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Our Scope 3 Reporting Solution

Whether you’re a large business or an SME, you will need to report on Scope 3 emissions eventually.

The urgency to reduce carbon emissions is becoming increasingly evident, with the EU taking the lead in making emission reporting mandatory, setting a precedent for all other nations to soon follow suit.

So, what are they and how do you report on them?

Scope 3 emissions are the indirect impact of your supply chain, transportation, and other external activities. By getting insights into these aspects, you get a full view of your environmental influence.

Unlike traditional carbon reporting tools that merely scratch the surface, our Scope 3 reporting goes beyond mere numerical data by actively assisting you in identifying and addressing carbon hotspots within your supply chain.

Scope 3 reporting solution

Setting you a roadmap for compliance

Measuring your carbon to manage your future. 

Measuring your CO2 emissions is more than just complying with regulations, it is the start of setting achievable and sustainable goals for your business. 

The Global Logistics Emissions Council (GLEC) pioneered the development of the GLEC framework which is a method to harmonise the calculation and reporting of GHG emissions in logistics across multimodal supply chains. This framework is now internationally recognised and is of ISO-14083 standard, which ensures global compliance.

This directive positions companies as conscientious leaders, encouraging dedication to reducing their complete operational carbon footprint and contributing to a more sustainable future.

Reporting is the first step in understanding the emissions our customers are producing. The real value we can bring is helping customers to see opportunities in their supply chain to be more efficient, reduce emissions and create value in their business.

The EU is leading the way

With the European Union (EU) at the forefront, the member nations created the EU’s Corporate Sustainability Reporting Directive (CSRD), which made it mandatory to report on scope 3 emissions, influencing similar actions globally.

The UK, set to announce its Sustainable Development Reporting (SDR) by 2024, initially applies this directive to large businesses, underscoring the increasing reliance on accurate emissions reporting, particularly for those smaller businesses in supply chains with the larger businesses.

Amidst these changes, our close collaboration with organisations like the Smart Freight Centre and ReverseMI ensures we stay ahead of the evolving landscape, allowing you to address these complexities with ease.

How can our Scope 3 product work for you?

GLEC and ISO-14083 compliant

Our carbon emission reports provide comprehensive, accurate and credible data

All data reported is GLEC verified and ISO-14083 compliant.

The report we produce meets all the recommended standards and guidelines internationally. 

So, feel free to share accurate scope 3 reporting with your customers proudly

Complete transparency

Understand the environmental cost of each link in your supply chain. Our reporting sheds light on every aspect, empowering you to make eco-conscious choices.

We understand that every company is unique. Our reporting is tailored to your specific logistics operations, ensuring relevance and accuracy.

Covers all transport

Are you using different shipping modes across your supply chain?

Don’t worry, we can report on that too.

From single shipments to complex multi-modal solutions, our Scope 3 reports calculate the routes across all modes of transport. 

What’s even better, we break them down by vehicle and fuel types for greater accuracy and transparency

Strategic advice and guidance

Reporting is the first step in understanding the emissions you’re producing. 

The next steps are highlighting the opportunities that lie within the data we provide to be more efficient.

We help you to identify areas for improvement and set realistic, achievable goals for a more sustainable future.

Help make it easier for you

We are committed to understanding the complexity of the challenge ahead.

Our support extends to organisations of all sizes, we can align with your sustainability goals, enhance transparency, and help you work towards a greener future, regardless of your scale or complexity.

Future proof your business

Becoming carbon neutral is a collaborative effort.

As a leading logistics partner with a diverse range of renowned sustainability suppliers, we stay ahead of changes, ensuring we can meet your sustainable goals no matter where you are on the journey.

 

 

 

Did you know?
According to the Global Reporting Initiative (GRI), Scope 3 emissions account for a significant portion of a company's total carbon footprint, often exceeding 70%.

Highlighting the impact of Scope 3 emissions emphasises the need for accurate and comprehensive reporting. Our Scope 3 reporting solution can help businesses effectively measure and manage these emissions.
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Did you know?
From 2025 Scope 3 reporting, the indirect emissions in a company’s value chain, will become mandatory in Europe.

While scope 3 reporting is initially impacting larger organisations, it's a game-changer for businesses of all sizes, especially those reporting to larger entities. To stay ahead, businesses should start reporting now, avoiding the rush later.
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Did you know?
The European Environment Agency predicts by 2050 that logistics will account for up to 40% of global carbon dioxide emissions.

This means that there is increasing pressure from governing bodies and customers for business to take action of their carbon emissions.
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According to Harvard Business Review, businesses that integrate sustainability into their operations often gain a competitive edge, attracting environmentally conscious consumers and investors.

Positioning Scope 3 reporting as part of a broader sustainability strategy, a reporting solution becomes a tool for businesses to differentiate themselves in the market, attracting customers and investors who prioritise eco-friendly practices.
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Scope 3 emissions are closely tied to supply chain activities. Transparency in the supply chain is essential for identifying and mitigating environmental impacts.

A Scope 3 reporting solution offers transparency into the entire supply chain, enabling businesses to make informed decisions, optimise processes, and reduce environmental impacts.
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Trust in data that drives real change

We want to keep it simple for you.

You will get an ISO-14083 GLEC verified personalised report. This report has the number of journeys, to the number of locations and the overall emissions your supply chain produces. 

We handle all the calculations for every journey and shipment, presenting you with a user-friendly report that you can easily share with your customers.

To get an insight into the calculation, work closely with your Account Manager and Sustainability Team to get recommendations on how we can help you drive down your emissions.

Effortless transparency at your fingertips.

How do you start your Scope 3 journey with us?

Step one

Ask your Account Manager about the Carbon Footprint created by your logistics.

If you don’t already work with us, contact us and start your Scope 3 reporting journey.

Step two

Your Account Manager will work with our Sustainability Team to generate your Scope 3 Carbon Report.

Step three

Our Sustainability Team will calculate & provide your ISO-14083 Carbon Report which is produced by our partners at Shipzero.

Step four

You now have your personalised report which you can use to issue to your partners in your supply chain.

The real value in this report is understanding where you can make efficiencies which is how your Account Manager and Sustainability Team can help.

Expert Sustainable Team

Our Sustainable Freight Network Team brings a wealth of expertise across our entire business, allowing us to tailor solutions to meet your specific needs. With years of experience working with businesses of all sizes, we understand the challenges they face, particularly amidst legislative changes.

Committed to expanding their knowledge and insights, this team is dedicated to supporting customers through the evolving complexities of scope 3.

Now, they are part of a unique Knowledge Transfer Partnership initiative with Nottingham Trent University, providing ongoing access to leading academics in sustainability, supply chains, carbon accounting, and our dedicated sustainability expert embedded within our Sustainability team.

Your timeline for being fully compliant

Don’t wait – start your scope 3 journey today

The clock is ticking for all businesses to start reporting on carbon emissions and Scope 3 emissions. The compliance timeline is not just about meeting regulations; it’s about seizing the opportunity to contribute to a greener world.

The below timeline is from the EU Corporate Sustainability Reporting Directive (CSRD). The CSRD has been approved by the European Commission and is now being implemented into law. The UK & the rest of the world will be following soon behind.

Passionate about change

We are working hard, fostering innovation through collaboration with organisations, academics, and thought leaders to establish our Sustainable Freight Network.

Recognising the enormity of the task, we understand that we can’t achieve it alone.

However, by collaborating with partners, suppliers, and customers who share our vision, we can collectively bring about meaningful change.

Tom Isler has already embarked on the journey to become a Sustainable Freight practitioner, undergoing training with the Smart Freight Centre and collaborating with local universities.

We firmly believe that by supporting suppliers in managing their sustainability practices now, even the smallest changes can lead to a significant cumulative impact.

Supported in our journey

In collaboration with DHL, Baxter Freight has established a strategic partnership that not only enhances our commitment to exceptional customer service but also contributes significantly to sustainability efforts in our Consolidate solution (groupage/LTL).

Since 2017, we have worked hand in hand, successfully executing diverse projects—from transporting shop fittings across the continent to distributing Christmas trees throughout the network and managing logistics projects in locations such as Lulea, Sweden.

Together with DHL Freight, we are committed to delivering innovative, high-quality, and cost-effective solutions, optimising logistics and enhancing the competitiveness of our customers while championing sustainable practices in the realm of groupage.

Would you like to know more?

If you want your carbon emissions reported, get in touch today. Your query will be passed onto our expert Sustainability Team.

Frequently asked questions

Scope 3 emissions are indirect greenhouse gas emissions that occur throughout the entire value chain of a company’s operations, including activities such as supply chain, transportation, business travel, and employee commuting. These emissions are a crucial aspect of comprehensive environmental reporting.

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Reporting on Scope 3 emissions provides a holistic view of a company’s environmental impact. It goes beyond direct emissions, allowing businesses to understand and address the indirect impacts associated with their operations.

This comprehensive approach is essential for meeting global sustainability standards.

Identifying and categorising Scope 3 emissions involves assessing various aspects of your operations, such as purchased goods and services, capital goods, upstream transportation, waste generation, business travel, and employee commuting. Our reporting tools can help you streamline this process.

Addressing Scope 3 emissions offers benefits such as: a more accurate representation of your organisation’s environmental footprint, improved sustainability strategies, enhanced stakeholder relationships, and compliance with global environmental standards. It also demonstrates a commitment to responsible business practices.

Building strong relationships with suppliers and stakeholders is crucial. Communicate the importance of Scope 3 reporting, collaborate on data collection efforts, and establish transparent communication channels. Our reporting tools facilitate collaboration and data exchange for a more seamless process.

Unlike traditional tools that focus on direct emissions, our Scope 3 reporting tools delve deeper into indirect emissions, providing a comprehensive view of your environmental impact. These tools go beyond mere compliance, offering in-depth insights and analytics to guide sustainable decision-making.

Our reporting tools are designed to align with international standards, making compliance straightforward. Regularly update your knowledge of global standards, and leverage our tools to ensure that your organisation meets and exceeds the expectations for Scope 3 reporting.

Scope 3 reporting is relevant for businesses of all sizes, including SMEs. As environmental sustainability becomes a global priority, understanding and addressing indirect emissions is crucial for any organisation committed to responsible and sustainable practices.

Reporting on Scope 3 emissions is a key component of CSR efforts. It demonstrates a commitment to transparency, environmental stewardship, and sustainable business practices, positively impacting a company’s reputation and fostering trust among stakeholders.

To excel in Scope 3 reporting, focus on continuous improvement. Regularly assess and optimise your sustainability strategies, engage with stakeholders, explore innovative solutions, and leverage our reporting tools for comprehensive insights into your environmental performance.

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