Scope 3 Emissions Tracking Solution

Scope 3 emissions include all indirect emissions resulting from the activities of a given company but which originate with sources that are outside of the company’s ability to control directly. For instance, a large percentage of Scope 3 emissions related to industrial facilities come from the production and delivery of materials produced by suppliers and other outside parties.

Scope 3 emissions also originate with sources that are much more difficult to monitor and until recently nearly impossible to accurately quantify including things like business travel and waste and byproducts.


Sources of Scope 3 Emissions

Scope 3 emissions encompass both upstream and downstream sources including:

Upstream sources

  • Capital goods
  • Business travel
  • Employee commuting
  • Waste generated by day-to-day operations
  • Purchased goods and services
  • Upstream transportation and distribution
  • And more…

Downstream sources

  • Processing of sold products
  • Disposal of damaged products
  • The use of sold products
  • Franchise activities
  • Emissions related to investments
  • Downstream leased assets
  • And more…

Why the Sudden Emphasis on Scope 3 Emissions?

Until recently, the tracking of Scope 3 emissions such as the ones listed above typically was an ad-hoc process that was vague and imprecise at best. However, with the adoption of Net Zero 2050 and the mandate to reduce greenhouse gas emissions by 68% by 2030, a sense of urgency has enveloped businesses nationwide and Scope 3 emissions can no longer be ignored or given short shrift.


Enter Qflow

A huge part of being able to effectively track Scope 3 emissions is being able to collect accurate GRNs from the various components of your supply chain. This has been a major challenge for most businesses.

Enter Qflow Smart Capture. Qflow Smart Capture enables you to capture GRNs at the gate of your site by way of a photograph and to integrate the resulting information with the rest of your site apps, allowing for quick and effective monitoring of Scope 3 emissions.

Qflow Smart Capture and live audits enable transparency and accountability throughout your supply chain. Your carbon reduction efforts will no longer be hamstrung by incomplete or missing GRNs. Instead, you’ll have a complete picture of where potential carbon emissions – especially Scope 3 emissions – are lurking in your supply chain so that you can eliminate them.

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