Climate-relevant data collection along the supply chain
Together with The Climate Choice, Hipp has launched a partner program for the collection of climate-relevant data. In this way, the tradition-rich baby food manufacturer is working with the software platform to decarbonize its supply chain. The Climate Choice recently reported on this in a press release.
Basis of a decarbonization strategy
As The Climate Choice explains, a software tool is used to record the climate performance of selected Hipp suppliers. According to the company, the platform uses qualitative and quantitative climate-relevant primary data as the basis for a decarbonization strategy. This then forms the basis for uncovering further potential for action. In addition, this strategy can be used to implement CO2 reduction measures in close cooperation with suppliers, as the press release points out.
Supply chain accounts for a high proportion of all corporate emissions
The great importance of purchasing and the supply chain with regard to the sustainability issue is explained by Lara Obst, co-founder and managing director of The Climate Choice: “Purchasing plays a central role in climate transformation – because up to 90 percent of all corporate emissions occur in the supply chain.” To make decisions in this context, companies need detailed information about their climate-relevant opportunities, potentials and risks, as Lara Obst further clarifies. In this way, she says, every purchasing decision can become a climate decision.
About the sustainability-oriented work at Hipp, Johannes Knubben, Head of Sustainability Management at Hipp, says: “Currently, we are intensively engaged in establishing a data exchange with our partners (such as packaging manufacturers) in order to identify reduction potentials and implement reduction measures in a targeted manner.”