• Making your net zero claims credible

    In today's corporate landscape, the accuracy and credibility of climate claims are vital. Companies are increasingly setting ambitious climate targets, while the scrutiny around these claims has never been stronger. Misleading or unsubstantiated claims pose a serious risk to the...

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  • VCI on the use of Environmental Attribute Certificates for Scope 3

    In early April, the Science Based Target initiative (SBTi) Board of Trustees released a statement on the use of environmental attribute certificates (EACs) for Scope 3. Reaction was generally mixed across the industry, with some welcoming it as a way...

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  • Net Zero food and agriculture value chain in the making

    The Food and Agriculture sector is directly responsible for close to one quarter of the total global CO2eq emissions. The sector faces increasing pressure to decarbonise, while also needing to transform to feed nearly 10 billion people. Despite increasing action...

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VCI Upcoming events

  • The first Value Chain Intervention Guidance for the Apparel and Footwear sector

    The Value Change Initiative has just published the first Apparel & Footwear  Value Chain Intervention Guidance. This sector-specific addendum to the VCI Guidance 1.1 (2021) provides a common reference for credible implementation, accounting, reporting, and claiming of Interventions. It builds...

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  • VCI launches the third Apparel and Footwear Working Group for a Net Zero fashion industry

    The apparel sector is a $1.5 trillion-dollar industry and expected to continue growing in the coming years. Meanwhile, apparel production is responsible for up to 8% of global carbon emissions, with raw materials constituting as much as two-thirds of an apparel...

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  • How is the Value Change Initiative contributing to a Net Zero value chain?

    Companies need to reach Net Zero by 2050 to remain on a 1.5°C pathway and help alleviate the worst impacts of climate change. Scope 3 emissions are a material part of reaching these targets because depending on the industry, they...

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  • 3 challenges for a Net Zero Apparel & Footwear sector and how to address them

    Apparel and Footwear companies are responsible for 3-8% of total greenhouse gas emissions. Much of this takes place in the value chains, such as in raw material production or weaving, otherwise known as Scope 3 emissions. Reducing these emissions to...

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  • Public consultation underway on Apparel & Footwear Value Chain Interventions Guidance

    VCI is launching a public consultation for the Apparel & Footwear Value Chain Interventions Guidance, the output of the Apparel and Footwear Working Group II  organised in 2023. The publication is a sector-specific addendum to the VCI Guidance 1.1 (2021),...

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  • 4 questions to Organic Valley on joining the VCI Food & Agriculture Working Group

    Kicking off in November 2023, the Value Change Initiative (VCI) is hosting a Food & Agriculture Working Group - bringing together companies from the Food & Agriculture sectors to collectively work on removing barriers to account, report and claim Scope...

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  • Value Change Initiative launches its 4th Food and Agriculture Working Group – Aiming for Net Zero value chains

    Bringing leading agricultural companies and experts together to create & share best practices to deliver on Scope 3 commitments and meet Science Based Targets The Value Change Initiative is pleased to announce it launched its 4th Food & Agriculture Working...

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