[Published on April 22, 2021]
Climate change is increasing pressure on companies to take immediate actions to measure, manage, and report greenhouse gas emissions from their operations and value chains. In its recent client story, management and technology consultancy BearingPoint shows how it supported Wipak, a global supplier of packaging solutions and services, in taking a significant step on its journey to reducing its carbon footprint to zero by 2025 by accurately calculating its carbon emissions and gaining transparency across the entire product life-cycle process.
BearingPoint leveraged its Emissions Calculator solution and used a cradle-to-gate approach during a series of workshops to identify Wipak’s key impact areas and aligned them with data requirements. The team then analyzed the processes and data availability for material acquisition, freight transportation, manufacturing sites, warehouses, and support processes related to sales offices and business travel. All data was centralized in a collection plan to feed BearingPoint’s standard data templates, followed by integrating it into the software solution. This resulted in a corporate carbon footprint (CCF), including scopes 1, 2, and 3 according to the Greenhouse Gas Protocol (GHG). Wipak also added the product carbon footprint (PCF) module to support sharing carbon data with clients down to the product level. BearingPoint supported the client to select the allocation methods and relevant secondary data sources, determining every product’s climate impact, from raw material sourcing to their recycling or disposal.