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How to Use CIBO CarbonLab in Your Scope 3 Emission Reduction Plan

CIBO Enterprise users now have access to CIBO CarbonLab™. This unique tool was created to help companies with agricultural products in their supply chain analyze and reduce their Scope 3 emissions. Read on to learn how to use CarbonLab to meet corporate climate and carbon commitments.

What are Scope 3 emissions? 

Scope 3 greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions are from sources that the company does not own or control. These include both upstream and downstream emissions, waste, business travel-related emissions, and the entire supply chain.

For companies that have agricultural products in their supply chain, Scope 3 includes the emissions associated with farming those products. Food brands, CPGs, and agricultural commodities buyers wanting to reduce their carbon footprint all need to look to the farms they source from to get a complete picture of their impact on climate change.

Using CarbonLab to Meet Climate Commitments

CarbonLab helps you calculate your current carbon footprint and model the impact of management changes by the farms you source from. Within the same CIBO Enterprise platform, you can then create and administer incentive programs to make these models a reality in the agricultural supply chain.

Calculate the Carbon Footprint of Fields in the Supply Chain or Shed

Getting a baseline of your carbon footprint is the first step toward setting and achieving emissions reduction in the supply chain. CarbonLab™ lets users calculate the carbon footprint of a single field, multiple fields, or an entire portfolio of fields based on management practices including crop rotation, cover cropping, tillage, and nitrogen application. Using remote sensing, CIBO can simulate this figure using minimal inputs from farmers or users.

Model the Effects of Regenerative Practices to Set Quantifiable Reduction Targets

Once you’ve calculated the current carbon footprint, use CarbonLab to model the change in Scope 3 emissions that would result if different management practices were implemented. Find out how much emissions would change in the given field(s) or portfolio by implementing cover crops and/or no-till, and by reducing nitrogen.

CarbonLab automatically simulates the changes that would occur if the new practices were continued for up to five years in the future. With the intelligence you now have about the potential for emissions reduction in the farm supply chain, you can set reduction targets with confidence.

Meet Your ESG Goals with Grower Incentives

Incent growers in your supply chain or shed to adopt the regenerative practices that will reduce your agricultural carbon footprint. With CIBO Enterprise, you can create and administer pay-for-practice programs, premiums, carbon farming, or discounts for your regenerative growers — all within the same easy-to-use platform.

Monitor, Verify, and Report on Incentive Programs

CIBO’s remote sensing and computer vision capabilities allow you to monitor and verify growers’ practices and report on the results of your incentive programs at scale. Confirm tillage and cover cropping without stepping foot on the ground, and receive real-time notifications as your growers implement practice changes.

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