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Just 6 in 10 (59%) supply chain managers believe their business will hit the UK’s 2050 net zero target, according to a survey by CIPS of 318 UK supply chain managers. It found despite much of the UK’s carbon footprint being generated in supply chains, one in five (19%) supply chain managers were not involved at all in sustainability planning. A further 43% were only lightly involved and a fifth (18%) said they were unaware of any corporate sustainability strategy. The survey found half (48%) did not believe their organisation was transparent enough with consumers, clients and regulators about sustainability.

However, 53% had begun taking sustainability into account when choosing suppliers and 36% had redesigned products to cut waste, increase use of recyclables, or introduce more sustainable materials. Read more here.

And ahead of the COP26 the World Green Building Council (WorldGBC) has updated its Net Zero Carbon Buildings Commitment to include new requirements for addressing embodied emissions and published best practice for carbon offsetting for the built environment. In addition to the Commitment requiring all building assets within direct control to account for all operational carbon emissions (released from the energy used to heat, light, cool and power them) by 2030, from 1st January 2023 businesses and organisations will also be required to:

  • Account for whole lifecycle impact of all new buildings and major renovations by mandating they are built to be highly efficient, powered by renewables, with maximum reductions in embodied carbon and compensation of all residual upfront emissions.
  • Track and report business activities that influence the indirect reduction of whole life carbon emissions.

Read more here.

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