NTT DATA launches new service facilitating emissions reductions across entire supply chain

NTT DATA’s new C-turtle platform helps companies reduce their greenhouse gas emissions (GHG) through a licensing deal with CDP, an international NGO, which integrates its global database of companies’ GHG emissions into the NTT DATA solution. 

 CDP collects environmental information from companies and municipalities across the globe. As part of its mission set back in September of 2021 to reduce GHG emissions by 80% by 2030 and to achieve carbon neutrality by 2040, NTT DATA considered ways to contribute to CDP’s mission to visualise and reduce carbon emissions throughout the supply chain. C-turtle, inspired by the initial letters of Carbon Neutral and Climate Change, is the result of this contribution. 

 Historically, companies have calculated their GHG emissions by multiplying ‘activity data (amount or value of purchased products)’ by ‘emission intensity (industrial average amount of GHG being released for specific products)’. The drawback of this method is that it poorly reflects suppliers’ emission reduction efforts on their own indirect emissions. 

 C-turtle calculates the reduction actions of the entire value chain, rather than simply calculating a single organisation’s emissions. C-turtle empowers companies to use the “Company-wide Emission Allocation Method” to calculate their emissions while reflecting the impact of reductions on suppliers.

 Dexter Galvin, Global Director of Corporations & Supply Chains at CDP, said: “We are delighted to partner with NTT DATA, an organisation demonstrating not only IT and digital business leadership but environmental leadership, too. C-Turtle is a product of this collaboration and our shared mission to unlock the power of the supply chain through the CDP Supply Chain program. We look forward to continuing our work with NTT Data, supporting companies to engage their entire value chains to disclose their environmental impacts and, in turn, achieve net-zero.”

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