For consumer goods, high-tech, and other manufacturers, between 40 and 60 percent of a company’s carbon footprint resides upstream in its supply chain—from raw materials, transport, and packaging to the energy consumed in manufacturing processes. 1
- McKinsey Quarterly
A collaborative approach to carbon management within the supply chain has the potential to realise large savings. Strategies to improve energy efficiency need to include engagement with suppliers to encourage them to invest in energy efficiency opportunities and changing purchasing policies to lower embodied energy materials and energy inputs.
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