With the Ambition 2039, Mercedes-Benz committed themselves to become a carbon-neutral* company by 2039 along their entire value chain. Hence Mercedes-Benz is not only taking responsibility for emissions that occur when using their vehicles, but also for emissions that occur when producing the vehicle. A huge proportion of these emissions do not occur at Mercedes-Benz locations, but in its supply chain. To derive a realistic, yet ambitious decarbonization strategy, gaining transparency about emissions hotspots in the supply chain and quantifying possible reduction measures, is crucial. Mercedes-Benz therefore decided to use Sphera’s consulting services and their detailed life cycle assessment (LCA) models and supply chain knowledge to fill this gap.
*include all greenhouse gases according to the Greenhouse Gas Protocol that are converted in CO2-equivelents.
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Sphera’s Sustainability Consulting Services
Sphera’s Sustainability Consulting services enable companies to build business value from sustainability, gain new investments and future-proof their businesses b:
- Providing insight into the concepts behind decarbonization and net zero
- Helping organizations to assess their status quo
- Developing a decarbonization roadmap suitable for a specific business model
“Sphera’s sophisticated supply chain LCA models and their extensive supply chain understanding helped us gain transparency in our supply chain. Quantifying decarbonization pathways for our main materials was the missing piece of our corporate decarbonization strategy.”
Dr. Klaus Ruhland, Sustainability, Corporate Environmental Protection and Energy Management, Mercedes-Benz AG