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Consumer Packaged Goods
Goals/Targets, Supply Chain
Shivani Talati developed a Scope 3 GHG Inventory across the entire value chain including agri-emissions and identification of mitigation strategies.
ITC, a diversified conglomerate with businesses spanning FMCG, hotels, packaging, paperboards and specialty papers, and agri-business, enlisted EDF Climate Corps fellow Shivani Talati to develop Scope 3 GHG Inventory across the entire value chain including agri-emissions. The project entailed developing practical tools for estimating various scope 3 emission categories including agriculture emissions from key crops. Shivani’s work will contribute to development of ITC’s Net Zero pathway.
Shivani’s project involved developing a comprehensive understanding of ITC’s value chain and developing a monitoring framework for scope 3 emissions including relevant estimation tools. Based on her analysis and review of available international standards and protocols, Shivani developed comprehensive tools that covered 11 of the 15 scope 3 emission categories specified by the GHG protocol.
Shivani's major contribution was towards development of a tool for estimating agriculture emissions from key commodities covering activities like energy consumption, soil preparation, livestock, and waste at the farm. She also developed a framework for farm-level data collection with potential for future integration into a mobile-based tool.
Her work also focused on estimating emissions from purchased/capital goods and waste related emissions in the value chain.
Agri value chains are the backbone of most of ITC’s businesses and mitigation of agri emissions will be central to ITC’s Net Zero plan. Shivani’s work will enable identification of emission hotspots in the agriculture value chain and further development of farm-level mitigation plans that are region and crop specific. Shivani also identified the potential of several mitigation strategies like use of renewable energy-based irrigation, mulching, and reducing use of chemical fertilizers. These strategies can have a significant impact on reducing emissions as well as enhancing soil organic carbon.