As an official measurement partner, TSC leads Scope 3 data collection from participating Walmart suppliers. Scope 3 emissions are indirect emissions occurring upstream and downstream in the value chain of a product and may compromise as much as 90% of a company’s total emissions.
TSC is currently working with Walmart suppliers on innovation projects that make step-change improvements in their carbon footprint. Walmart is working with TSC to reduce emissions from upstream and downstream sources by one billion tons (a “gigaton”) by 2030.
TSC is working on the measurement advisory committee alongside World Wildlife Fund (WWF), the Environmental Defense Fund (EDF) and fellow measurement partner, the Carbon Disclosure Project (CDP), on topics spanning energy, agriculture, waste, packaging, deforestation and product use and design. The committee supports methodology development and resolve cross-cutting issues.
TSC powers Walmart’s Sustainability Index through the development of our key performance indicators. In 2017, TSC will establish the tracking mechanisms for Project Gigaton that will sit alongside the Walmart Sustainability Index and will be used for the first time later this year in the fall.