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EPA Center for Corporate Climate Leadership

Supply Chain Guidance

Information for organizations interested in reducing their supply chain emissions

Organizations' supply chains often account for more than 75 percent of their greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions, when taking into account their overall climate impacts. Over the last decade, leading organizations across many sectors have developed GHG inventories, instituted annual GHG-accounting practices, and succeeded in reducing their own Scope 1 and 2 GHG emissions. These entities are now tackling the next frontier in GHG management by finding ways to measure and lower their GHG emissions throughout their supply chains.

EPA's 2018 report Emerging Trends in Supply Chain Emissions Engagement focuses on initiatives leading companies have begun implementing over the last decade to manage GHG emissions resulting from their supply chains. EPA's 2010 report Managing Supply Chain Greenhouse Gas Emissions: Lessons for the Road Ahead highlights lessons learned by some of the earliest movers that engaged their suppliers on GHG management.

As part of EPA's commitment to promote, recognize, and incentivize cutting-edge leadership in supply chain initiatives, the Center for Corporate Climate Leadership is featuring emerging best practices, offering opportunities for organizations to learn from each other's experiences. In addition, the Climate Leadership Awards recognize organizations that are at the leading edge of managing GHGs in their organizational supply chains.