Companies need to rethink how they operate across their entire value chain to reduce their carbon footprint.
Decarbonization aims at creating a carbon-free global economy through the targeted and technologically enabled reduction of emissions across value chains. Decarbonization techniques encompass a range of solutions including alternatives fuels, electrification, renewable energy, carbon-offset projects, lifecycle assessment processes and sustainable working practices.
Digital technology enables organizations to unlock new ways of understanding and reducing their operational carbon footprints.
As regulatory pressure grows, decarbonizing your operations is no longer an option, it is a necessity. Doing so, however, should not be seen as an additional cost but an opportunity. From accelerating the development of new business models to creating more sustainable products that better serve increasingly environmentally conscious consumers, reducing your whole-chain carbon emissions enables your business to benefit from making a positive difference.
Decarbonizing your business cannot be solved with a single stroke. It is a broad, multifaceted challenge that involves changing multiple processes and collaborating with a wide range of stakeholders. It therefore requires solutions that can provide a holistic and realistic view of company-wide operations, allowing businesses to understand the nature of the challenges, and co-ordinate, test, and implement effective responses.
There are a range of options organizations can take when looking to reduce carbon emissions:
Carbon removal: Carbon can be actively taken from the atmosphere, via a natural approach like reforestation, or a high-tech one like direct air capture.
Electrification and renewable energy: Companies can reduce GHG emissions by increasingly electrifying their operations, powered by green energy sources like renewables or hydrogen.
Carbon offsetting: In the short term, businesses can invest in environmental and decarbonizing projects to balance out their own carbon footprint.
Sustainable business practices: Rethink business-wide working practices to reduce waste and improve efficiencies.
Dassault Sytèmes’ 3DEXPERIENCE® platform — with its ability to create a single, transparent source of truth, and cut across operational siloes — can be a critical tool in helping businesses realize their decarbonization goals.
Accelerate the development of new business opportunities and improve market image by creating greener products for the ever-increasing environmentally conscious customer.
Integrate and trace the application of GHG reduction standards into your product and service’s lifecycle development and across the full value chain.
Analyze then reduce your Scope 3 GHG indirect emissions that occur in your value chain: from the use of goods sold, maintenance and waste reduction to end of life.
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