With scope 3 emissions, those created up and down a company’s supply chain, being on average 11.4x greater than direct, operational emissions and accounting for as much as 75% of total corporate emissions, proper management is vital to any credible climate strategy – yet over 80% of companies report that just quantifying their scope 3 emissions is difficult. Collecting and deploying scope 3 data may be challenging, but if we are to realise a 1.5-degree world, it demands attention. Companies must now move to leverage their purchasing power, setting clear expectations for environmental transparency and ambition not only internally, but throughout their supply chain. Whether your company is looking to take its first step to tackling scope 3 emissions, or you’re already on your scope 3 journey and looking to further your environmental leadership, CDP’s roster of expert accredited solutions providers are available to provide clarity, support, and guidance.This month, we are excited to announce that the following companies have come on board as accredited solutions providers and are available to support stakeholders with a variety of environmental issues:
BidConnectUSA, a minority-owned global gold carbon reduction solutions provider, is an ESG business engagement platform. The platform is a centralized digital ecosystem that enables corporations and their 1st tiers to engage with their supply chain, especially as it relates to addressing scope 3 emissions and economic inclusion. BidConnectUSA clients come from industries including professional/technical/scientific services, construction, manufacturing, retail, energy, healthcare, communications services, utilities, and real estate. Additionally, its services include strategic outreach campaigns and analysis reports.
Sweep, a global gold software solutions provider, build software that lets businesses take control of their climate journey. From tracking and reducing emissions, to contributing to exciting climate projects around the world. Sweep specializes in using data to map carbon emissions, and help companies realize feasible goals while managing future growth.
We are also delighted to announce that the following accredited solutions providers have renewed their partnerships with CDP and will continue to support companies on their environmental journeys:
VitalMetrics, a minority-owned silver climate change consultancy solutions provider in the United States, is a sustainability analytics and consulting company that specializes in measuring and managing greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions. VitalMetrics have developed a cloud-based GHG accounting solution that helps organizations visualise their carbon footprint. The platform covers all Scopes (1, 2, and 3), multiple facilities, and 170 countries. Carbon360 generates a CDP-submission ready report following applicable requirements and international standards.
Yaad Yarok, a silver climate change consultancy solutions provider in Israel, is a sustainability consulting firm that supports Israeli corporations in their carbon management journey. Yaad Yarok’s services include carbon strategy and management processes; calculating organizational carbon footprint according to the GHG Protocol guidelines; calculating product carbon footprint using a LCA tool; preparation of GHG reports; 3rd party GHG report validation; CDP reporting; and setting and submitting Science Based Targets.
Sphera, previously a global silver software solutions provider, have expanded their accreditation and are now a global silver software and SBT solutions provider. Sphera provides Environmental, Social and Governance (ESG) performance and risk management software, data and consulting services focusing on Environment, Health, Safety & Sustainability (EHS&S), Operational Risk Management and Product Stewardship. Sphera simplifies and streamlines sustainability and greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions management. With its SpheraCloud Corporate Sustainability software, data and strategic sustainability consulting services, Sphera enables transparent communication and operational excellence across organizations and supply chains. Companies use Sphera's Corporate Sustainability software, emissions factors and consulting services to create CDP reports; calculate their emissions baseline for Scope 1, 2 and 3; and track progress against their near-term science-based targets and net-zero goal.
To find out more about who CDP’s accredited solutions providers are, or how they might be able to help you, watch our short video. CDP is committed to building a diverse accredited solutions provider network and we particularly encourage organisations that are women or minority-owned, like BidConnectUSA or VitalMetrics, or those based in emerging economies, to get in touch. Take a look at this blog to learn more about our Diversity and Equity Initiative and to see where we are one year on from implementing this initiative, check out this blog.
For more information about any of our accredited solutions providers or to request a direct introduction, please contact [email protected].