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    NAA Networking Event: How Will Net Zero Impact the Automotive Supply Chain?

    Join us on 24 February for our first physical networking and roundtable event of 2022.

    Held in conjunction with NAA member company, Businesswise Solutions, this event will focus on the impact of Net Zero carbon on the automotive supply chain.

    Hear from a range of speakers including: Paul Jones, NAA CEO, and Adam Baker, Director of Business Development – Businesswise Solutions.

    The focus on the automotive industry’s carbon emissions is no longer solely on the emissions emitted by vehicles on the road. The spotlight is now on the supply chain and the emissions produced by its buildings and operations, manufacturing processes and, transport and logistics of parts and finished vehicles.

    This situation has intensified since the UK announcement from Rishi Sunak during COP26 – that all listed companies will have to release Net Zero plans by 2023 and report annually on their decarbonisation efforts. This means the UK’s biggest organisations, which includes automotive giants, will start paying closer attention to the emissions within their supply chain, ultimately impacting who they do business with.

    What this announcement meant, is that listed companies will be required to report on their targets for reducing greenhouse gas emissions from Scope 1, 2 and crucially Scope 3 emissions. They must also include the detailed steps the company intends to take to achieve those targets.

    Scope 3 emissions are classified as emissions that happen outside of the ‘reporting company’, within upstream and downstream organisations.

    Examples of upstream Scope 3 emissions include emissions created to create any purchased goods and services, emissions created in creating capital goods, and emissions related to the waste generated in operations.

    Examples of downstream Scope 3 emissions include emissions from transport and logistics, emissions created during the use of products sold, and emissions related to the end-of-life treatment of products sold.

    So, with this broad net of Scope 3 emissions, where does this leave you, an organisation within the supply chain to the automotive industry?

    Put simply, an automotive brand’s Scope 3 emissions will include your Scope 1 and 2 emissions. This means you will soon be (if not already) expected to provide detailed carbon intensity data to the brand. But it doesn’t stop there, you will also be expected to disclose specific actions that you are taking to reduce your carbon intensity.

    For many businesses who sit within the automotive supply chain, this will not only be a new challenge but one that cannot be ignored.

    As a manufacturer within the automotive supply chain, the challenges will be around being able to measure energy consumption at a granular level; being able to analyse and break this information down into meaningful statistics and management information; and then being able to communicate this information downstream; all whilst maintaining or reducing the key metrics on carbon intensity whilst other business and industry pressures continue to play their usual role.

    Businesses who are able to get their heads around these challenges will make themselves easier to do business with and ultimately turn the challenge of Carbon Net Zero into an advantage, whilst those who do nothing could find themselves moving to business-critical panic mode. Join the discussion and contribute towards the industry first Net Zero insight report.

    Date:  Thursday 24th February

    Time:  12.00 – 15.00

    Location:  The Energy Centre, Nelson

    Register: Please contact Zoe:

    European Regional Development Fund Northern Powerhouse
    Partners Department for Business Innovation and Skills Finance Birmingham