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We take pride in delivering high quality work and building strong relationships. This approach has led us to become the trusted long-term partner of many corporate sustainability programs.
Quantify your organization’s natural resource use and emissions impacts across your operations and value chain (Scopes 1, 2 and 3).
Gain a preliminary understanding of your organization’s Scope 3 footprint and outline steps for data collection and analysis of prioritized categories.
Manage emissions throughout your organization’s supply chain and engage suppliers to help you reach your goals.
Set and achieve climate and sustainability targets in ways that are credible and cost-effective (Scopes 1, 2 and 3)
Implement systems, tools and processes to improve ongoing program management and enhance data management and quality
Increase transparency and enhance your relationship with investors and stakeholders
Since 2006, Optera has supported companies across all major industries to achieve their goals. From breakthrough innovations to reliable delivery of annual reporting, we value all our client partnerships, many of which span more than a decade.
Optera collected, validated and aggregated the past emissions and future commitments of Hewlett-Packard Enterprise’s (HPE’s) suppliers to develop a combined goal for HPE’s supply chain. The goal uses an allocated-emissions approach and is in line with the latest climate science (1.5 degree pathway). Optera worked closely with HPE to establish supplier requirements and a framework for one-on-one supplier support. HPE deployed the Optera Platform to support ongoing management of the SBT and top supplier performance.
In 2017, HPE announced the world’s first comprehensive supply chain management program based on climate science. The Company’s target became the world’s first science-based target for a supply chain, and was approved by the Science Based Targets Initiative (SBTi) in 2019. HPE continues to use the Optera Platform and to work with the Optera team to support ongoing management and supplier engagement.
Optera provided consulting guidance and supported Xanterra in transitioning from annualized data collection in Excel spreadsheets to ongoing data collection and management in the Optera Platform.
In 2019, Xanterra developed its Scope 1, 2 and limited Scope 3 inventory in the Optera Platform. Xanterra continues to use the platform to develop annual, verifiable emissions inventories, and to support ongoing communication of sustainability metrics and progress against goals to company leadership, customers and guests. Through the platform, sustainability managers at Xanterra’s facilities access key analytics and use them to set and manage targets, prioritize actions and optimize sustainability investments. Xanterra has earned industry recognition for its sustainability efforts and communication, including awards from the World Wildlife Fund, National Park Service, Environmental Protection Agency, and Center for Energy & Climate Solutions, among others.
Optera worked with Grove’s Sustainability Team to develop a comprehensive Scope 1, 2 and 3 emissions inventory. Optera conducted target feasibility analysis and supported executive engagement to select an ambitious science-based target and allocate budget to mitigation. Optera provided targeted guidance regarding procurement of renewable energy credits and carbon offsets.
In 2020, Grove committed to carbon neutrality for its operations and portions of its Scope 3 value chain. Grove developed its most recent Scope 1 and 2 inventory with limited consulting support from the Optera Team. Grove is currently working with Optera to explore science-based targets and mitigation strategies for key aspects of its Scope 3 value chain.
Using comprehensive datasets provided by project partner CDP, Optera developed a database of historic corporate emissions and climate action spanning 10 years. Optera then analyzed global, industry and company emissions reduction performance against climate science.
The Optera Team presented findings from its analysis to the World Economic Forum’s CEO Climate Alliance during Climate Week in NYC in September 2019, and supported Forum communications with member companies in advance of Davos 2020. Optera conducted and presented findings from a similar analysis in 2021 that focused on trends in emissions target-setting, mitigation strategies and supply chain management. Read more.