The Carbon Collective: Mondra and Manufacture 2030 unite to create ease for grocery suppliers

  • Mondra and Manufacture 2030 have partnered to create a new level of interoperability across their carbon reporting and reduction software tools
  • The collaboration seeks to reduce the strain on supply chain partners by limiting the need for multiple data entry requests
  • It will also benefit brand owners and grocers by providing them with a holistic overview of their GHG emissions across scopes 1, 2 and 3 in a single platform, along with a suite of management tools to help reduce carbon emissions as the sector transitions towards net zero 

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Today, two of the UK’s leading carbon reporting and reduction systems, Mondra and Manufacture 2030, announce they will be uniting in a bid to create a new level of interoperability across both software platforms. The partnership has been formed to simplify the carbon reporting and management process for grocers, brand owners and their supply chain partners as the sector transitions towards net zero.

Since the BRC committed to reaching net zero by 2040, grocers and their supply chain partners have been under increased pressure to deliver carbon data on a more granular level, and with numerous requests for data hitting suppliers from different retailers, many are frustrated by the increase in pace and demand.

Mondra is a product footprinting and supply chain decarbonisation data SaaS platform. As part of the BRC Mondra coalition, it is already working with more than 85% of the UK grocery sector to help them measure and improve the environmental performance of their products and reduce Scope 3 emissions through scaled product footprinting. Participating retailers include Tesco, M&S, Co-op, Ocado Retail, ASDA, Lidl and Sainsbury’s, major brands include Starbucks and Nando’s and suppliers span the likes of Avara, Samworth Brothers, Greencore, Pilgrims UK, Dunbia, Cranswick and Bakkavor.

Manufacture 2030 is a comprehensive carbon reduction platform, collaborating with thousands of manufacturers across over 88 countries to help measure, manage, and reduce their environmental impacts. By providing suppliers with essential tools, knowledge, and funding, the platform supports global manufacturers in achieving their supply-chain carbon reduction goals. This initiative builds on Manufacture 2030’s successful collaboration with 10 of the UK’s largest grocery retailers, significantly advancing the decarbonisation of the sector.

As two businesses committed to the same net zero vision, both Mondra and M2030 share an understanding of the complexities and challenges that come with engaging suppliers across multiple touchpoints, and the importance of a collaborative mindset in successful decarbonisation.

And so, while both systems will continue to operate independently, the new interoperability functions between M2030 and Mondra will reduce and simplify the need for multiple rekeying requests across the grocery supply chain. It will also provide a holistic overview of all GHG data within a single interface that grocers and brand owners can use to measure and prioritise action across the board.

Jason Barrett, founder, Mondra comments: “Mondra and M2030 have shared missions, and common customers so it makes a huge amount of sense to unite our solutions, ensuring interoperability and easing the burden of data sharing across thousands of food supply chain actors.  The real win here is the opportunity to enrich data, enhance the improvement insights and accelerate the job of decarbonising supply chains as the sector transitions to Net Zero.”

Florence Batten-Turner, Head of Retail Partnerships, Manufacture 2030 added: “We are thrilled to join forces with Mondra to tackle our shared mission of decarbonizing the UK grocery sector. Through our collaboration, we reduce the reporting asks of suppliers in the grocery supply chain, allowing them to focus on taking the necessary actions to reduce their environmental impact and operate more efficiently. This partnership builds upon Manufacture 2030’s landmark initiatives across the automotive, pharmaceutical, FMCG, and wider retail sectors to help drive down carbon emissions and equip suppliers with the essential tools to operate more sustainably.”

Source: Mondra

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