Effective Decarbonization in Industrial Supply Chains with carbmee database (carbmee DB)

Navigating the complexities of industrial decarbonization requires robust tools that can provide clear and actionable data. This blog explores how carbmee DB empowers companies to make informed decisions and accelerate their journey towards net-zero emissions.

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The Essential Role of Databases in Decarbonization Efforts

To accurately calculate and reduce Scope 3 emissions, companies must access reliable emission data. It is with detailed and accurate carbon data that companies can identify emission hotspots and develop effective mitigation strategies. 

Comprehensive environmental databases, such as those provided by carbmees partner ecoinvent, are therefore crucial for collecting carbon data along the supply chain and supporting decarbonization strategies. These databases offer baseline values that enable companies to assess their Scope 3 emissions. 

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Understanding emissions for complex Bill of Materials (BOM) or Tier 1 automotive parts is difficult with existing databases. This is mostly due to the complexity of global supply chains, which makes tracing the origins and production processes of every component difficult. These components often contain a diverse array of materials, including rare earth elements and specialty alloys, complicating the quantification of their environmental impacts due to varied extraction and processing methods. 

carbmee DB is specifically designed to meet these challenges and provide pre-built datasets and more granular data where needed, so industrial companies can thoroughly and easily access accurate emission data for all their materials and identify significant reduction opportunities.

carbmee DB: better data where it is most impactful

Developed in partnership with industry leaders, the carbmee database enhances existing resources with supplier-specific data. It features a higher geographical resolution that spans all countries, allowing for precise evaluations of potential suppliers' emission levels without the need for extensive data collection. Additionally, the carbmee database provides pre-built datasets for complex BOM parts, such as electronics or automotive components, allowing companies to easily break down SKU-level into LCA key components. 

These pre-built datasets also dramatically reduce the effort for suppliers to provide emission data. With carbmee DB, the process of acquiring the required, accurate primary data is simplified and sped up, allowing carbmee customers to only focus on hotspots, instead of the entire supply chain.

Benefits of using carbmee DB:

  • Simplifies Primary Data Collection: Reduces the workload on suppliers by providing tailored datasets, thereby simplifying the data collection process and enhancing data accuracy on product-level.

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  • Accurate LCA-breakdowns on SKU-level: Delivers in-depth LCA details for all materials at the SKU- level, enabling precise environmental impact assessments without relying on industry averages.
  • Enhances Strategic Decisions:  Supports informed decisions in sourcing, supply chain management, and eco-design, eliminating the need for extensive supplier questionnaires.

carbmee DB provides a critical tool for industries looking to navigate the complexities of carbon management and decarbonization. By offering high-resolution geographical data and industry-specific datasets, it enables more accurate and efficient environmental assessments. These capabilities allow companies to identify emission reduction opportunities more effectively and make informed decisions without extensive data collection from suppliers. Ultimately, carbmee DB aids industrial businesses in aligning their decarbonization efforts with both regulatory requirements and company objectives, supporting a more strategic approach to achieving net-zero emissions.

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