Distributors Address Sustainability
Healthcare distributors can work to make the healthcare supply chain more sustainable by targeting greenhouse gas emissions.
- Scope 1 emissions are those that the company directly controls – facility and fleet emissions.
- Scope 2 emissions are from the power that the company consumes, and therefore also within the company’s ability to impact.
- Scope 3 emissions reductions require working collaboratively with upstream and downstream channel partners.
Here’s how each type of emission applies to healthcare distributors.
Upstream / Manufacturing
Product composition and location of sourcing directly impacts emissions.
Energy used to produce the product.
Both the type of packaging and the quantity used play a role in the final environmental impact of a product.
Typically, several different modes of transportation get the product to U.S. shores.
Distributor-Owned Warehouse & Transportation
Electricity Purchased For Operations
Downstream / End User
Emissions associated with product usage.
Disposal of product waste.
Additional Resource: Understand And Measure Your Organization’s Scope 3 Emissions
Download The Sustainability Consortium’s guide to help your company:
- Determine what Scope 3 Emissions to measure
- Learn how to measure them
- Identify what data is needed
- Set your emissions reduction goals