Track and act on your supply chain emissions
Get a real-time view of your supply chain emissions. We help you identify emission hotspots and prioritize climate action together with your suppliers.
“Making our measurement tools internal is critical for transparency. Our team uses Sweep to build meaningful collaborations between innovators and changemakers and affect industry-wide change,”
VP of Social Impact
“Sweep helps track our entire supply chain and simulates different materials and processes across all life cycle stages. That’s how we can create the most durable product with the lowest carbon footprint.”
Chief Financial Officer
“Before Sweep, a person with the patience of an angel had to send hundreds of emails and meetings, then manually enter data into spreadsheets. It’s confusing when you have a network of 4,000+ suppliers.”
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Sweep for Supply Chain helps you make data-driven decisions to effectively reduce your scope 3 emissions
Map your value chain and focus on your strategic suppliers. 20% of them are likely responsible for 80% of your scope 3 emissions.
Automate data collection for purchased goods and services, and send surveys that can help fill in any data gaps.
Drive collective and collaborative climate action along your value chain by setting shared climate targets and monitoring progress.
Connect and automate the exchange of emissions data within your supply chain.
Screen your supply chain and identify emission hotspots.
Collaborate with your suppliers, set targets and share reductions initiatives.
Perform carbon simulations to select the suppliers that align with your reduction trajectory.
Leverage carbon data to identify risks and optimize your supply chain performance.
Sweep has everything you need to be on-track with your ESG regulatory requirements. We also have a robust platform to support you on your decarbonization journey. See all features on our Platform page.
According to data from the CDP, a company’s value chain emissions are on average 11.4 times greater than those of its own operations. As they form such a significant part of your overall business carbon footprint, it's essential to incorporate them into your carbon management and reporting, and to use them to drive climate action.
Tackling supply chain emissions can also bring you a range of business benefits. Here are just a few.
Smarter procurement decisions – Carbon accounting can help you determine which suppliers are committed to taking action on climate change. This enables you to set joint climate goals.
Cost reduction opportunities – It can help you identify carbon hotspots and introduce plans to improve energy efficiency across your value chain.
Your compliance future-proofed – New legislation is already coming into force in some countries which makes it compulsory to report on your supply chain emissions - and this is likely to become more widespread. If you start taking action now, you’ll increase your regulatory resilience.
Improved reputation - Taking climate action across your entire supply chain will show your partners, clients, and stakeholders that you’re truly committed to sustainability, which will boost your competitive advantage.
Tackling supply chain emissions is about having a strong dialogue and good governance.
The collective goal should be to make sure your customer-supplier relationships revolve around more than just pricing.
Why? Because when we add a climate-action dimension to this relationship it benefits both sides.
Suppliers: Showing a commitment to climate action is increasingly a prerequisite to winning new business.
Customers: Engaging suppliers in emissions measurement and reduction helps companies improve their reputation, make smarter procurement decisions, and comply with the latest climate regulations.
To find out more about internal and external climate governance, read our white paper.
This is a powerful idea borrowed from the financial sector. Financial organizations are increasingly demonstrating their commitment to climate action. To monitor progress and make more informed decisions, they need transparent and comparable metrics.
Regulators and organizations like the Task Force on Climate-related Financial Disclosures (TCFD) are exploring the measurement of financial portfolio temperature as a way for investors to better understand their impact on climate change. The temperature method translates the projected emissions of companies within a given portfolio into a rise in average global temperatures. It can be used to indicate, for example, whether a portfolio is likely to keep global warming to 1.5 degrees, as outlined in the Paris Climate Agreement.
In fact, investment performance is likely to soon be reported not just on returns, but also in terms of temperature.
Why not adopt the same idea for supply chains?
Your company’s Scope 3 emission reports are likely to be requested by a number of stakeholders, including customers, suppliers, investors, and analysts. Reporting is also essential for complying with industry standards. These depend on your region and scope of operations.
Key legislation includes:
The Non-Financial Reporting Directive (NFRD) and the Corporate Sustainability Reporting Directive (CSRD) require companies to report their impacts on the environment, energy use, emissions, water use, and air pollution.
The upcoming EU Sustainability Reporting Standards (ESRS) will apply to large and listed EU companies, and non-EU companies with a turnover in the EU of over €50M.
In France, the Bilan d’Emissions de Gaz à Effet de Serre (BEGES) which applies to companies with over 250 employees and exceeding 10,000 tons of CO2 emissions per year.
In Germany, the Supply Chain Act, which requires companies to demonstrate respect for human rights and the environment in their global supply chains.
In the UK, the TCFD-aligned disclosure regulations, which strongly encourage companies to include Scope 3 in their disclosures but don't mandate it, and the Streamlined Energy and Carbon Reporting (SECR) policy, which requires companies with over 250 employees or £36M revenue to report their energy consumption and emissions from Scope 1 and 2.
Sweep is built to comply with leading international accounting standards.
Help your suppliers measure all their required emissions.
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Keep a clear audit trail, with documents and descriptions for your data stored right in Sweep.
See where all your supply chain data comes from. And improve it with a scoring system.
Use consistent methodologies, like the GHG Protocol, for meaningful emission tracking over time.
Here’s how we’re building a cleaner future together.
“Eco-designing products takes time. You have to test different materials and processes across all life cycle stages to find the optimal configuration to create the most durable product with the lowest carbon footprint overall. Sweep helps us simulate these changes to inform the development of our low-carbon products and optimize our overall climate strategy.”
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