Science Based Tools
Understand how to reduce Scope 3 emissions, biodiversity loss and pollution along your supply chain.
Standardize and certify the qualitative and quantitative value and volume of Greenhouse Gas (carbon dioxide, methane, and nitrous oxide) and/or equivalent compounds avoided or sequestered.
Determine the expected range of emissions from different sectors in your supply chain. Establish scientifically based algorithms and/or protocols that can be implemented to standardize GHG emissions and sequestration.
Contribute to a scientifically based protocol for the assessment and potential of greenhouse gas emission by a range of management practices. Evaluate emission rates of various greenhouse gases from electronics you purchase and dispose of by comparing different suppliers.
For example, extracting the metals used to power electronics creates emissions. Algorithms can substantiate claims of a substantial reduction in embedded emissions from your electronics inventory, provided you choose a supplier who relies on electro extraction as opposed to carbon intensive high pressure acid leaching.
The use of critical minerals to manufacture electronics and electricals is related to the emission of pollutants into the atmosphere and biodiversity loss. Today, there are approximately 1 million animal and plant species at risk of extinction, many of which can disappear within years, not decades.
One potential method is to perform a cluster analysis. An agglomerative algorithm can extract from the data similar objects before merging them into groups. Another option is to match satellite images to the known emissions data. Matching allows us to predict accurate emissions from images.