LUC Guidance lands Energy Manager Today Project of the Year Award

Quantis’ Land Use Change (LUC) Guidance has been named Energy Manager Today Project of the Year!

The Environmental Leader and Energy Manager Today Product & Project Awards recognize excellence in products and services that provide companies with energy and environmental benefits, or in corporate projects that improve environmental, sustainability or energy management and increase the bottom line. Created to answer an urgent need for a credible and streamlined approach for the sustainable management of forests, land use and land use change across supply chains, the LUC Guidance is designed do just that.

The Land Use Change (LUC) Guidance grew out of a pre-competitive consortium of around 100 participants from 40 businesses, advocacy groups, public bodies and scientific institutions, including LVMH, L’Oréal, Mondelēz International, Mars, WWF and Climate-KIC. It contains 14 recommendations to help guide companies in measuring and tracking their progress towards reducing or eliminating GHG emissions from land-based supply chains in a scientifically robust and cost-effective way. A series of pilot projects have also been launched to identify potential gaps, refine the methodology and facilitate alignment.

Energy Manager Today Project of the Year Award 2018
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Here’s what the judges had to say:

“A large and complex project wrapped around land use. It’s destined to become a go-to reference for many businesses in need of guidance on land use scope 3 emissions.”

“The development of land use change guidance on how to include GHG emissions from deforestation in corporate GHG accounting, action plans and goals is very important and will be helpful to organizations in managing GHG reduction strategies. Success of this effort could have very wide implications in a variety of industries and ultimately facilitate actions that reduce GHG emissions.”

“Great visuals make this easy to understand. Collaboration across multiple sectors and companies buoy the credibility of the findings.”

Scores were determined by a panel of independent judges from companies including Ball Aerospace, Best Buy, Black Ink Consulting, BSI Group, CandA, Caesars, Consultant Ben Larkey, Harbec, Kellogg, LNS Research, Marriott, Miller Coors, Nike, Novartis, Sears Holdings Corporation, Strategic Sustainable Consulting, Sustridge, Tesla, Wellborn Cabinet, and Vincit Group.

For more on the LUC Guidance or to learn about how you can help your company measure progress on eliminating GHG emissions from land-based supply chains, please contact project coordinator Michèle Zollinger.