Climate positive

Measure and monitor land-based emission reductions and removals with confidence.

River flowing through forest, representing climate-positive supply chain decarbonisation challenges and solutions.

The challenge

Active supply-chain decarbonization is becoming a license to operate for businesses. Customer, regulatory, and investor scrutiny will increase significantly in the coming years, putting underperformance into the public spotlight.

Land-based (Scope 3) emissions for agricultural raw materials sourcing can account for 80-90 percent of your overall climate impact. Hence, decarbonization presents huge opportunities for making your business climate positive.

Unfortunately, Businesses making ‘net zero’ claims and investing in carbon offsets are under attack from greenwashing claims. Risking serious fines. Setting and meeting GHG Protocol, SBTi FLAG and other targets is complex and overwhelming. The vast majority of businesses is not able to measure the data required:

  • As a buyer, the majority of emissions lie beyond your operational boundaries, necessitating a collaborative approach to data
  • Suppliers and buyers are numerous across multi-tiered value chains
  • Typical use of inaccurate default values instead of measurement can lead to unnecessary overestimation of your emissions by up to 60-70%

Overall, rules remain unclear and carbon -accounting and tracking practices are not transparent. The need to work collaboratively with buyers and suppliers to exchange data and the difficulty of keeping stakeholders engaged in a complex, multiyear change effort presents a clear headache.

The solution

Don’t risk losing your edge on competitors, market access and reputational damage.

Use our measured primary data. Boost your competitive edge and stand out to buyers. Make an apples-to-apples comparison of your suppliers.

No more overreliance on inaccurate default values from literature and overly coarse models. No more industry averages, factors, and vague assumptions…

Satelligence stands out as a leading provider of trustworthy data on land-based emission reductions and removals. This is made possible by utilizing the most robust and consistent traceability data, coupled with comprehensive information on carbon stock change, and reliable support.

Uncover commodity-specific emissions and removals – Satelligence is the only provider with accurate regional to global palm oil, cocoa, soy, coconut etc. planted commodity layers. Using actual supply chain traceability data, get visibility into where exactly raw materials are being produced.

As we map and measure at the source with 100% supply chain coverage, our solution drives higher integrity reporting and analysis, which is key to building trust in a growing and complex sector.

Unlock complete supply chain-wide measurement and insights – Satelligence’s large partner and client network offers the strong foundation for the essential collaboration and partnering needed to build mutual trust and emission-data-sharing networks. Enabling complete accounting.

Leverage 40 years of annual data at farm- level detail. Globally – Employing our top-notch spatially explicit Scope-3 Land Use Change Emission Factors, you can precisely measure and report CO2 emissions and removals on a per-farm basis. Access highly granular global maps showcasing crop distribution and land use change in specific locations.

Shield yourself from greenwashing allegations – Using our data to authenticate sustainability assertions. Meet your Greenhouse Gas Emissions (GHG) reporting obligations under the Corporate Sustainability Reporting Directive (CSRD) with science-based and audit-ready reports.

Take informed action – Uncover commercial opportunities: where to reap carbon finance benefits? Where to help boost farmers living income? Gain a clearer picture of your carbon footprint and plan effective reduction strategies. Take greater control over your strategies to meet or exceed increasingly complex and ambitious reporting requirements, stakeholder expectations, and emissions reduction targets.

Step 1

Readiness assessment

We assist you in comprehending and mapping the risks and opportunities associated with land-based emissions and removals. Leveraging our carbon data and commodity layers, we apply a robust statistical approach at the regional to national jurisdictional level.

Insights are commodity-specific and valid at the level of entire countries or sourcing landscapes, i.e. at the jurisdictional level.

Best practice guidance defines this step as ‘statistical Land Use Change‘ (sLUC).

Step 2

Supply chain assessment

Working continuously to achieve more complete traceability, we use a plot level approach to measurement.

Insights are commodity-specific and valid at the level of supplier parent companies and up to each individual farm or plantation.

Best practice guidance defines this step as ‘direct Land Use Change‘ (dLUC)

Entirely compliant with GHG protocol and SBTI FLAG, our carefully crafted spatially explicit insights include:

  • Above Ground Biomass
  • Below Ground Biomass
  • Soil Organic Matter
  • Dead Organic Matter

Differentiating emission data by production area or supplier

Upstream Scope 3 emissions can be significantly improved simply by choosing suppliers of lower-carbon materials – which can often provide equivalent supplies at 30 percent lower emissions per unit*.

*McKinsey research

Step 3

Risk mitigation

Reporting must be done yearly. Make sure to monitor on an ongoing basis, and detect any sequestration, losses from fires, encroachment and other threats. Always up to date.

In addition to entire supply chains, we monitor specific geographies and projects. Globally. Daily. Providing ongoing Monitoring Reporting and Verification assurance.

One example is Acorn, the smallholder carbon marketplace launched by Microsoft and Rabobank.

Helpdesk and strategic advice

We’ll guide you through your sustainability journey and provide support and strategic advice on multiple levels.

  • Guidance on implementing sustainable business models with the help of supply chain monitoring.
  • Support with procurement decisions by screening all suppliers in the industry.
  • Support in engaging with suppliers, buyers and other stakeholders.
  • Automated tracking of grievances and progress reports.
  • Web training for capacity building.
  • Strategic advice on how to integrate monitoring into your workflows.
  • Strategic advice on forest and supply chain monitoring to CGF, POCG, WCF, RTRS, IDH, GPI, Norwegian Government, Netherlands Government, etc.
  • Help with raising ESG performance and supplier standards at the group level.

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