Sealed Air Corporation
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Industrial Goods and Manufacturing
Shravan created a tool for estimating the Scope 3 Greenhouse Gas (GHG) emissions from the customer use phase of Sealed Air Products.
Sealed Air, an industry leader in food packaging, protective packaging and cleaning and hygiene solutions, announced its commitment in 2015 to reduce GHG emissions intensity in its operations by 25% by 2020. Management of Scope 3 emissions, to better assist customers in achieving their sustainability goals and estimating the impact of its products, was also a priority. Sealed Air enlisted EDF Climate Corp fellow Shravan Reddy to evaluate various calculation methods based on the availability and reliability of data as a guide for future sustainability work.
Shravan focused his efforts around evaluating the use-phase of Sealed Air products to calculate Scope 3 emissions. After conducting several interviews with experts to understand the use of the products, he created broader product-group platforms and set off to determine the best way for calculating emissions. Data points such as per product electricity and fuel consumption and annual sales data were collected and put into the model to estimate annual Scope 3 GHG emissions from the use phase for each product platform.
The model will enable Sealed Air to better estimate annual Scope 3 GHG emissions and will help the organization identify the products that have a higher intensity of emissions in the use phase. Moving forward, Sealed Air can focus on these high intensity emissions product categories when addressing their GHG emission reduction goals.