Raw materials are the foundation of products and businesses. How suppliers grow, harvest, and extract these materials can have a significant impact on a product’s carbon footprint. 

A significant share of the raw materials used in UK products are sourced in the UK, but the retail industry’s supply chains also reach far into the global economy – from aluminium production in China, to forestry in Canada, and soy agriculture in Brazil. Many of these supply chains are complex and dynamic, and influenced by a range of external factors such as geopolitics, local government policy and weather conditions. 

Our sustainable sourcing pathway focuses on:

  • Helping retailers tackle deforestation
  • Measuring, monitoring and reporting scope 3 emissions
  • Regenerative agriculture

We have been working with IBM Consulting to help retailers with one of the most challenging areas of carbon reduction

View the IBM Consulting Deforestation guidance Seeing The Wood for the Trees

View the IBM Consulting webinar Tackling Scope 3 Emissions in Upstream Supply Chains

View the IBM Consulting Guide ‘Monitor, Measure and Report Scope 3 Supply Chain Emissions’

Listen back to Overcoming the Supply Chain Sustainability Conundrum on supply chain mapping with IBM Consulting

Download the Overcoming the Supply Chain Sustainability Conundrum guidance 

Listen back to Tackling Supply Chain Emissions with Simba, Greggs and IBM Consulting

Listen to our webinar with the Carbon Trust on Net Zero Action Planning

View our webinar with 3Keel GHG Accounting, Reporting and Target Setting for the FLAG Sector