The Business Case for Granular Emission Factors

This white paper explores the benefits of using granular emission factors, laying out three likely scenarios a CPG could face with very different results from using generalized vs. granular emissions data.

What's Inside

As the global focus on climate change intensifies, environmental regulations tighten, and consumer expectations evolve, companies are increasingly leaning into carbon accounting to measure and manage their impact. With this shift, the quality of a company’s carbon emission factors is more critical than ever. 

Many food and beverage companies are using common emission factor databases, delivering generalized data, which can introduce a wide array of risks to their business. Instead of such generalized emission factors, companies using granular emission factors have greater insight into their GHG impact accounting and, consequently, can design more effective carbon reduction strategies. Granularity in this realm can lead to positive business impacts including direct cost reduction, lower costs of capital, and greater sales opportunities. 

About the Author

Christina Lampert

Christina leverages skills such as Lifecycle Assessment, GHG inventory and accounting, and consumer research to build the business case for sustainability and create data-driven marketing strategies for brands looking to increase their incremental sales attributed to sustainability efforts.

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WHITE PAPER

The Business Case for Granular Emission Factors

Many food and beverage companies are using common emission factor databases, delivering generalized data, which can introduce a wide array of risks to their business. Instead of such generalized emission factors, companies using granular emission factors have greater insight into their GHG impact accounting and, consequently, can design more effective carbon reduction strategies.

Granularity in this realm can lead to positive business impacts including direct cost reduction, lower costs of capital, and greater sales opportunities.

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