ASKUL and boost technologies jointly launch industry-leading initiative to reduce CO2 emissions throughout the supply chain
ASKUL(Head office: Koto-ku, Tokyo; President: Akira Yoshioka) and booost technologies Co. (HQ: Shinagawa-ku, Tokyo, Representative Director: Hironori Aoi, hereafter “boost technologies”) will begin full-scale efforts to reduce Scope 3 emissions by using a CO2 emissions calculation tool in order to reduce CO2 emissions throughout the entire supply chain in the EC business operated by ASKUL from August.
Scope 3 accounts for 99% of the total CO2 emissions at ASKUL, of which 75%, or the majority, comes from purchased products. Therefore, we decided to focus on the CO2 emissions of our products and started by calculating the CO2 emissions of the PB products handled by the ASKUL business. By making the CO2 emissions of products visible, ASKUL and its suppliers will be able to consider specific measures to reduce the CO2 emissions of each product, and customers will be supported in selecting environmentally friendly products.
In this initiative, the supply chain CO2 emissions visualisation tool “boost Supplier” provided by boost technologies will be introduced to efficiently and accurately calculate CO2 emissions, and data collected from suppliers will be used.
In order to reduce CO2 emissions throughout ASKUL’s supply chain, the calculation of CO2 emissions for each product will begin in earnest. At ASKUL, 99% of its CO2 emissions are from Scope 3, of which 75% are from purchased products. Therefore, we will focus on reducing CO2 emissions from the products that account for the majority of CO2 emissions, starting with the PB products handled by the ASKUL business. Visualising the CO2 emissions of products will help ASKUL and its suppliers to consider specific measures to reduce the CO2 emissions of each product, and will support customers in selecting environmentally friendly products and in comparing similar products from an environmental perspective.
In calculating the CO2 emissions of products, ASKUL had to deal with the complexity of requesting, collecting and confirming responses from suppliers, while suppliers had to deal with the time and cost involved in the calculation. This led to the introduction of “boost Supplier”, a supply chain CO2 visualisation tool provided by boost technologies. With “boost Supplier”, each supplier is given an account, and CO2 emissions can be calculated for each product by registering the amount of activity for the materials and processing (manufacturing) that make up the products delivered to ASKUL and selecting the emissions intensity. As well as being able to collect detailed data on each process in the supply chain, it is easy to request responses from suppliers, input responses, check and analyse them, and efficiently calculate CO2 emissions. The data collected from suppliers can be checked on boost GX as the CO2 emissions of the supplier as a whole, leading to improvements in reducing CO2 emissions.