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Event: Calculating emissions from transportation and distribution

February 20, 2023

These emissions arise from third-party transportation of goods you purchase, own, or sell.

Highway on ramp meant to signify emissions from transportation

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Calculating your organization's transportation and distribution emissions is essential to understanding your organization's scope 3 carbon footprint. These emissions arise from third-party transportation of goods you purchase, own, or sell. They also include storing products in third-party warehouses, distribution centers, and retail facilities. Importantly, they include shipping of your goods even when another party procures it.

One of the best ways to calculate these emissions is the distance-based method. However, for companies with a lot of shipping needs, it can be tedious to calculate the distance for each shipment. Sustain.Life’s new feature performs this calculation in one fell swoop. In cases where you don’t have origin and destination data, Sustain.Life can calculate a spend-based emissions value for you. Lastly, this feature can also fill data gaps when you don’t have downstream data.

During this webinar, our team will walk you through the Greenhouse Gas Protocol’s emissions categories of upstream and downstream transportation and distribution emissions. They will also provide a brief demo of this feature.

Who should attend:

  • Organizations that utilize a significant amount of third-party shipping, self-procured or procured by another party
  • Organizations that store goods in third party warehouses

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The takeaway

Learn how you can calculate your scope 3 emissions related to transportation and distribution.