Involve your suppliers and decarbonize your purchasing
At the national level, since July 1, 2022, Decree 2022-982 imposes reporting, definition and demonstration obligations on companies for their low-carbon trajectory (transition plan), with immediate application.
The Scope 3 obligation (indirect GHG emissions) for companies with more than 500 people commits to taking into account the “carbon weight” of their purchases, and de facto involves their entire network (subsidiaries, partners, suppliers).
Involve your suppliers in a process to reduce your carbon footprint.
Collect precise emission factors from your suppliers.
Improve your carbon competitiveness©
by choosing your suppliers.
Create a more responsible and economical network
Invite your suppliers to calculate their emission factors for free on the GCI platform
Invite your suppliers in your low-carbon path and customize your information requests for each service and delivery.
Easily integrate all your suppliers on the GCI platform for a shared low-carbon dynamic.
GCI allows for the detailed consideration of all three scopes, not just scopes 1 and 2, which generally represent less than 40% of GHG emissions.
Collect reliable, accurate and selective data from your suppliers
Specific request for emission factors for each product and service, with associated PCF (Product Carbon Footprint) qualification questionnaire, in accordance with ISO 14067 and the GHG Protocol.
If the supplier wants to display total transparency, they can also include the detailed list of components taken into account in the calculation of their emission factor, and communicate it to their customers, or a Trusted Third Party approved by GCI who will guarantee full compliance.
Use of composite emission factors calculated on the CCI platform or, by default, use of reference base factors (Base Carbone, Impacts, Inies, Ecoinvent, Defra, etc.)
Communicate and promote the Carbon competitiveness of your company
Opting for GCI allows you to have an objective vision, and to share your real carbon competitiveness®, taking into account all the GHG emissions of the three mandatory Scopes.
Each buyer must reduce the carbon footprint of their activity to constantly improve the carbon competitiveness® of their company, and also reduce their future carbon tax base.
Suppliers must therefore fully measure and reduce their carbon footprint, to best reduce the "carbon weight" of their offerings, and thus constantly improve their carbon competitiveness®, at the risk of being excluded from a number of calls for offers.
DEVELOP AND SUSTAIN YOUR BUSINESS WITH THE GCI PLATFORM
The next stage
TO DECARBONISE YOUR COMPANY'S PURCHASING
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We answer your questions!
What is decarbonizing purchasing?
Decarbonizing purchasing, also known as "low-carbon purchasing", means committing to practices aimed at reducing the greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions emitted during a company's or public authority's procurement process.
This means that organizations need to calculate the carbon footprint of their products and services, including the activities involved in their production, transport and disposal. The challenge is to minimize this impact by choosing more environmentally sustainable products and suppliers.
The decarbonization of purchasing can include the following solutions:
- Evaluating its business data through a greenhouse gas balance sheet
- Choosing sustainable purchasing
- Working with suppliers who have environmentally-friendly practices
- Involvement in carbon contribution projects.
Decarbonizing purchasing is therefore a genuine strategy to be adopted by companies and local authorities. It is a way of meeting the challenge of reducing greenhouse gas emissions and promoting more sustainable, environmentally-friendly practices throughout the supply chain. And all this with the aim of contributing to the fight against climate change and promoting the transition to a low-carbon economy.
How can I invite my customers and suppliers to the GCI platform?
GCI offers a complete tool for sending invitations and emission factor requests/transmissions.
You can invite your suppliers to the GCI platform to calculate the carbon footprint of all their products. But also transmit your own emission factors to your customers and allow them to measure their carbon impact more precisely.
Is it simple for my suppliers or does it require training?
The platform is suitable for all users, from novices to experts. Thanks to video tutorials, FAQs and methodological guides, your suppliers can easily learn how to calculate the carbon footprint of products without having to undertake specific training on the subject.
What are the benefits for my suppliers?
The benefits are simple:
- Free calculation of the carbon footprint of their products
- Compliance of calculations with ISO 14067
- Direct transmission of the calculated emission factors from the GCI platform to its customers.
Is the GCI platform free for my suppliers?
The tool for calculating the carbon footprint of products is available free of charge to all. Your suppliers can then calculate the emission factor of each product in their catalog.
If they wish to enter into a more complete process of realization of a carbon assessment of their company, they can also do it on the GCI platform for a cost from 450€.
What if my supplier does not fill in the emission factors for their products?
While waiting to get the emission factors of your suppliers' products, you can:
- Use an emission factor from a database provided by GCI (Base Carbone, BEIS ex-UK DEFRA, Ecoinvent, Inies, etc.....)
- Use the Composite Emission Factor tools which allow you to calculate the carbon footprint of your suppliers' products based on information about the components and processes involved in manufacturing the products.