Decarbonization

The push to significantly reduce global CO2 emissions is one of the major challenges of our times. As one of the primary consumers of natural resources, industry can play a central role here. Obvious ways of bringing about reductions include decarbonizing energy supplies and developing more sustainable process designs, using Industry 4.0 or digitalization technologies.

In partnership with ROI-EFESO, companies are already implementing effective solutions with significant results. Current best practice examples include:

Leading Sustainable Transformation: Port of Antwerpen-Brügge
Best of Consulting Award - ROI-EFESO Management Consulting
Case Study

A global supplier for the textile industry sets new standards in the sustainable design of its production facilities. ROI-EFESO accompanies the construction of a new factory in Bangladesh as a sparring partner and identifies together with the client potentials to reduce the use of resources and CO2 emissions as well as to increase workplace attractiveness. The result is a lighthouse factory that serves as a model for other factories of the company in terms of social and ecological sustainability.

Case Study

In order to achieve the sustainability targets it has set itself, an automotive supplier must optimize its more than 70 existing plants worldwide in terms of emissions and resource consumption. Together with the customer, ROI-EESO develops an overarching target picture to evaluate the maturity level and derive a sustainability roadmap for all sites.

Case Study

In order to achieve the self-imposed goal of being climate-neutral by 2050, a manufacturer of basic chemicals has to put its entire business model to the test. ROI-EFESO supported the client with robust scenario planning to develop a sustainability roadmap that enables sustainable growth in a challenging industry environment.

Case Study

A leading automotive manufacturer wants to make its procurement sustainable and measure progress through KPIs. But the goals cannot be achieved via the purchasing side alone - the company needs a company-wide ESG strategy.

Male employee in protective clothing at sustainable chemical company
Case Study

In order to achieve the self-imposed goal of being climate-neutral by 2050, a manufacturer of basic chemicals has to put its entire business model to the test. ROI-EFESO supported the client with robust scenario planning to develop a sustainability roadmap that enables sustainable growth in a challenging industry environment.

The successful decarbonization of industry requires technological innovation, political and regulatory support, and the commitment of stakeholders in business and civil society.

In our experience, solutions to the associated economic, environmental, and social challenges can be found in the following areas:

In most industries, Scope 3 emissions (in the supply chain without own value creation) account for the highest share of the carbon footprint. In the long term, this is where the most effective starting points for achieving decarbonization targets lie, but these also have a longer-term implementation horizon. The main levers for decarbonizing the supply chain are:

 

Supply chain (Scope 3 upstream)

  • Decarbonizing the supply chain requires intensive supplier engagement, in order to gain insights into transparency, and to track actions, as well as share best practices.
  • Global operations footprints are increasingly decided by sustainability criteria, both when it comes to plant siting and sourcing decisions. The ROI-EFESO footprint approach considers sustainability criteria both quantitatively (carbon footprint) and qualitatively (resilience).

Practical tips: Decarbonization in procurement

Use phase and end-of-life (Scope 3 downstream)

  • The environmental footprint of a product is defined during product development. From the use of particular materials - such as the proportion of recyclates or environmentally-friendly materials - to the intelligent energy-saving use concept, there are numerous ways improvements can be made.
  • Disposal at the end of the product’s lifecycle accounts for a significant share of its current CO2 footprint. Ensuring that product designs are easy to disassemble helps ensure a high recycling rate, as well enabling possible refurbishment and reuse.
  • These approaches are must all be considered part of a sustainable product life cycle, in order to achieve the best possible trade-off between cost and sustainability goals, from product conception all the way to eventual reuse.

Best Practice: Designing Scope 3 upstream and downstream

ESG strategy with measurable results

An OEM integrates sustainability KPI into its risk and procurement management


To the Case Study

Decarbonization potential: Achieving zero carbon in the factory

There are already a large number of use cases for reducing scope 1+2 emissions from factories. From self-generated green energy to digitally-optimized energy management: ‘zero carbon’ is the ultimate goal. Happily, the ‘factory of the future’, radically rethinks the entire manufacturing process and associated infrastructures, starting with the initial planning process. The ROI-EFESO Low-Impact Factory Model optimizes all the critical elements that can help contribute towards achieving the zero carbon goal.

BEST PRACTICE: ZERO CARBON

Case Study

A global supplier for the textile industry sets new standards in the sustainable design of its production facilities. ROI-EFESO accompanies the construction of a new factory in Bangladesh as a sparring partner and identifies together with the client potentials to reduce the use of resources and CO2 emissions as well as to increase workplace attractiveness. The result is a lighthouse factory that serves as a model for other factories of the company in terms of social and ecological sustainability.

Case Study

In order to achieve the sustainability targets it has set itself, an automotive supplier must optimize its more than 70 existing plants worldwide in terms of emissions and resource consumption. Together with the customer, ROI-EESO develops an overarching target picture to evaluate the maturity level and derive a sustainability roadmap for all sites.

Case Study

In order to achieve the self-imposed goal of being climate-neutral by 2050, a manufacturer of basic chemicals has to put its entire business model to the test. ROI-EFESO supported the client with robust scenario planning to develop a sustainability roadmap that enables sustainable growth in a challenging industry environment.

Male employee in protective clothing at sustainable chemical company
Case Study

In order to achieve the self-imposed goal of being climate-neutral by 2050, a manufacturer of basic chemicals has to put its entire business model to the test. ROI-EFESO supported the client with robust scenario planning to develop a sustainability roadmap that enables sustainable growth in a challenging industry environment.

CONTACT

Learn more about decarbonizing your value chain. Contact us:

 
Tim Ballenberger

Tim Ballenberger
Program Lead
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Felix Canales

Felix Canales
Expert
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Tel.: +49 89 1215 90-0

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Monika Eglseer

Monika Eglseer
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