Sustainable Supply Chains Training: Carbon Reduction – June 9th

Carbon Reduction is a practical and interactive course that trains participants on how to set ambitious yet realistic emissions reduction targets in their organisations and provides guidance on the best tools for adoption in-house. The course provides a practical and actionable roadmap for achieving emissions targets reductions in line with corporate sustainability strategy and Ireland’s ambitious targets as set out in the Climate Action Act 2021.

Price: Member Rate: €399 Non-Member Rate €499

Date: June 9th

Online: Microsoft Teams (Half-Day)



Module 1: Why Reduce Emissions?

Module 1 provides a review of the legislation on climate change and the scale of the challenge to meet our national emissions targets despite the predicted growth in trade volumes to 2030 and beyond.

 Module 2: The Business Case

Module 2 will outline the benefits to businesses of taking steps to reduce their emissions. Participants will be introduced to case studies and strategies highlighting the potential savings to companies with ambitious emissions reduction strategies.

 Module 3: Avoid

Module 3 will outline ways in which companies can avoid or reduce their freight volumes to reduce their emissions. Strategies such as adopting circular economy practices, and avoiding empty running and energy and fuel efficiency measures will be explored.

 Module 4: Shift

Module 4 will focus on options for companies to shift to more sustainable modes of transport, including electric vehicles, cargo eBikes, drones and other new technologies.

 Module 5: Improve

Module 5 will outline what improvements and emissions savings can be gained by smarter use of existing transport options. Guidance will be provided to participants on how to reduce emissions by training truck drivers in eco-driving skills and other practical measures.

 Module 6: Fuels

Module 6 will outline the emissions impact of fuels, progress on the electrification of light and heavy goods vehicles and the prospects of emerging technologies such as hydrogen fuel cells.

 Module 7: Scope 3 – Supply Chain

Module 7 will provide practical guidance on reducing scope 3 carbon emissions from supply chain activities, including outsourced transport and logistics. Examples of carbon footprinting from using the UK landbridge versus shipping directly from Ireland to mainland Europe will be compared as well as case studies of positive collaboration between manufacturers and logistics partners.

 Module 8: Tools to Scale Up

Module 8 will guide on practical tools companies can use to create an effective action plan to reduce their emissions.


What you will learn

  • Understand the legislative landscape and the business case for reducing carbon emissions throughout the supply chain.
  • Learn how to integrate greenhouse emissions targets into organisational strategy.
  • Learn how to set ambitious but achievable targets and how to ensure these targets are met.
  • Learn of ‘avoid, shift, and improve’ strategies for reducing emissions.
  • Learn the practical steps for reducing supply chain emissions, including adopting alternative fuels and sustainable transport, near-sourcing of materials, alternative shipping routes, circular economy practices and sustainable procurement and investment practices.
  • Learn of the practical tools available for companies to use in-house to calculate and reduce their supply chain emissions.

Who should attend

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 reduction strategies or practices

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 €678 €848
Any three Sustainability courses €958 €1198
Any four Sustainability  courses €1197 €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 9, 2023 9:30 am - 12:30 pm

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