ENDS conference debates supply chain carbon cuts

Businesses discuss ways and means of measuring, reporting and reducing greenhouse emissions

More and more companies are interested in measuring, reporting and reducing carbon emissions internally and across their supply chains, even without regulatory pressure to do so, delegates at an ENDS conference in Brussels heard on Tuesday.

For large retailers such as Wal-Mart the supply chain generates around thirty times the company's own emissions. Any decision to push suppliers on carbon performance can have far-reaching consequences for the climate, said Nigel Topping of the Carbon disclosure project (EED 25/09/07).

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