Climate change poses a number of risks to food and agricultural companies that impact their corporate performance and long-term value creation. Land use change (LUC) from commodity crop and subsistence agriculture such as beef, soy, palm oil and cocoa has led to a vast deforestation globally and outsized impact on greenhouse gas emissions (FAO, 2016).
The report “”Measure the Chain: Tools for Assessing GHG Emissions in Agricultural Supply Chains” provides food companies with a variety of tools and information that describe in detail how to better disclose and manage the emissions from their supply chain, also known as Scope 3 emissions. Once food companies have assessed and evaluated their emissions, they are able to use that information to improve disclosure and mitigation of emissions from agriculture, forestry and LUC.
Read the full report here: https://cgspace.cgiar.org/bitstream/handle/10568/98361/Ceres_MeasureTheChain_GHG.pdf