This client of ours has quite the fanbase, and with a fan base comes a demand for merchandising. As a highly prominent consumer goods manufacturer that sells both in-store and online, this company has recognized the need for a more sustainable future. They chose to collaborate with Minimum, whose carbon accounting software is well-equipped to handle the complexities of a global retail business. A cornerstone of this strategy was to refine the accuracy and granularity of their entire Scope 1, 2, and 3 carbon footprint. Some details have been omitted for confidentiality reasons.
"Our client set out to establish a leading environmental strategy in 2022, aiming to improve the accuracy and granularity of the company's entire Scope 1, 2, and 3 footprint."

The search for accurate data

Our client had been conducting internal carbon footprint calculations for some years. However, they faced challenges in obtaining precise, real-world activity data from both their supply chain and internal operations. The objective was to transition from rough estimates to reliable, transparent calculations to form the basis of their reduction strategy.

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Streamlining the collection of data

To address these challenges, our client turned to Minimum's integrated software solution. The platform not only streamlined their internal data collection process but also facilitated easy communication with supply chain partners. This automation provides them with reliable and transparent data, setting a strong foundation for their sustainability initiatives.

"Minimum's platform automates the carbon footprint calculation, providing them with reliable and transparent data."

Data collection, made manageable

Being a vertically integrated business, our client controls every aspect of design, manufacture, and distribution. They sell their products through a network of over 500 retail stores, third-party resellers, and online platforms. This posed a significant data collection challenge. Minimum's platform was configured as a digital twin of their organizational structure, enabling efficient data collection and management.

A closer look at the supply chain

Custom data collection portals were designed to allow key partners to securely submit their data. Our client utilizes Minimum's platform to replace spend-based estimations with actual data from supply chain partners.This new approach enables our client to understand the total carbon impact of a supplier and formulate a more strategic reduction plan.

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Setting achievable targets

With the help of Minimum's software, our client improved carbon footprint calculations across all scopes. This enabled them to set credible Science-Based Targets. The software also provides year-on-year analyses and progress tracking, ensuring that all business units and the supply chain are aligned with their ambitious targets.

"Using Minimum's software, the client was able to improve carbon footprint calculations across Scope 1, 2, and 3. This has enabled them to start setting credible Science-Based Targets."

Looking towards the future

Transparency and accuracy are vital pillars for any organization aiming to reduce its carbon footprint. With Minimum's carbon accounting software, this client is well on their way to achieving this, even when dealing with complex databases across global operations. Their journey serves as an inspiring example for other businesses in the retail manufacturing sector looking to make sustainability a core part of their strategy.

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