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PLF: What does good supplier engagement look like?
Tue, 05 December @ 10:00 – 11:30
This is a virtual event.
Attendance is by invitation only.
The aims and objectives of the event
Join us at our Peer Learning Forum (PLF), where we will share information about the guidance for setting supplier engagement targets from SBTI, CDP , and GHG Protocol and attempt to distil this best practice into a common set of themes. We will also hear from Business in the Community (BITC) members who have started to implement supplier engagement programmes and what they have learnt along the way.
For many companies, supply chain-related emissions are the largest source of emissions, and the most challenging to reduce. Supply chain emissions are on average 11.4 times larger than direct emissions from operations and can account for over 90% of a companies carbon footprint.
However, despite progress in recent years to set net zero targets in line with legally binding commitments from the UK Government and devolved administrations, most lag behind on the setting of supplier engagement targets to tackle emissions beyond Scopes 1 and 2.
According to Anthesis Group, over 1200 companies have set Science-Based Targets in the last few years, yet just over 12% of those have set specific supplier engagement targets.
Supplier engagement targets offer a tangible way to influence decarbonisation within your supply chain when specific emissions data is hard to obtain. These targets usually focus on engaging a defined set of suppliers to set their own science-based targets on all applicable scopes and categories, as well as identifying what support, upskilling and investment might be needed to help smaller suppliers.
Booking, contact details and further information
- Contact Megan Gillett, Events Coordinator at BITC for further information.
- Full joining instructions will be sent before the event.