carbon footprint – and thus, your climate impact – then reducing your value chain emissions will make a sizable difference.

And customers, investors, and future employees increasingly want to see proof that climate action is being taken by a business before they consider buying from, investing in, or working for it – meaning that businesses stand to gain significant competitive advantages from using carbon accounting. Additionally, your business may need to begin reporting its climate impact in the near future, if it isn’t already required to.

So when your business reduces its value chain emissions, you’re not only helping fight climate change – you’re keeping your business legally compliant and attractive to customers, investors, and future employees.

Learn how to engage your value chain in carbon reduction

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