A prominent retailer with a strong European presence, boasting 800+ stores in France alone, sought to enhance their Scope 3 emissions estimate by assessing the environmental footprint of their extensive product portfolio. The client recognized the pressing need to identify and mitigate emissions from their product offerings. They understood that their responsibility extended beyond their direct operations and included the emissions associated with their supply chain and product lifecycle. To address this complex challenge, they turned to Carbon Maps.
Carbon Maps embarked on a comprehensive project that spanned just over 5 months and involved a dedicated team of six experts from both the client's Purchasing and Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) business units. The project was aimed at evaluating the greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions impact of ~10,000 private label products and more than 250 product categories. Additionally, Carbon Maps analyzed the GHG footprint of over 700 suppliers within the client's network.
Based on data gathered and calculations made on the platform, Carbon Maps identified a potential 30% reduction in emissions within the client’s most emissive product categories. Furthermore, a significant milestone was reached when Carbon Maps collaborated with the client's suppliers to develop specific emissions factors for their dairy products.