If you have not yet calculated your Scope 3 emissions per supplier, we will need to do a Supplier Screening Exercise, which we can do based on the SIC code of your suppliers and the amount you spend with them
The first step in the process is to rank your suppliers in terms of their contribution to your carbon footprint to allow you to choose which ones to include in the programme.
We recommend selecting your key suppliers (the ones that represent 60-80% of your supply-chain emissions) for the 1st round of the programme.
Before you start engaging with your suppliers, it is important to find out what you can about their carbon journey by conducting online/desk research to understand:
We also need to find out if they are willing to share information that is not publicly available and prepared for you to engage with them about their carbon journey?
This will help us tailor your approach and may even provide the information we need without the need to survey them.
The next step is to categorise your suppliers according to the relationship you have with them. This is an important first step before you ask them to do anything, since it will impact the way in which you are able to engage with them.
We find it helpful to split suppliers into 2 categories: