Carbon emissions resulting from our corporate value chain are also referred to as Scope 3 emissions. Overall, about 99% of our total GHG emissions are attributable to our corporate value chain emissions.
Objective: Encouraging our suppliers (responsible for 75% of product-related emissions) to set science-based targets by 2024
Since 2021, we have been conducting annual supplier surveys on climate commitment to monitor our suppliers’ progress to set climate targets and identify which ones need support in joining our climate protection journey. The results of 2022 show that strategic suppliers, who are responsible for 22% of our product-related emissions, either have a target in line with the criteria of the Science Based Targets initiative or are committed to set themselves science-based targets within the next two years.
The updated Scope 3 emissions baseline was carried out in 2022 and will be the basis for developing our Zero Carbon roadmap in the future. For this update, ten categories from Scope 3 have been calculated for the ALDI SOUTH Group. As we continue to tackle eliminating our Scope 3 emissions, we can now look to all areas of emissions to ensure effective reduction measures take place. This updated calculation allows us to focus on the most relevant areas of emissions.