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The 4-step plan for cutting value-chain emissions

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I was recently at the New York Stock Exchange for the Carbon Disclosure Project’s (CDP) Spring Workshop, where I moderated a panel discussion with representatives from Walmart, Microsoft and Coca-Cola on Smart Thinking in Delivering Significant Supply Chain Emissions Reductions. We had a lively discussion about how to drive greenhouse gas (GHG) reductions in the supply chain, and I left the event encouraged, but also aware of the challenges companies face when assessing emissions across their value chains.

The 200 or so companies at the workshop generally seemed aware that value chains can offer the largest opportunities for emission reductions. Some have already set reduction targets, such as Walmart’s goal to eliminate 20 million metric tons of GHG emissions from its supply chain by 2015, but others were unsure even where to start.Assessing GHG emissions across the entire value chain is becoming essential for any business serious about reducing its impact on climate change. As I boarded the train back to Washington, D.C., I began to wonder what actions companies should be taking to address this challenge.Here are four ways that businesses can advance their GHG management goals: Read more on Environmental-expert...

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