Sustainable Supply Chains Training: Carbon Calculation and Reporting – June 2nd

Carbon Calculation and Reporting is a practical and interactive course that trains participants on calculating their organisation’s supply chain emissions using practical tools such as the Global Logistics Emissions Council (GLEC) Framework for freight and logistics. Participants will understand the transport chain and how to assess their organisation’s impact from freight transport. Participants will also be shown options for reporting emissions to clients, supply chain partners and investors.

Price: Member Rate: ‚ā¨399 Non-Member Rate ‚ā¨499

Date: June 2nd

Online: Microsoft Teams (Half-Day)



Module 1: Foundations and Context

Module 1 highlights the challenge of reducing transport emissions despite the significant projected growth in trade volumes up to 2030 and beyond. Participants will learn of Ireland’s specific challenges with an economy heavily reliant on exporting goods off the island.

 Module 2: Calculation

Module 2 will review the basic maths and principles of calculating greenhouse gas emissions throughout the supply chain. Participants will learn of the Global Logistics Emission Council (GLEC), which provides a global framework for calculating carbon emissions from transport and logistics. The key steps in the GLEC framework will be outlined.

 Module 3: Transport Chain

Module 3 will assess the key modes of transport covered by the GLEC Framework: Air, Rail, Road, Sea, Inland Waterways and Logistics Sites and the associated carbon intensity of each mode. Participants will then learn the difference between boundary and scope when calculating their organisation’s greenhouse gas emissions.

 Module 4: Boundary

Module 4 will outline how to set the boundaries for carbon accounting and what a company should and should not include in their calculations. The credibility of different data sources will then be discussed, followed by guidance on setting ambitious but achievable science-based targets.

 Module 5: Scope 1

Module 5 will address scope 1 direct emissions from fuel usage, how to take accurate readings from fuel pumps, how to account for uncertainty and how to best report the data.

 Module 6: Scope 2

Module 6 will address scope 2 indirect emissions from purchased energy and how to calculate emissions from electricity and energy bills.

 Module 7: Scope 3

Module 7 will address scope 3 indirect emissions from outsourced logistics and supply chain activities and companies’ responsibilities for these indirect emissions.

 Module 8: Considerations

Module 8 will review the maths and key takeaways from the course on calculating direct and indirect emissions. Participants will be shown how to access the GLEC framework and other emissions calculation and reporting tools that can be used in-house.

The course would suit a broad range of professionals from any business involved in international trade, including:

  • Senior Management
  • Heads of Sustainability and Sustainability Officers
  • Supply Chain Managers
  • Logistics Managers
  • Operations Managers
  • Any staff involved in carbon calculation and/or reporting

what you will learn

  • Understand Ireland’s enormous challenge to reduce greenhouse gas emissions by 51% by 2030 despite the predicted growth in trade volumes.
  • Understand the different modes of transport covered by the GLEC Framework and their comparative carbon intensity.
  • Understand how to set boundaries for carbon accounting and the basic maths for making calculations.
  • Understand the differences between scope 1, 2 and 3 emissions and what emissions a business is responsible for.
  • Learn how to use the GLEC Framework to measure emissions from freight and logistics throughout the supply chain.
  • Using reporting standards, learn how to report emissions to clients, supply chain partners, and investors.
  • Learn how to access the GLEC Framework and other practical tools for adoption within their organisation

Digital Badge Awards

All trainees who successfully complete the training workshop receive a digital badge award containing verifiable data on the skills or knowledge attained. Digital badges can be shared on social media platforms such as LinkedIn or added to digital CVs or email signatures. After completing a course, you will receive an email containing simple instructions for downloading, sharing, or collecting digital badges.



Sustainability Series Member Non-member
Any two Sustainability courses ‚ā¨678 ‚ā¨848
Any three Sustainability courses ‚ā¨958 ‚ā¨1198
Any four Sustainability¬† courses ‚ā¨1197 ‚ā¨1497

For more information or if you have any questions, don’t hesitate to get in touch with Niamh Reynolds or Brad Quinn at 01 661 2182 or

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Online - Microsoft Teams June 2, 2023 09:30 am - 12:30 pm

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