Supplier Carbon Footprints

Easily access, visualize and compare carbon footprint data for your existing suppliers and alternatives.

Aerial view of trucks supplying goods

Client voices

Scope 3 emissions account for 60% of our total emissions. Having reliable data and working with our suppliers to calculate the carbon footprint of our raw materials is one important lever to assess and manage our supply chain in order to positively impact our Scope 3 emissions and achieve our climate targets.

– Richard Haldimann

Chief Technology and Sustainability Officer, Clariant

Tackling emissions at the source

With growing pressure from customers, shareholders, and regulators for a more sustainable chemical industry, it is essential for companies in the chemicals and plastics value chain to measure and reduce their carbon footprints. However, not all third-party data adequately covers one of the industry’s largest sources of greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions: the supply chain.


GHG emissions related to the procurement of raw materials, together with other “indirect” impacts (known as Scope 3 emissions), can account for up to 80% of a company’s carbon footprint.[1] The first step to mitigating them? Getting reliable, consistent, and comprehensive data on your suppliers’ GHG emissions. Our Supplier Carbon Footprints (SCF) service gives you the tools to do just that.

[1] How 4 leading companies are tackling supply chain emissions (2022) World Economic Forum. Available at:

Total visibility

Carbon Minds has partnered with ICIS, a global source of independent commodity intelligence services, to provide companies in the chemicals supply chain with data to support decision making on the net-zero transition.

Measure and manage Scope 3 emissions

Most goods are manufactured using just a handful of bulk chemicals. Supplier Carbon Footprints gives you access to reliable emissions data for the 71 most common, categorized by region, plant, and supplier. SCF’s user-friendly interface makes it easy to get clear overviews and detailed insights, while allowing for streamlined integration with other workflows. Now, you can compare suppliers, set emissions reduction targets, and manage your environmental impact like never before.

SCF in action

Swipe through the slideshow below to see how the sourcing of the raw materials needed to make polypropylene can affect the environmental impact of the final product.

Good decisions come from good data.

With SCF, you can identify emissions hotspots, uncover lower-impact suppliers, and effectively move toward a more sustainable future thanks to robust, quality-assured data. The SCF methodology complies with ISO 14040, 14044, and 14067 standards and is certified by TÜV Rheinland.

Find your path to net zero.

Contact our partners at ICIS today to learn how SCF can help you target more impactful climate action.