“We brought in Greenomics to analyze our GHG emissions and to identify the optimal location for our next manufacturing facility for our HolyCrap and Skinny B ready to eat cereals. This strategic approach will lead to a reduction in GHG emissions of 60% while simultaneously reducing costs and improving customer service which is the ultimate business case for sustainability.“
Brian Mullins, CEO,
Hapi Foods Group Inc.
Managing Greenhouse Gas (GHG) Emissions
The internationally established Greenhouse Gas (GHG) Protocol essentially establishes three types of emissions. Those that companies are:
- directly responsible for producing such as CO2 emissions from manufacturing
- indirectly responsible for such as emissions from purchased electricity, and
- those created by service providers such as airlines.
Many companies are measuring the first two; however, there are substantial gains to be found by looking at the third type, which some forward thinking companies are starting to do to gain a competitive edge.
This shift is due to the realization that measuring GHG emissions also identifies where and how you are dependent upon fossil fuels and your vulnerability to their unpredictable price fluctuations. We also know fossil fuels will continue to become more expensive as conventional supplies are depleted, so the sooner alternatives are found the better.
By conducting a comprehensive review of your organization’s GHG emissions, you can identify areas most at risk and develop solutions to minimize those risks while at the same time reducing costs and improving customer experience. This cannot be done by spending hard earned money on carbon offsets or purchasing “green energy”.
Invest that money in:
“Assessing GHG emissions over your business’ entire value chain to mitigate risks, realize savings, and improve customer experience.”
By assessing the entirety of our client’s value chains we have been able to identify ways to achieve GHG reductions by as much as 60% while significantly reducing costs and improving product delivery times to their customers. This macro view provides the strategic perspective necessary to be more competitive.
Today’s supply and distribution patterns are global and a sophisticated understanding of GHG emissions can minimize risks associated with fluctuating but steadily increasing energy costs. Fuel surcharges and eco-taxes are now part of daily business. If your suppliers are located around the world and your customers are significantly distributed, chances are your vulnerability comes primarily through the transportation costs of your supplies and products.
In today’s rapidly changing global dynamics, forward thinking businesses are strategically positioning themselves geographically to reduce their emissions and the associated costs of transporting their goods. If you would like our White Paper “Using Greenhouse Gas Management Strategies for Manufacturing and Distribution to Reduce Costs and Risks, and Improve Customer Experience, Click Here.
Note: The GHG Protocol, is the result of a partnership between the World Resources Institute and the World Business Council for Sustainable Development.