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Low carbon strategy

Thanks to climate change, companies are increasingly expected to meet their commitments in terms of reducing their emissions, or even achieving carbon neutrality...

The scientific community has been alerting public opinion since the 1970s about the devastating impact of our activities on the planet's climate. In 2015, 189 countries pledged to contain temperature increases well below 2 ° C above pre-industrial levels. But since then, too little has been committed by States and businesses, while the latest IPCC reports (2021) remind us of the seriousness of the upheavals that are looming.

Our Methodology

Sia Partners offers a three-step approach to support its clients in the development and deployment of an ambitious low-carbon strategy that is relevant to their activities and their overall strategy.

1. IDENTIFY - Measure, analyze and understand the impact of the organization

- Identify and measure all the direct and indirect emissions of the organization and its various entities
- Identify and measure all direct and indirect emissions over the life cycle of the main / all products
- Overview of actions to reduce emissions that are already implemented, and their results
- Compare these different results with the results of competitors (benchmark of climate reports)
- Identify and understand the expectations of investors and extra-financial rating agencies in terms of climate reporting
- Analyze climate risks and opportunities across the entire value chain and across the entire range of products

2. AIM - Define a climate strategy and ambition

- Define the vision and the overall message in line with the overall strategy, culture, history and activities of the organization,
- Define qualitative and quantitative (sub-)objectives (in particular reduction of greenhouse gas emissions) over different time horizons,
- Define priorities to have rapidly an impact,
- Define and mobilize resources: financial, human, organizational (responsibilities, breakdown of objectives, prioritization)
- Analyze the strategies and ambitions of competitors
- Analyze opportunities: low carbon products, services, technologies, etc.

3. ACHIEVE - Concretely deploy the strategy and ensure the achievement of ambitions

- Develop an action plan over different time horizons: (1) first its own emissions, (2) those of its stakeholders, (3) contribute to develop carbon sinks
- Analyze and select the most relevant levers of action (economic modeling, business plan, technical / operational tests)
- Structure the selected actions to ensure the coherence and relevance of the actions to achieve the set objectives: define, classify, prioritize, plan and monitor with quantitative indicators
- Set up regular management and monitoring from operational levels to strategic levels
- Ensure the awareness and training of managers, employees and stakeholders on climate issues, as well as their appropriation of the strategy and action plan

providing an ambitious low carbon strategy for the activities of the company

Our value proposition

The implementation of a low carbon strategy, which can include a commitment to achieve carbon neutrality, has many economic, social and environmental benefits for the organization concerned. Depending on the level of commitment / mobilization of the latter, the added value to seek for our client is more or less important.

 

>> First level of engagement - Engage out of necessity

  • Compliance with regulations
  • Limitation of the consequences of a negative image (denigration or boycott campaigns) or at least of the absence of a positive image on the subject of climate change (competitors more mobilized on the subject)

>> Second level of commitment - Commit to gain in attractiveness and performance

  • Meeting the expectations of customers, employees and stakeholders, who are increasingly aware of climate issues and therefore increasingly demanding
  • New opportunities: creation of new ranges of products, evolution of the organization and the value chain, cost reduction and control, industrial independence, etc.
  • Challenge internal practices and the organization to gain efficiency

>> Third level of engagement - Commit to ensure the adaptability and resilience of the organization

  • Anticipation and mitigation of physical risks (scarcity of resources, disruption of the logistics chain) and of transition risks (political and legal instability, social influence and reputation, market evolution and technological disruptions)
  • Reinforcement of regulations: increase in the carbon price, demand for greater transparency in reporting
  • Challenge internal practices and the organization to gain resilience
develop and deploy an ambitious low carbon strategy