Supply chain greenhouse gas emissions are the GHGs emitted during the phases of production and shipping that are outside the boundary of your organization. For this reason, these emission are classified as Scope 3 emissions. Although there are no greenhouse gas regulations that require accounting of supply chain emissions, there are several important reasons why companies are deciding to conduct supply chain GHG emissions inventories and create carbon reduction strategies for them. First, your supply chain is probably an important source of costs to your business, so if your suppliers are operating inefficiently, you are probably paying more for your goods and services that you need to. The second reason is transparency. For many organizations, supply chain emissions are the large majority of GHG emissions. By reducing onsite emissions, you may not be tackling your real hotspots, and your greening efforts may not be considered complete in the public eye. The last reason is your environmental stewardship potential. Through our innovative carbon consulting strategies to encourage greening of your supply chain, you can influence the actions of your suppliers with no effect on your own operations. You can learn more about how EcoShift helps manages and mitigate supply chain emissions on our services page or in our Scope 3 Infopak, and the draft World Resources Institute Scope 3 Protocol gives guidelines for Scope 3 emissions inventories.