How Can Technology Provide the Tools To Meet the Future Demands of Sustainable Supply Chains?

How Can Technology Provide the Tools To Meet the Future Demands of Sustainable Supply Chains?

By Christine Horton
Supply Chain infograph
photo of Anita Varshney, global VP, strategy SAP S/4HANA sustainability

Thursday, July 28, 2022 - 10:20am

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Sorting out Scope 3 emissions

Tackling Scope 3 emissions, which include all indirect emissions that occur in a company’s value chain, can be one of the biggest challenges for any organisation. Anita Varshney, global VP, strategy SAP S/4HANA sustainability, says customers increasingly want to collaborate on bringing greater transparency to Scope 3 greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions.

“Our goal is to support our customers’ climate ambitions by looking at data availability and quality, allowing them to share and exchange this data in a trusted way with their ecosystem, across their value chains.

“We are progressively shaping our Carbon Data Networks strategy, bringing together programmes which aim to harmonise emissions requirements across a range of bodies and groups, including the automotive alliance Catena-X, WBCSD, GBA, the CEO Alliance and more, to align strategic directions, collaborate on industry best practice, and provide guidance to drive a joint approach to define and share data.”

Trust in data

Underpinning all the tools and technologies – and key to ensuring an optimised and sustainable supply chain – remains clean and reliable data. This means deploying an end-to-end ERP system is crucial.

Additionally, an ERP system can reduce the data footprint of a supply chain, driving sustainability benefits from both a risk and energy consumption perspective due to reduced carbon emissions from running servers.

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