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The case for resource efficiency 
Why business needs to act, and how it can do so 
Alessandro Casoli, Strategy Associate 
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The Carbon Trust 
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The business case for resource efficiency 
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What can businesses do? 
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Case studies 
Agenda 2
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Our mission is to accelerate the move to a sustainable, low carbon economy 
We are independent experts on ...
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We have offices in the UK, China, Mexico, the USA and South Africa and are considering Brazil next 
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We employ our integrated service offering to support clients around the world 
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Our 160 employees work around the world ...
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The Carbon Trust 
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The business case for resource efficiency 
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What can businesses do? 
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Case studies 
Agenda 6
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Source: Grilli and Yang; Pfaffenzeller; World Bank; International Monetary Fund; Organisation for Economic Co-operation...
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Source: Chatham House (2012) 
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This could impact costs and quality… …leading to changes in product/service offerings, processes and location 
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The Carbon Trust 
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The business case for resource efficiency 
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What can businesses do? 
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Case studies 
Agenda 11
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A ‘carbon footprint’ measures the total greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions caused directly and indirectly by a person, orga...
Business Benefits of Footprinting 
Branding/Reputation 
Disclosure 
Efficiency 
Buyer demands 
Industry leadership 
CSR re...
What is needed for a product footprint? 
All stages of supply chain from raw materials to finished goods, plus use and end...
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The Carbon Trust 
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The business case for resource efficiency 
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What can businesses do? 
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Case studies 
Agenda 15
JCB 
Case Study: Product design innovation 
The Carbon Trust worked with JCB to carry out a whole life cycle analysis of J...
DFDS Seaways 
Case Study: Environmental resource reduction strategy 
We identified opportunities with a 19% IRR to reduce ...
Whitbread PLC 
Case Study: Financial and strategic evaluation 
Whitbread engaged the Carbon Trust to help create a Group-l...
BT 
Case Study: Product footprinting 
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Companies that make resource efficiency a core part of their business will reap great rewards 
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Businesses that adapt th...
Alessandro Casoli: Alessandro.Casoli@carbontrust.com 
The Carbon Trust 
4th Floor, Dorset House, 
27-45 Stamford Street, L...
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Oportunidades para el sector privado en el marco de la ecoeficiencia. Casos exitosos alrededor del mundo.

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Oportunidades para el sector privado en el marco de la ecoeficiencia. Casos exitosos alrededor del mundo.
Presentado por Alessandro Casoli, Asociado Estratégico en Política y Mercados - The Carbon Trust.

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Oportunidades para el sector privado en el marco de la ecoeficiencia. Casos exitosos alrededor del mundo.

  1. 1. The case for resource efficiency Why business needs to act, and how it can do so Alessandro Casoli, Strategy Associate 16 September 2014
  2. 2. › The Carbon Trust › The business case for resource efficiency › What can businesses do? › Case studies Agenda 2
  3. 3. Carbon Trust 3 Our mission is to accelerate the move to a sustainable, low carbon economy We are independent experts on carbon reduction and resource efficiency, who reinvest surpluses from group commercial activities into our mission
  4. 4. ? We have offices in the UK, China, Mexico, the USA and South Africa and are considering Brazil next Done projects in/with In country office Considering an office We are also working with international organisations Carbon Trust International Presence Country Key
  5. 5. We employ our integrated service offering to support clients around the world  Our 160 employees work around the world from offices in the UK and China  We fully reinvest our profits into advancing our mission to accelerate the move to a sustainable, low carbon economy Carbon Trust has accelerated sustainable, low carbon development for more than 10 years What we do Advice We advise businesses, governments and the public sector on their opportunities in a sustainable, low carbon economy Footprinting We measure and certify the environmental footprint of organisations, products and services Technology We help develop and deploy low carbon technologies and solutions, from energy efficiency to renewable power What we have achieved Customer cost savings Carbon savings  Helped customers save £5bn  Helped customers save 53.5m tons of C02
  6. 6. › The Carbon Trust › The business case for resource efficiency › What can businesses do? › Case studies Agenda 6
  7. 7. 7 Source: Grilli and Yang; Pfaffenzeller; World Bank; International Monetary Fund; Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development statistics; UN Food and Agriculture Organization; UN Comtrade; Ellen MacArthur Foundation circular economy team Commodity price index, 1900 - 2011 Resource costs and volatility are increasing, eclipsing 20th century productivity gains
  8. 8. 8 Source: Chatham House (2012) Price increases and supply growth for various commodities, 2000-10 Supply response is not keeping up with rising prices
  9. 9. This could impact costs and quality… …leading to changes in product/service offerings, processes and location Source: Carbon Trust Research 9
  10. 10. 0% 10% 20% 30% 40% 50% 60% 70% 80% 90% 100% None of them Rare earth metals Natural resources Waste Oil and Gas Grid Energy Water Carbon emissions What are the priority environmental areas you believe your business needs to be focussed on in order to compete effectively, from the list below? Companies believe carbon, energy, water and waste will be serious business issues Source: 475 telephone interviews with C-Suite executives, conducted in October 2012, from the UK, the USA, Brazil, China and South Korea. Research carried out by VansonBourne.
  11. 11. › The Carbon Trust › The business case for resource efficiency › What can businesses do? › Case studies Agenda 11
  12. 12. › A ‘carbon footprint’ measures the total greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions caused directly and indirectly by a person, organisation, event or product. › The footprint considers all six of the Kyoto Protocol GHGs: › Carbon dioxide (CO2), Methane (CH4), Nitrous oxide (N2O), Hydrofluorocarbons (HFCs) Perfluorocarbons (PFCs), Sulphur hexafluoride (SF6) Carbon/resource footprinting is an effective way of identifying “hotspot” areas in the value chain on which to act › A ‘carbon footprint’ is measured in units (tonnes) of carbon dioxide equivalent (CO2e) › The carbon dioxide equivalent (CO2e) allows the different GHGs to be compared on a like-for-like basis relative to one unit of CO2. › CO2e is calculated by multiplying the emissions of each of the six GHGs by its 100 year global warming potential (GWP). › A ‘resource footprint’ may also quote values for the amount of water (m3) and waste (tonnes) associated with that person, organisation, event or product 12
  13. 13. Business Benefits of Footprinting Branding/Reputation Disclosure Efficiency Buyer demands Industry leadership CSR reporting Positive PR Boost environmental credentials Engaging customers Product differentiation CDP Supply Chain Program Identify areas for eco-design Waste reduction Cost savings Carbon savings Energy savings Optimise supply chain Robust data to consumers
  14. 14. What is needed for a product footprint? All stages of supply chain from raw materials to finished goods, plus use and end- of-life/disposal 14  Aluminium Production  Sugar farming  drink production  Packaging  Transportation  Chilled storage  Refrigeration  Can collection  Recycling or disposal Data collection includes a variety of metrics: • CO2e • Water • Materials • Waste Raw Materials Product Manufacturing Distribution & retail Consumer use Disposal and recycling E.g. For a CocaCola can:
  15. 15. › The Carbon Trust › The business case for resource efficiency › What can businesses do? › Case studies Agenda 15
  16. 16. JCB Case Study: Product design innovation The Carbon Trust worked with JCB to carry out a whole life cycle analysis of JCB’s ‘backhoe loader’. > Carbon Trust developed a lifecycle footprint model that established the carbon and cost impact of detailed engineering component- based design. > This resulted in significant redesign to extend the product life and reduce the use stage impact. Advice was provided on changing of the business model to focus on selling based on total life cycle cost of ownership. > The results of this assessment for the backhoe loader enabled identification of opportunities that are applicable across JCB’s full product portfolio. > The project delivered 20% carbon reduction and annual operational cost savings of £2m. Additionally, 10-30% energy cost savings were identified within key suppliers, worth £10,000 – £120,000 per supplier.
  17. 17. DFDS Seaways Case Study: Environmental resource reduction strategy We identified opportunities with a 19% IRR to reduce DFDS’ environmental impact, in response to the cost, regulation and reputational risks associated environmental issues. Technical opportunities were identified and extensive financial modelling was undertaken to calculate the business case for efficiency action against a baseline footprint in the following areas: › Energy › Transport › Waste › Water › We were able to identify measures which could; › Provide a cost reduction of 35% compared to business as usual projections › Delivering an IRR of 19% and a payback of 4.2 years.
  18. 18. Whitbread PLC Case Study: Financial and strategic evaluation Whitbread engaged the Carbon Trust to help create a Group-level environmental strategy and implementation programme, to include energy, carbon, and water targets up to 2020. > We enabled the client to take the decisive action at Board level to commit the investment (>£4m in 2012 alone) required to bring forward their original 2020 target, (26% relative carbon reduction) > Commit to delivering a 25% relative carbon intensity reduction by 2017. > We also helped the client to develop new targets water targets for 25% reduction by 2017 “We see our sustainability strategy as an opportunity, not a compliance exercise, both in terms of future revenue growth and protecting existing value. The consumer of 2014 is as likely to identify water, waste and depleting resources as carbon when talking about sustainability.” Chris George, Head of Energy and Environment, Whitbread
  19. 19. BT Case Study: Product footprinting > Carried out a ‘hot spot’ analysis to identify major emissions in the life cycles of the three products. > Developed process maps for each product, > Gained understanding the full supply chain > Collected the supplier data needed to build a detailed list of components of materials used. > Developed a climate change procurement standard that applies to all of BT’s suppliers, encouraging suppliers to use energy efficiently and reduce carbon during the production, delivery, use and disposal of products and services > BT has seen a 44% reduction in operational emissions and a 15% reduction in supply chain emissions, along with a 40% reduction in waste to landfill . > BT has decreased operating costs by 14% and boosted EBITDA by 6%. Working with the Carbon Trust, BT set its sights on measuring the full life cycle carbon emissions of three flagship consumer products: BT Home Hub, BT DECT Digital cordless phone and BT Vision set-top box.
  20. 20. Companies that make resource efficiency a core part of their business will reap great rewards › Businesses that adapt their business models through assessing their exposure to resource constraints can identify how to manage the risks and exploit commercial opportunities. › This will improve efficiency, strengthen long-term resilience, and drive business returns. › In our experience of working with clients, resource cost reductions of at least 15% can be achieved while generating attractive returns within compelling payback periods. 20
  21. 21. Alessandro Casoli: Alessandro.Casoli@carbontrust.com The Carbon Trust 4th Floor, Dorset House, 27-45 Stamford Street, London, SE1 9NT Tel: +44 20 7170 7000 21 Thank you!

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