We collectively innovate to define Best Practice

The Value Change Initiative provides different opportunities for companies to engage – these are all collaborative spaces for members to discuss, learn and share experiences from the field.


Our programmes build on existing best-practice guidance on how to account for emissions in specific Scope 3 categories.

Working Groups

Our working groups provide capacity building and feedback on the applicability of guidance documents to ensure it supports realities from the field and considers sector-specific challenges identified.


Our pilots test the application of guidance at an intervention level to quantify, verify, certify and/or allocate impacts. They lay the foundation for scalable verification approaches and provide best-practice case studies.


Our labs explore specific challenges, for example, recent labs have unpacked Scope 3 accounting and questions around what claims can be credibly made.

Upcoming workstreams

  • Dairy Working Group

    The Dairy Working Group is dedicated to tackling the key challenges in reducing Scope 3 emissions within the dairy sector. It will build on the conclusions from the VCI Food and Agriculture Working Group IV, focusing on developing dairy-specific guidance for Scope 3 accounting.

Ongoing workstreams

  • Corporate Advisory Group

    The Corporate Advisory Group enables companies to strategically shape the Value Change Initiative by participating in five annual sessions to guide its agenda. Members receive quarterly technical consultations to address Scope 3 emission challenges and advance Net Zero goals. Additionally, they join sector-specific Working Groups in the Food & Agriculture or Apparel sectors focused on overcoming barriers to scalable Scope 3 action.

  • Data Lab

    Going beyond carbon: unlock the power of data for climate action, explore challenges and opportunities and develop a holistic approach to climate impact accounting and reporting.

    Take part in co-creating a new addendum on data to achieve climate impact beyond carbon and formulate practical and actionable recommendations to integrate data efforts effectively and scale action.

  • Food & Agriculture Working Group

    The Food and Agriculture sector is directly responsible for around one quarter of the total global CO2eq emissions. Despite increasing action in many areas, the intrinsic complexity of the sector requires further cooperation to catalyse and scale effective solutions. Kicking off in 2023, the Value Change Initiative is hosting a Food & Agriculture Working Group to remove barriers to account, report and claim Scope 3 decarbonisation interventions, and with this accelerate the transition to a Net Zero sector. 

  • Apparel & Footwear Working Group

    The apparel sector is responsible for 3 to 8% of global carbon emissions and they are predicted rise to around 1.3 gigatons by 2030.  

    Join other companies in the Apparel and Footwear sector and collectively develop guidance to tackle Scope 3 emissions. 

Completed workstreams