Driving implementation of Scope 3 action at scale.

To make net-zero value chains possible by 2050, we need organizations committed to delivering positive environmental and social impact up and down their value chains. This requires the courage to challenge the status quo, as well as new ways and means to make change happen.

Driven by SustainCERT and Gold Standard, the Value Change Initiative is the only initiative working across sectors with a specific focus on how to account for Scope 3 emissions. We are a consortium of ambitious, committed organisations writing a playbook for positive change.


Net-Zero Value Chains by 2050

Why Scope 3?

In most industries, Scope 3 emissions represent the largest source of a company’s carbon footprint, but also the hardest to manage.

With more clarity on how to account and report on impacts achieved up and down value chains, companies can set and meet more ambitious targets and gain recognition for this leadership, providing more incentives for action and investment.

How we make it work

The challenges of Scope 3 cannot be solved in silos. The Value Change Initiative is a multi-stakeholder forum where every partner has a voice in creating and challenging guidance, so that together we can solve practical challenges, find solutions and set the bar for meaningful Scope 3 action and investments at scale.

The Initiative works with four levels of engagements, all coming together in a governance framework to define strategic mandates, provide a guiding structure and ensure transparent and efficient management.


Originally launched as a programme by Gold Standard – together with WWF, WRI, CDP, Danone, Mars and support from EIT Climate KIC– the Value Change Initiative is now comprised of a broad network of partners who share a conviction that complex problems require collective action.







  • AGI Denim
  • AgriCapture
  • AgSpire Inc.
  • American Forest Foundation
  • Apparel Impact Institute
  • Arbor Day Foundation
  • Arva Intelligence
  • Athian
  • BASF
  • Better Cotton Initiative
  • Carbon Leap
  • Chloris Geospatial
  • Clarmondial
  • Conservation International
  • Cool Farm Alliance
  • Crop Intellect
  • Diageo
  • eAgronom
  • Econscia
  • Environmental Defense Fund
  • Fairtrade International
  • Fibershed
  • Field to Market
  • First Climate
  • Forest Stewardship Council International
  • GHG Protocol
  • Global Dairy Platform
  • Global Fashion Agenda
  • Higg
  • HowGood
  • ISEAL Alliance
  • JOCV Sustainability
  • Marine Stewardship Council
  • McDonald's
  • Native
  • Nature United
  • NCBA Clusa
  • Organic Cotton Accelerator
  • PurProjet
  • Quantis
  • Roundtable on Sustainable Biomaterials
  • SAI Platform
  • Scheffer
  • Science Based Targets Initiative
  • Seqana
  • Soil Capital
  • Solidaridad
  • South Pole
  • Sustainable Apparel Coalition
  • Sustainable Food Lab
  • Syngenta
  • Target
  • Terra Carbon
  • Textile Exchange
  • The Nature Conservancy
  • UN Fashion Industry Charter
  • U.S. Farmers and Ranchers in Action
  • Viresco Solutions
  • Vlinder
  • Windfall Bio
  • Winrock International
  • World Resources Institute
  • WSP
  • WWF