Decarbonization Roadmap Toward Net Zero

Improve your ESG rating by understanding decarbonization, tackling your value chain (scope 3) impacts and advancing toward a net-zero emissions business model.

Gain Control Over Your Scope 3 Emissions and Progress on Your Decarbonization Journey

The climate crisis, combined with political, social and economic pressure, has forced companies to disclose their product and corporate carbon footprints and to aim for drastic emissions reduction targets in line with the latest environmental science as defined in the U.N.’s Paris Agreement (to limit the global temperature increase to 1.5°C (2.7°F) by mid-century).

The transformation toward a low-carbon economy and net zero is challenging,  especially when there is a lack of reliable emissions data, an unwillingness of suppliers to provide their specific product carbon footprints, a variety of different decarbonization concepts and approaches and a lack of internal commitment within an organization.

Whether your organization is just starting its decarbonization initiatives or you are seeking support to achieve transparency in your value chain (scope 3) emissions and advance your strategy, our sustainability consultants can help you along your decarbonization pathway with

Sphera’s Holistic Approach
to Decarbonization and Net Zero


Tackle the Scope 3 Challenge and Get Your Value Chain Emissions Under Control

Depending on industry, the value chain emissions can comprise of up to 80% of your company’s overall environmental impact and play an important role in a robust science-based decarbonization strategy toward net zero. But since these emissions are not under your company’s direct control, they are difficult to assess.

If the scope 3 emissions are not quantified in the right way based on reliable industry-based data or are not considered at all, it could result in financial risks, high capital costs, reputational damage due to green-washing or even loss of your “license to operate.”

Get your value chain emissions under control with Sphera’s tailored offering for scope 3 assessment. We believe in the power of the data-driven decisions. So, we use primary industry-based emissions data from the world’s largest emissions factor database to deliver you valuable insights into your company’s value chain: as detailed as necessary, as efficient as possible. You decide which stage you should reach:

Initial Scope 3 Screening
  • Identification of relevant scope 3 categories.
  • Initial emissions screening along the value chain.
  • Definition of potential hotspots that require more detailed analysis.


Scope 3 Quantification
  • Based on primary industry emissions data from Sphera’s Scope 3 Database.
  • Calculation of scope 3 Corporate Carbon Footprint (CCF).
  • Product Carbon Footprint (PCF) portfolio overview.
  • Data collection for energy consumption, number of products per period and site, purchased parts.


Scope 3 Automation
  • Automated generation of Life Cycle Assessments (LCAs) or PCFs for the entire product portfolio.
  • Detailed identification of the emissions sources.
  • Mapping of PCFs against climate goals.
  • Dashboard for portfolio analysis and identification of hotspot products.
  • Progress tracking against emission reduction goals, assessing distance to net-zero emissions target.


Benefit From Our Net Zero Expertise

Understand Insights

Deepen Knowledge – First Screening – Define Action Plan

Together with our sustainability experts, learn more about decarbonization and net zero by assessing your current activities and identifying the most urgent, actionable issues, clarifying next steps along your organization’s decarbonization journey.

  • Get a clear perspective on decarbonization goals and relevant standards: Science Based Targets (SBTs), science-based net-zero targets, CDP, Taskforce on Climate-related Financial Disclosures (TCFD).
  • Understand boundaries: scope of activities and carbon reduction versus carbon removals.
  • Profit from industry-specific insights and best practice examples.

Assess Status Quo

Assess Scope 1 & 2 Emissions – Quantify Scope 3 Emissions – Get Access to Data – Utilize Tools

To define where your decarbonization journey is headed, you first need to understand where you currently stand. Establish your baseline by assessing emissions that are under your direct scope of influence (scope 1 and scope 2) and by quantifying your value chain (scope 3) emissions based on reliable industry-based data. Increase efficiency and reduce calculation errors by implementing professional software solutions to calculate the carbon footprint of your product portfolio.

  • Discover emission hotspots throughout your entire value chain and identify the “low-hanging fruits,” areas with easy-to-reduce emissions.
  • Recognize focus areas in your value chain for a more profound analysis and long-term improvement activities.
  • Spot knowledge gaps in terms of data accuracy and availability within your business.
  • Underline marketing statements with robust data and transparency.
  • Serve your customers’ requests for the carbon footprint data of your products.

Advance Toward Net Zero

Develop a Data-driven Decarbonization Strategy – Focus on Reduction – Evaluate Compensation – Monitor your Progress

Consider your baseline to develop a decarbonization strategy and set a science-based emissions reduction target tailored to your specific business. Define focus areas for emissions reductions and evaluate suitable compensation measures, while keeping in mind the cost of different decarbonization options. Establish software solutions to enable cost efficient and robust carbon management and recognize gaps to improve data availability and accuracy.

  • Reduce environmental risk while simultaneously enhancing your brand by committing to a robust and ambitious emissions reduction target and developing a tailored trajectory toward net zero.
  • Improve your business model with respect to emission sources, quick-wins and long-term focus areas.
  • Succeed sustainably and work on real progress by using data and facts for decision making.
  • Measure your progress with automated carbon footprint solutions integrated into your enterprise systems.

Sector-Specific Consulting Expertise

Mitigate the climate-related risks and achieve net zero with Sphera’s sector-specific sustainability consulting expertise, combined with:

Corporate Sustainability Software

Award-winning Corporate Sustainability Software to track and manage your corporate carbon footprint emissions.

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Product Sustainability Software

Leading Product Sustainability Software tools to assess your product carbon footprint and gain insights into your value chain.

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Life Cycle Assessment (LCA) Data

The most sophisticated Sphera’s Life Cycle Assessment (LCA) database globally, providing the most up-to-date CO2 emission factors needed to analyze your baseline.

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Latest Resources on Decarbonization and Net Zero

The Missing Piece of the Net-Zero Puzzle


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