Decarbonization of Purchasing

Decarbonization of Purchasing

With the ambition to reduce greenhouse gas emissions by at least 55% by 2030, the EU is imposing on companies a real contract with the planet. This decarbonization is largely in the hands of purchasing departments, and offers many advantages in terms of securing and sustaining supply chains. It remains to choose the right tools to project and manage this low-carbon trajectory, and to convince its suppliers to commit to sharing its benefits, particularly in terms of reducing future taxation.

Three tips before starting your Carbon Footprint

Three tips before starting your Carbon Footprint

Philippe Mangeard, head of the Global Climate Initiatives platform, an intelligent reference platform for establishing carbon and GHG assessments, supports entrepreneurs in their environmental transitions. Because deciding to do a carbon footprint is deciding to engage in a low-carbon strategy that will require the good ideas and efforts of everyone.

GCI - The intelligent and innovative platform

GCI - The intelligent and innovative platform

Global Climate Initiatives has been in existence for more than ten years and has all the tools necessary to identify, calculate and reduce greenhouse gas emissions. 10 years of experience allow us to provide our clients with a carbon forecasting account, a certified carbon balance sheet that can be used against third parties, and consolidation and analysis that allow us to establish ways to improve.

The specificities and intelligence of GCI technology

The specificities and intelligence of GCI technology

Louis Gac, Junior CTO of GCI, demonstrates the technological specificities of the GCI platform, as well as its added value.
Currently, the set of technologies used to develop the GCI platform can be adapted to the constraints of all types of companies, whether they are small or large and in any country. The GCI application relies heavily on crowdsourcing.

The unique GCI method

The unique GCI method

Charlotte Laurent, research and methodology engineer, explains how the GCI platform adapts to different sectors of activity. Indeed, the user has access to questionnaires adapted to his sector, with predetermined questions.
The platform integrates all the emission factor databases as well as the possibility of making composite emission factors.

GCI, a pioneer in 100% digital carbon assessment since 2012

GCI, a pioneer in 100% digital carbon assessment since 2012

A 100% digital calculator, its proven ergonomics and pedagogy allow users with no particular knowledge of carbon accounting to be autonomous in a few hours and to use it 24/7. The platform also provides tools to develop and implement action plans to reduce emissions, as well as contribution/offset programs.

Carbon footprint: the unique GCI method

Carbon footprint: the unique GCI method

Philippe Mangeard, President of GCI, presents the Global Climate Initiatives platform. Today, half a dozen start-ups have launched, which shows that the market has evolved and that today we need to move in this digital direction.
We started ten years ago. Until three years ago, we were the only digital platform to make this kind of proposal.

Our customers testify


Hopscotch | Benoît DESVEAUX

Consulting in digital communication, events, public relations and marketing services.

700 employees | Saint-Emilion (Gironde)

“The solution developed by Global Climate Initiative answers perfectly to one of our major challenges of the moment: “to make accessible to all the GHG assessment”. As part of our progress approach, we have to make precise GHG emissions assessments for our own entities, and for more and more events and campaigns delivered by Hopscotch.

The classic calculators provided free of charge do not allow us to make accurate assessments, nor to draw progress trajectories and we do not have the time and money to rely on experts.

GCI’s digital platform, coupled with its consultants who can be called upon when necessary, is extremely simple and effective.”

Mélanie Delage

INELDEA Laboratories | Mélanie Delage

Design, manufacture and marketing of natural health products

47 employees | Carros (Alpes-Maritimes)

“As part of our CSR approach, we have voluntarily committed to the realization of the Carbon Footprint of INELDEA Laboratories. To help us, we have chosen the GCI platform (Global Climate Initiative) allowing us to centralize all the data necessary for the realization of our assessment.

The realization of a Carbon Footprint is a complex and time-consuming process, and this tool allows us to simplify its deployment by providing forms adapted to different activities, automatic converters of data into GHG emissions, online support and assistance, as well as a complete report allowing us to identify avenues for reduction.

It is a complete tool, easy to use (the data is well structured by theme) and easy to understand thanks to the numerous descriptions of each theme that guide us step by step through the data to be collected.”


Smart Innovation Management | Jean-Christophe Bajoit

Consulting in innovation management and project management

Independent | ST-JEAN-DE-LUZ (Pyrénées-Atlantiques)

“I am a consultant and I support positive impact innovation projects. I adopted the GCI tool to carry out my greenhouse gas emissions assessments for its user-friendliness, simplicity and cost. Indeed, in order to guide the decisions of entrepreneurs towards a low-carbon operational trajectory, it is essential to be able to determine and update simply and quickly the orders of magnitude of the emissions generated not only by their own activities, but also by those of their suppliers, partners, service providers and even their customers!

These scope 3 emissions, too often ignored, represent a significant part of a company’s overall impact. To work on offers, on the choice of stakeholders, on processes, a simple and inexpensive measurement tool is needed, which can become a steering tool. The GCI calculator perfectly meets this objective, which is why I have adopted it and I take advantage of my consulting missions to have it adopted by as many people as possible.

Carbon neutrality only makes sense in a global sense. It does not stop at the limits of the company. The philosophy of the GCI tool is in total adequacy with this vision, allowing everyone, for a derisory amount, to participate in this vital objective.”

Bruno Nebout

Cattin Frères | Bruno NEBOUT

Distribution of energy, animal feed, fertilizers and beverages

5 employees | Lescheraines (Savoie)

“Managing a small business with 5 employees and 4.2 million euros in sales in the distribution of energy, animal feed, fertilizers and beverages, I wanted to determine our carbon impact and implement corrective and reduction measures, as well as measures to offset the GHGs emitted by our activities.

In half a day, I was able to complete the GCI calculation spreadsheet. Then, having received the missing information through GCI’s online support, I was able to complete my carbon footprint the next day!

With this first step, we were able to implement the ACT step by step approach developed by ADEME with the help of certified consultants.

Thus, although we work mainly with fossil fuels, the carbon assessment carried out by GCI and the ACT step-by-step approach developed by ADEME, allows us to consider a diversification towards renewable energies with more serenity.”


Recy'stem-Pro | Emmanuel BEAUREPAIRE

Recovery of selected waste

20 employees | Paris (Ile-de-France)

“Recy’stem-Pro is an operator that assists manufacturers and importers, marketers, in fulfilling their obligations in terms of Extended Producer Responsibility for the management of their end-of-life products (batteries, WEEE, professional furniture waste…)

In order to complete its offer of assistance to its customers, it was natural to offer them a tool for calculating and reducing their CO2 emissions that is both complete and easy to use.

With this objective in mind, Recy’stem-Pro has entered into a partnership with Global Climate Initiatives in order to carry out its GHG assessment independently and to offer this complete service to its customers.

The tool is very practical and should be used by all companies that want to act for the climate!”


Chantier Naval Couach | François BRIN

Construction of ships and floating structures

180 employees | Gujan-Mestras (Gironde)

“There are many reasons why Chantier Naval Couach chose to do its carbon assessment with GCI.

First of all, the simplicity and ergonomics of the digital platform allow for a quick grasp and understanding of scopes 1 and 2, and therefore a quick data entry.

The digital nature of the calculator will also enable a better understanding of scope 3 issues and thus build a more virtuous ecosystem with our upstream and downstream partners.

Finally, and this is not insignificant for SMEs/SMIs coming out of containment, the very competitive cost of GCI reinforced our choice.”

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