The Challenge of Reducing Scope 3 Emissions: Meaningful Supplier Engagement

Friday, March 6, 2020

8:30am - 9:45am

On average, over 60% of a company’s emissions lie outside its own operation in the value chain. However, due to obstacles surrounding data quality and degree of control, it can be difficult to make meaningful reductions. This session will tackle the challenges of cutting Scope 3 emissions, providing guidance for companies on how to unlock supplier engagement and address science-based target setting.


  • Cynthia Cummis, Director, Private Sector Climate Mitigation, Science Based Target Initiative, World Resources Institute (moderator)
  • Zach Freeze, Senior Director of Strategic Initiatives for Sustainability, Walmart
  • Edward Stones, Senior Business Director of Energy & Climate Change, Dow Inc.
  • Trey Menville, Environmental Sustainability, Mastercard