‘To successfully decarbonise, you must make sure you are working with the right data from the start of your net zero journey’

That’s the suggestion from Simon Alsbury, Managing Director of Energise, who spoke to future Net Zero News Editor Jonny Bairstow in the second of a series of podcasts titled ‘Counting Carbon’

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In order to successfully decarbonise, it’s vital to make sure you are working with the right data from the start of your net zero journey.

That’s the suggestion from Simon Alsbury, Managing Director of Energise, who spoke to future Net Zero News Editor Jonny Bairstow in the second of a series of podcasts titled ‘Counting Carbon’.

He said: “The fundamental challenge for many organisations is, you kind of need to have a traceability structure behind what you’re doing to make sure you’ve got the data in the first place. There can be a material difference in terms of the quality of data as to whether you’re mapping through the journey of a supply chain, about where that comes from, because if its predominantly overseas and you’re getting it from a non-OECD country for example, you may well find that data quality is much harder to collect.

“It’s important to tackle those data limitations and what it really starts to highlight the importance of at the beginning of the journey for anybody who starts tackling this topic, is that the very start of your supply chain engagement journey has to be to get the data right in the first place because that data is a source of collaboration, you can often improve it together, it’s important for everyone involved – if it’s incorrect you’re going to start making the wrong decisions as you work through the journey.”

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