"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."
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.
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."
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.
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.
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."
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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