Create sustainable value chains

Beyond the activities of any one organization, solving Scope 3 carbon measurement requires a value chain–oriented approach, because up to 90 percent of an average organization's resource footprint occurs in the value chain—either upstream (through the supply chain) or downstream (in the product use phase) of its own operations. The problem is that most organizations don't currently have access to the data they need to measure their impact in this space. Without data, they can't know the full impact of each supplier in their supply chain or understand the cost and climate impacts of changing suppliers.

Digital technologies from Microsoft and our global ecosystem of partners can help organizations facilitate greater transparency and accountability through their value chain to drive efficiencies, reduce emissions, and design out waste. Microsoft Sustainability Manager helps organizations break down data silos across emissions sources with a publicly available Microsoft Cloud for Sustainability data model, which can be shared with value chain partners to centralize emissions data in a common format.

Pairing that system of record with enterprise resource planning (ERP) systems can enable you to populate data and manage the supply chain in near real time.

Value chain visibility

Get a clear view of your value chain. Digitally connect your supply chains to strengthen collaboration, accountability, and transparency, and reporting. Gain visibility into the activities of your vendors and partners and strengthen upstream and downstream collaboration across value chains. Facilitate transparency about product attributes and emissions activities.

Microsoft Cloud for Sustainability solutions to help you take advantage of this capability:

Partner solutions to help you take advantage of this capability: