Reduce the carbon coming from procured goods and services
The goods and services bought by an organisation have a
significant impact on their Greenhouse Gas emissions. In a 2010
review of Greenhouse Gas emissions of Central Government, 77% of
GHG emissions in 2008 were Scope 3 emissions (CenSA, 2010),
with the majority of those coming from the goods and services
Reducing Scope 3 emissions will be essential for the government
to meet its Carbon reduction commitments for 2020.
Detailed analysis of Scope 3 Greenhouse Gas emissions
Spikes Cavell has formed a strategic alliance with the
University of Edinburgh and ENDS Carbon to produce the Carbon
Monitor programme – a suite of data-driven products that provide
detailed analysis of Scope 3 Greenhouse Gas emissions in the supply
chain that result from the goods and services procured.
CARBONMonitor75 highlights categories and
companies with the largest carbon footprint
is a data-driven, bottom-up analysis that highlights categories and
companies with the largest carbon footprint within the supply
The analysis is based on detailed spending data and provides a
list of potential suppliers and categories that should be reviewed
in more depth.
The outputs include measurement of Scope 3 emissions as detailed
in the DECC GHG return.
Monitor the emissions of Tier1 suppliers with
is a detailed analysis of the Carbon emissions of the major
individual Tier 1 suppliers, allowing for clear differentiation
between the behaviour of different entities and providing a
scientifically robust platform to drive behavioural change.
ENDS Carbon is developing factors for each major supplier based
on a detailed research programme, to enable a much finer and deeper
analysis of Greenhouse Gas emissions than is currently available
when using the DECC / DEFRA factors.
The enriched spend data from the Data Transformation programme
is also translated to the 75 SIC 2003 categories defined by DECC /
CenSA. (2010, December). Measuring the pan-government carbon
footprint - EV0464.
Retrieved from DEFRA.