Reducing scope 3 carbon in the supply chain

Join us to explore how Scope 3 emissions can be more effectively accounted for within complex supply chains.

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Achieving Net Zero Carbon (NZC) in the construction sector is a significant challenge and one which requires collectively exploring the issues and collaborating to find solutions. To facilitate this, CIRIA has launched a new Community of Practice: Driving Net Zero Carbon. This new CIRIA initiative brings together sustainability practitioners from across multiple sectors and disciplines within infrastructure to help the Government drive the pathways to NZC 2050.

The community will hold a series of events and provide integrated resources within what will become a dynamic and useful forum. This new community of practice will examine some of the challenges related to NZC, be responsive to member needs, and aim to catalyse work to provide guidance and embed knowledge.
For more information and to get involved, please contact Andy Moores.

Embedding responsibility for scope 3 emissions in supply chains
Greenhouse gas emissions are categorised in three groups or scopes. Scope 3 includes all other indirect emissions that occur in a company’s supply chain ie purchased goods and services, transportation and distribution, and waste disposal.

This webinar will examine how Scope 3 emissions can be more effectively accounted for within complex supply chains. Clients and Tier 1 contractors have challenging carbon targets which rely on a significant contribution from their suppliers. Industry experts will explore how responsibility for reduction in Scope 3 emissions down supply chains can be achieved.

Contributions for this webinar will be provided by infrastructure clients, T1 contractors and major consultancies, SME contractors, specialist suppliers and procurement experts working for or within government.
Why attend
Discover how your organisation can effectively measure, manage and reduce its
Scope 3 carbon emissions
Improve your understanding of how Net Zero Carbon policies are being developed across the sector
Share and discuss emerging practice where clear guidelines have yet to be determined
Drive and work collectively to enhance tools, where practicable, for delivering pathways to net zero carbon
Earn valuable CPD Who should attend Environment, Sustainability and Carbon leads within the infrastructure sector (transport, housing, development, energy etc) Policy makers and regulators leading on NZC Suppliers contributing to Scope 3 carbon targets Procurement specialists looking to enable NZC through reducing Scope 3 emissions Research community – to disseminate findings and understand needs to enhance research impact When Tuesday 19 October 2021 10:30 - 12:30 Programme 10:30 Welcome and introduction Dr Andy Moores, Research Director, CIRIA Webinar Chair: Dr Katherine Ibbotson PhD FICE, CEnv, Director, Strategic Advisory, WSP UK How can consistent and robust calculations of carbon reduction measures be delivered across multiple suppliers?
10:40 Overview of PAS 2080 scope 3 requirements How can responsibility for reduction in Scope 3 emissions down supply chain be achieved? Maria Manidaki, Principal Water Investment Planning Advisor / Net Zero Lead, Mott MacDonald and Heleni Pantelidou, Associate Director, Arup 10:55 Using tools in procurement to reduce scope 3 emissions in the supply chain Steven Menzies, Head of Procurement & Grants, Zero Waste Scotland
11:10 How is government procurement driving scope 3 emissions? John Welch, Deputy Construction Director, Crown Commercial Service 11:20 MI-ROG – circular economy road map Philip Charles, Associate Director, Climate Change Sustainability Services, AECOM
11:30 Supply chain perspectives
Contractor perspective: Geraint Rowland, Group Environmental Director, Costain Group SME perspective: Eva MacNamara, Associate Director, Expedition 11:50 Interactive discussion and Q&A 12:25 Closing remarks

 Community of Practice members*
 Environment Agency, BEIS, National Highways, Thames Water, Volker
 Wessels, WSP, Zero Waste Scotland and AECOM
 Free to attend 
 CIRIA members**
 £30 + VAT
 £35 + VAT
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19/10/2021 - 19/10/2021

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