Simone is currently finishing her MSc in Sustainability and Innovations Management at the University of Graz. Due to her deep interest on sustainable business practices, she is a Working Student at DFGE-Institute for Energy, Ecology and Economy in the field of Supply Chain Management/ Sustainable Supply Chains.
The supplier rating platform EcoVadis has published this year´s Sustainability Risk and Performance Index 2021. The following will provide a short overview on the most important findings of this year’s Risk and Performance Index.
Every life on our planet is dependent on the well-functioning of the marine ecosystem. But water resources and marine ecosystems are endangered. Since businesses emit a large amount of greenhouse gases, they are largely responsible for this heating. To make companies accountable and address the urgent need to protect the water and marine resources, CDP included new water-related questions into its questionnaires.
for relevant greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions that are calculated on a scientific basis. Companies which aim to participate in the initiative are expected to set an ambitious target for reducing their GHG emissions which is in line with the 2°C target of the 2015 Paris Climate Agreement. But setting SBTs is not always an easy task, and many corporations fail at this hurdle.
Until recently, companies have focused on estimating their own operational emissions under Scope 1 and 2. But setting emission reduction targets throughout the complete value chain is increasingly becoming a new business norm to mitigate potential risks and highlight a comprehensive approach towards supply chain partners and suppliers for creating beneficial synergies. So not only direct scope 1 from owned or controlled sources, and indirect scope 2 emissions from the generation of purchased electricity, steam, heating, and cooling consumed by the reporting company, also all other indirect up- and downstream Scope 3 emissions along the value chain, which present a substantial part of a company´s GHG emissions, gain increasingly more attention from businesses.
Die Deadline des diesjährigen CDP Climate Change Programm rückt immer näher mit Ende Juli. Lassen Sie jetzt Ihre Antworten durch den Response Check der DFGE prüfen.
World Environment Day is the United Nations day for encouraging worldwide awareness and action to protect our environment. Since it began in 1974, the event has grown to become a global platform for public outreach. The theme for 2021 is “Ecosystem Restoration”.
Every year on April 22, the World Earth Day is celebrated. This year’s motto „Restore our earth“ aims at emphasizing the potential of natural systems, developing green technologies, and innovative ideas that can revive the world’s ecosystems.
To achieve its targets and align with the company´s vision and mission it is inevitable for an organization to take potential risks and opportunities into consideration. Since companies´ risks are embedded and in context with worldwide risks, topics which are regarded as worldwide pressing issues are at the same time company risks. Recently, the new Global Risks Report 2021 was published and provides an overview and estimation about the most pressing risks (WEF, 2021). To address current risks and recognize opportunities coming from them, the Carbon Disclosure Project (CDP) serves as a tool which supports companies to identify, assess and respond to climate-related risks and opportunities (CDP, 2021).
Steigender Druck zur Erreichung der Pariser Klimaziele Aufgrund steigender staatlicher Regulierungen sehen sich Unternehmen und ihre gesamte Lieferkette zunehmend gefordert, ihre Klimaziele mit den 2015 im Rahmen des Paris Agreements (COP21) beschlossenen Zielen in Einklang zu bringen. Dabei wurde das Ziel vereinbart, die globale Erwärmung auf 1,5°C oder 2°C im Vergleich zu vorindustriellen Zeiten zu…
Eine von Erstausstattern getriebene Nachfrage Automobilhersteller sehen sich zunehmend steigendem Druck gegenüber, die Emissionen ihrer hergestellten Fahrzeuge zu reduzieren, da sich rund 12% der gesamten EU-weiten CO2-Emissionen auf PKWs zurückführen lassen. Ziel der Unternehmen sollte sein, in Teilen oder im Gesamten die Klimaneutralität zu erreichen. Vor dem Hintergrund dieses wachsenden Drucks steht eine seit 2015…