April 29, 2023by Sebastian Dürr

Value Chain Emissions (Carbon Accounting)

Value chain emissions (Carbon accounting)

Scope 3 emissions, also called value chain emissions, are the emissions that occur during the supply chain or during the use and disposal of a product. They are a significant part of a company’s Corporate Carbon Footprint (CCF) and are divided into 15 different categories based on the GHG Protocol. However, not all categories are relevant to every organisation. Examples include business travel, waste disposal, and purchased goods and services. For many companies, value chain emissions can account for as much as 90% of their total emissions, making it essential to consider them when setting reduction goals.