How we used carbon management platform Sweep to boost scope 3 decision making (video)

Energy & Climate Consulting
Energy & Climate Consulting

As a global climate solutions provider, 3Degrees helps organizations achieve renewable energy and decarbonization goals. With a full suite of solutions for addressing emissions of all scopes, their climate consultancy team partnered with Sweep to offer clients a carbon management software solution. 

This partnership strengthens 3Degrees’ goal setting, greenhouse gas (GHG) footprinting, carbon credit strategy, supply chain engagement, and renewable energy  procurement offerings. Ensuring the highest quality emissions data, Sweep’s platform allows for better customer assistance in understanding and reducing their carbon footprint. This carbon management platform coupled with 3Degrees’ climate tech advisory services, streamline the climate software selection and adoption process for smoother progress towards a decarbonized future. 

In this short video, Karlina Wu, Manager on the Energy & Climate Practice Team at 3Degrees, covers challenges and discoveries related to supply chain management. Read along or press play to get the scoop. 

What is a common challenge your customers face when combating scope 3 emissions

One of the key challenges we see with organizations tackling scope 3 greenhouse gas emissions is that after measurement, it’s not always clear what the next step is. It’s easy to get stuck making the leap from measurement to reductions, and understanding exactly what you need to do or what you need to ask your suppliers to do and having real actionable next steps. 

Can you provide a real life example of the above pitfall? 

We helped an international consumer goods client identify where the majority of their emissions are coming from – in order to provide specific emission reduction actions. Our client knew most of their scope 3 emissions were coming from category 1, which is goods and services. And within that, most of those emissions were coming from advertisements. 

However, we were able to dig into their data and learn that a majority of their advertising emissions are from digital ads, which are being hosted by platforms that actually already have renewable energy targets and decarbonization plans in place. So, rather than focusing on the hosting emissions of those digital ad suppliers, we refocused on the next highest sources of emissions and directed our efforts toward higher impact areas. 

Which key factors come into play when doing this work?

In this case, data transparency was crucial for the organization to trace the emissions back to their suppliers and the specific activities contributing to their emissions. Carbon management software can help with managing emissions data and provide the transparency and reliability needed in order to drive decision-making, allowing our clients to focus on reduction actions with their suppliers. 


About 3Degrees

3Degrees is a leading global climate solutions provider and Certified B Corporation. Our work is driven by the need for urgent climate action, and has been for more than 20 years. We deliver a full suite of clean energy and decarbonization solutions to help global Fortune 500 companies, utilities, and other organizations achieve their climate goals and address emissions in the fight against climate change. The 3Degrees team brings a commitment to integrity and deep expertise in climate strategy and implementation across scopes 1, 2, and 3 emissions, including net zero, global environmental commodities, renewable energy and carbon project development, transportation decarbonization, as well as electric and gas utility voluntary programs. We help develop and deploy impactful climate solutions that make good business sense and advance an equitable transition to the low-carbon future.