INNO+ value chain
In the project, the value chain of INNO+ was described and the emissions from sources were associated. All the partners (e.g. employees, suppliers, etc.) were identified and their contribution to the GHGs were defined. It was important to identify these sources and obtain relevant data for calculating their emissions.
Calculations and data
To quantify the emissions as well as possible, it was important to have the correct reliable data available. This may affect the scope 3 activities included in the inventory. It is therefore more important to understand the relative size and possibilities of the influence of the different sources. At the beginning of a GHG analysis, it is also important to find the “big fish” (80/20 rule) in an organisation and from there, find out where detailed focus should be over the next years to optimise. Allowing detailed level of data is needed for the different sources.
Results – 1:10
The results showed an annual carbon footprint of around 15800 t of CO2 and most impacts (about 94%) come from the use of sold products (category 11). Apart from the inventory of all scope 3 emissions produced, we also analysed the avoided emissions of implementing our solutions at the animal farm. The results showed that for every kg of CO2 equivalent emission produced, we save 10 kg in the chain. By measuring in this way, we can monitor all the indicators (for example in scope 3) and do something about improving our footprint in those areas. For innovations, it also means we can incorporate our learning in terms of resource and material use to ensure new solutions come with a ‘green label’ based on proven evidence. Of course, now if customers ask us what our GHG footprint is, we can now provide this information.