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The Retail Industry Carbon Emissions Blindspot: What's Not Being Counted?

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The Retail Industry Carbon Emissions Blindspot: What’s Not Being Counted?

Decreasing greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions, namely carbon emissions, is not a new goal for retailers. However, many global corporations are struggling to obtain and utilize scope 3 emissions data effectively.

Upcoming mandatory reporting requirements are exposing a lack of accurate, end-to-end emissions data across the entire retail value chain, says Suzi Gulin-Warren, senior client partner at Publicis Sapient.

In 2024, the retail industry will need to invest in measuring their indirect GHG emissions to meet reporting requirements, satisfy shareholders and inform consumers—which won’t be an easy task.

What do retailers need to get there?