As a follow-up of a previous analysis made in 2017, Trelleborg has started a full Scope 3 analysis of its carbon emissions along the value chain. The analysis will be made by KPMG in Sweden.
Scope 3 emissions are those that occur along the value chain, outside of company-controlled operations, but still dependent upon company activities. Typical examples include emissions from Purchased goods and services, Upstream transports, Business travel, Commuting, Downstream transports and Use of sold products.
“Our earlier analysis from 2017 indicates that Purchased goods and services is a very important and large emissions category for Trelleborg in Scope 3, together with transports. It will be extremely interesting to get a second opinion in 2022,” says Rosman Jahja, Vice President Sustainability.
Although Scope 3 indirect emissions for Trelleborg according to previous analyses are significantly bigger than those connected to actual production activities, they are not as challenging to reduce as they are, for example, for companies that produce cars or washing machines, where most carbon emissions are connected to the use of sold products.
“Our earlier analysis indicates that a large part of our emissions in Scope 3 originate from a relatively small part of the supply chain that we will be able to address and have a dialog with,” says Rosman.
The new Scope 3 analysis will be ready in June 2022 and will become an important source of knowledge for Trelleborg to be able to establish a complete climate target application to submit to the Science Based Target initiative for approval. Approved Science Based Targets are fast becoming a sort of standard for large companies to ensure that they are on the right track to help keep global warming well below 2 degrees.