Global Community for Sustainable Value Chains
A collaborative initiative for making value chains more sustainable.
Why a Community for Sustainable Value Chains?
Do you wonder how to effectively make your value chain more sustainable? How to embed ESG and sustainability in strategic and operational value chain decisions? How to better use data & analytics for optimizing your carbon footprint or how to practically take a ‘cradle-to-grave’ approach and reduce Scope 3 emissions?
The Global Community for Sustainable Value Chains wants to follow-up on these questions and explore pragmatic and effective solutions. It provides a platform to systematically and openly exchange know-how and to discuss latest innovations and developments with like-minded companies, academia, and experts.
How the Community Works
Community members are provided with continuously updated content, comprising interesting lectures, latest research information, innovative use cases, lessons learned and how-to guidance.
Furthermore, design thinking workshops will be conducted to ensure a continuous inflow of new ideas. The workshops also offer the chance to share thoughts and ideas as well as challenges that will be discussed within the community. Benefit from this opportunity to find partners for co-innovation joining forces in the endeavor to make your value chain more sustainable.
- Joint learning and exchange on key sustainability questions along the value chain
- Latest thinking on managing Scope 3 from tracking to redesign and supplier management
- Regular discussion with like-minded sustainable value chain ambassadors across industries
- Possibility to actively participate in shaping the agenda and topics of interests
CAMELOT & University of Mannheim
The Global Community for Sustainable Value Chains was initiated by the Chair of Sustainable Business at the renowned University of Mannheim and CAMELOT as a leading consulting specialist for value chain management.
What Are Sustainable Value Chains?
Sustainable value chains integrate sustainability as a key decision criteria in management processes with immediate effect on value chain strategy and operations. Sustainable criteria often refer to environmental, health, and safety (EHS) compliance standards.
Consumers, politics, and investors call for sustainable value chains. Therefore, embedding sustainability in strategic, tactical, and operational value chain processes becomes critical. Scope 3 of the Greenhous Gas (GHG) protocol is a commonly used accounting and reporting standard and a recognized cross-industry determination criteria for sustainable value chains. Scope 3 stands for all indirect emissions from activities of the organization, occurring from their up- and downstream value chain. It usually covers the biggest share of an organization’s carbon footprint with approximately 80% of emitted CO2. In detail, Scope 3 accounts for 15 different up- and downstream activities, which are (among others) associated to purchased goods and services, commuting, and transportation.