CSRD, value chain, and climate: this new tool will help you take action


Temps de lecture : 3-4 minutes

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Many companies want to be more sustainable but don’t know where to start. Others have already taken action but don’t know how to go further. And still, others want to include their value chain in their climate strategy but don’t know how to tackle this challenge.

In this article, we’ll present the reasons behind these difficulties and how a new tool by Tapio, the Maturity Assessment, can help you overcome these challenges and start taking action.



Many companies struggle to take action – here’s why


We’ve all known at least once the inertia that prevents companies from taking action. Here are the reasons.


1. Climate change and the impact of companies are difficult to grasp

Climate change is a complex challenge that requires measures on multiple levels, from energy efficiency to waste management and greenhouse gas reduction. This complexity can scare companies or cause them to focus on the wrong actions, such as offering smartphones with zero-plastic packaging to employees when they don’t need a new one.


2. Companies don’t always have a long-term view of the consequences of climate change

Only companies with a long-term vision will be resilient to climate change. Focusing on financial and short-term goals only isn’t going to give the necessary tools to overcome future challenges.

That’s why, for example, it’s essential to prepare for the Corporate Sustainability Reporting Directive (CSRD) by creating compliant non-financial reports even if you’re not yet concerned by this new European directive.


3. Including the value chain in the transition is fundamental but very complex

According to the new European Sustainable Reporting Standards of the CSRD, companies will have to report on their value chain. This new directive makes it even more essential to include the value chain in your sustainability strategy.

Coordinating sustainable actions with all partners, suppliers, and subcontractors is fundamental but, at the same time, a considerable challenge given the complexity of many companies’ value chains.



How to take action, step by step

If you want to take action, the Maturity Assessment will help you identify the next steps in making your company more resilient to climate change.


1. Evaluate your status and identify the next step

Taking action without knowing where you stand can prove ineffective. The Maturity Assessment will help you assess your current climate maturity and identify the next step in your climate strategy.


2. Do a carbon report (or estimate your carbon footprint)

To be able to work on your sustainability in a targeted way, you need to rely on scientific data. While there are many environmental challenges (biodiversity, water management, waste management, etc.), calculating your greenhouse gas emissions is an excellent way to understand your company’s impact and provide a solid scientific basis for your action plan. To begin with, the Maturity Assessment will give you an estimate of your carbon footprint.



3. Work with your suppliers to reduce your carbon footprint

Emissions linked to the upstream and downstream value chain (scope 3 emissions) account for an average of 70% of a company’s carbon footprint. This makes us realize how important creating a sustainable ecosystem around us is.

You can distribute the Maturity Assessment to your value chain to assess your partners’ climate maturity and identify emission reduction opportunities together.



Collaborating with your ecosystem: a fundamental step towards a successful climate transition


Climate change is a global challenge and requires a global response. Partnerships make us more resilient in climate change and enable us to develop and implement sustainable solutions.

This is why BECI and Tapio have decided to work together to distribute the Maturity Assessment to BECI members. This collaboration strengthens each company’s capacity for action by creating a network of companies committed to climate sustainability.



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