Morrisons Launches Supply Chain Decarbonization Software

Morrisons suppliers will be able to measure, track and forecast their operational carbon emissions using new carbon accounting software made available by the supermarket.

The company announced this week that it is offering 400 of its branded suppliers access to the Manufacture 2030 software platform to support its efforts to reduce emissions from its supply chain.

Morrisons own-brand suppliers are encouraged to reduce emissions from the sourcing, manufacturing and transportation of their products, the supermarket said. As such, the new software tool will help suppliers accurately track their emissions and provide expert recommendations, monthly webinars, and peer-to-peer problem solving on how to reduce emissions in a sustainable manner.

Morrisons will fund the use of the program for each of its own-branded suppliers and provide access to more suppliers throughout 2022.

This move is designed to support the supermarket’s commitment to reduce Scope 3 carbon emissions in its supply chain by 30% by 2030.

“We are asking our branded suppliers to join us in the fight against greenhouse gas emissions,” said Steve Butts, manager of business services at Morrisons. “Because Morrisons is ‘vertically integrated’ – we make more than half of the fresh food we sell – we are in a unique position to be able to provide support to the industry. We expect this program to eliminate thousands of tonnes of carbon from our supply chain per year – to make it easier for our customers to reduce their basket footprint. “

The Manufacture 2030 toolkit will focus on operational emissions, energy efficiency, on-site renewable energy production and landfill waste, in addition to resource and cost efficiency measures. All content provided on the platform conforms to the World Wide Fund for Nature’s Best Practice Methodology, the Science Based Target Initiative, and the Waste Resources Action Program’s Best Practice Methodology.

The move comes after Morissons recently advanced its net zero target from 2040 to 2035 and introduced a number of new initiatives to start reducing emissions from its supply chain, such as ensuring that oil from palm and soybeans come without deforestation and work with British ‘net zero’ farmers.

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