Global impact of California’s SB 253 and SB 261 Climate Disclosure Rules

California, a global leader in environmental policy, has taken a significant step towards a more sustainable future with the passing of SB 253 and SB 261, also known as the Climate Accountability Package. They present both significant opportunities and considerations for Consumer Packaged Goods companies operating in California. Increased Transparency SB 253, the Climate Corporate […]

Engaging Supply Chains On The Decarbonization Journey

Supply Chain Sustainability Engagement

The global race to net-zero emissions has shone a spotlight on the critical role of supply chains in achieving ambitious sustainability goals. Here at Carbonbright, we understand the complexities businesses face in navigating this evolving landscape. In this blog post, we’ll delve into the importance of supplier engagement for decarbonization, explore key strategies, and provide […]

Prepare for Corporate Sustainability Reporting Directive (CSRD)

The Corporate Sustainability Reporting Directive (CSRD) represents a pivotal moment in the evolution of sustainability reporting within the European Union (EU). With its ambitious mandate to enforce comprehensive reporting standards, the CSRD aims to drive meaningful change in corporate behavior, foster transparency, and bolster investor confidence in sustainable businesses. Understanding the CSRD’s Impact At its […]

Scope 3 Emissions – Primer

scope 3 emissions supply chain

In today’s environmentally-conscious landscape, Consumer Packaged Goods (CPG) businesses are increasingly prioritizing their carbon footprint and sustainability initiatives. Central to this endeavor is the comprehensive understanding and management of Scope 3 emissions, which can contribute up to about 95% of a company’s overall emissions. Building upon established frameworks and practical insights, this guide combines key […]

Scope 1, 2 and 3 Emissions Overview

Scope 1, 2 and 3 Emissions

Have you ever wondered why companies use terms like “Scope 1, 2, and 3” when talking about emissions? It might sound like a bit of code, but it’s not a secret language. It’s a way for companies to understand and measure their impact on the environment. Let’s delve a bit deeper into these scopes and […]

LCA (Life Cycle Assessment): The 4 Stages

According to standards in the ISO 14040 and 14044, an LCA is carried out in four distinct phases. These phases are: The phases are interdependent. This means none of the stages can be complete until the entire study is complete. Stage 1a: Goal At the heart of every LCA lies a clear and concise goal […]

The Power of Digital Platforms in Life Cycle Assessment (LCA) Calculations

Introduction In today’s evolving world, sustainability has become a key focus for all businesses. Life Cycle Assessment (LCA) has emerged as a tool for evaluating the impact of products. As the demand for more sustainable products grows, so does the need for timely and accurate LCAs. In this technological era, digital solutions are proving to […]

What is Life Cycle Assessment (LCA)?

What is a Life Cycle Assessment (LCA)? A Life Cycle Assessment (LCA) measures the environmental impact of a product throughout it’s entire lifecycle. The life cycle is divided into 5 main stages, including: What are the 4 steps of a Life Cycle Assessment? 1. Goal and Scope Definition: Before conducting an LCA, it’s crucial to […]