The new Software Plus Services Solution meets the rising business challenge to measure, report and reduce the direct and indirect impacts of supply chain operations on energy consumption, carbon emissions and the environment.
The market power of environmentally conscious companies like Walmart, Marks and Spencer and Hewlett Packard is driving suppliers to improve their carbon and energy efficiency performance.
However, this low carbon supply chain agenda contains challenges for both buyers and suppliers. How does one best acquire accurate data for monitoring the energy and carbon embedded in products? And how should companies go about making real sustainable reductions in their environmental impacts?
These challenges are particularly demanding for western brands that source products from Asian suppliers due to factors such as linguistic differences, cultural sensitivities, and varied supplier engagement relationships.
The new software and services offering leverages CarbonSystems’ Enterprise Sustainability Platform (ESP), which provides around-the-clock online access to corporate energy, carbon and environmental data to leading blue chips such as Canon, Balfour Beatty, Deloitte, Fuji Xerox and AkzoNobel.
Now available for the first time in Chinese, ESP is a powerful data capture, tracking and management software platform supporting supply chain collaboration between buyers and suppliers using simple, self-service data collection tools.
“Our partnership with RESET Carbon delivers a unique offering covering data management, consulting, training and project management services that harness local knowledge and language skills,” says CarbonSystems CEO, David Solsky.
RESET provides comprehensive supply chain carbon and management services, ranging from development of supplier engagement strategies for brands, to factory-level energy efficiency assessment, reduction planning and implementation of energy saving projects.
“Our differentiator is our breadth of local language, skills and experience in China and South East Asia. We have been supporting suppliers in China, often in partnership with their leading customers, to drive carbon reductions with energy efficiency solutions,” says RESET’s CEO,Liam Salter.
“While ESP offers buyers and suppliers a powerful tool for managing carbon and energy data, RESET’s on-the-ground services help them realize reductions. We are delighted to be partnering with CarbonSystems, which is a recognised world-leading provider of carbon, energy and environmental management software.”
Efforts to improve supply chain accountability and sustainability are driving leading brands to work more closely with their suppliers to reduce the carbon and energy in their supply chains.
For example, Walmart has been collaborating with its top 200 Chinese suppliers to achieve a 20 per cent energy efficiency gain per unit of productivity by the end of 2012. More than a hundred of these top 200 factories have already demonstrated a 20 per cent plus energy efficiency improvement. (Source: Walmart, 2011 Global Responsibility Report)
H&M has piloted an energy efficiency program with more than ten Chinese factories, supporting them to review the scope for efficiency gains, identify saving solutions and develop action plans. Energy reductions of up to 20 per cent at participating factories have been identified in initial reviews. (Source: H&M, Conscious Action: Sustainability Report 2010).
For more information about the product please contact:
Tracy Pang, RESET Carbon. T. +852 28151999 E: firstname.lastname@example.org
Frances Yeung, RESET Carbon. T. +852 28151999 E: email@example.com