How to work with procurement

Leverage this powerful ally to reduce your scope 3 emissions

The challenges for sustainability managers

Accurate data on suppliers’ environmental impact is crucial for informed decision-making. However, gathering this data can be difficult due to a lack of transparency, inconsistent reporting standards, or the sheer volume of suppliers.

Sustainability teams aim for environmental goals, which may sometimes conflict with the procurement team’s focus on cost, quality, and delivery. Finding a common ground where sustainability initiatives align with procurement objectives like cost savings, risk mitigation, and innovation can be challenging.

Motivating suppliers to adopt sustainable practices can be a significant hurdle. Suppliers may lack the resources, knowledge, or incentive to change, particularly if they are not facing direct regulatory or market pressures to do so.

How we help

We calculate emissions from almost any data. Just send us a list of your suppliers and what you spend: we’ll do the rest.

We give you the data you need to take action. Optimise for carbon just as you do for any other factor.

Find lower carbon options. We suggest lower carbon alternatives to your current suppliers. You can switch suppliers or get your incumbent vendor to up their game.

Integrated carbon reporting. Find your carbon data in the tools you already use for purchasing or accounting and budget for carbon as part of your business-as-usual.

Get more granular. Share product level data and we can provide product level calculations

Set ambitious goals. Help track the progress of your suppliers, via SBTi, UN Compact or another metric. We help you forecast the carbon footprints of your suppliers so you can hit your targets

Amanda Reynolds
Chief Product Officer

We had been struggling for a while to drive change in our suppliers and our teams, getting DitchCarbon data into our process changed things almost straight away.

Tools to help you reduce emissions

Accurate, verified emissions data

Supplier level data you can trust. You may have already conducted a category level assessment – but these can have huge inaccuracies – rest assured you’ll now get accurate emissions calculations based on suppliers not their category.

Includes all the detail you need. Disclosure & SBTI & CDP status. Emissions disclosures are just the start, we capture data on initiative participation too.

Actually reduce emissions

Reducing supplier emissions at scale is tough. We analyse each and every supplier and provide tailored advice, questions and contract terms to make reducing emissions part of everyones job.

Find alternatives. We know changing suppliers is the last thing you want to be doing but using our data will drive real change in your existing suppliers.

The best coverage

Open by default. Unlike some companies we capture emissions data from ANY company not just the ones that pay us. This means you get the true picture of what the emissions are of your suppliers not just a select few.

Climate change is a global problem. We need global inclusive approach to solve it.

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