The Purchasing Department of the British Telecom giant BT takes more than 6,000 factories in the obligation to get involved in reducing CO2 emissions. Munich/Greifenberg, March 22, 2011 the new “procurement policy” 1 of the large group British Telecom (BT) sets a clear signal. Companies need to get not only their own CO2 emissions under control and reduce, must take over responsibility for the so-called Scope3 also 2 emissions, caused for example by deliveries to and from the manufacturer. The adjacent supply chain suppliers and logistics companies are therefore invited to document their emissions and to point out how they can contribute to the reduction of greenhouse gas emissions. Will this clear commitment to the environmental standards of the respective customer’s increasingly condition for a sustainable ecological as well as economic partnership. “BT in the wake of the new purchasing system suppliers prompts, insight into its climate change policy” to grant and the CO2 Emissions to measure, to document and to reduce.
The to be translated through currency”for this is the carbon footprint, the communication of a specific CO2 of equivalent value. This value is considered base for the achievement of all activities used to CO2 reduction. Only on the basis of measurable and valid basis, reduction potentials can be reasonable estimate, and control. So, for example companies which are so far not even looked around this topic, can achieve savings of up to 5% without major efforts. But this requires first of all just determining the carbon footprints. The calculation of the carbon footprint, to represent if all in the greenhouse covers gas log required areas (scopes), a time – and cost-consuming project. Worse that the carbon footprint is a fuzzy size, never so one hundred percent may be correct,: no company is located at a set time at idle and even in the most detailed investigation must be acting with valid estimates.