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TfS Sessions on industry collaboration in Asia and driving decarbonisation in supply chains (e.g. chemicals) #WSPD2023

At #WSPD2023 TfS will provide insights on collaboration for responsible and more sustainable supply chains in the APAC region and on the importance of standardisation in the way PCFs are calculated in the chemical industry and beyond.


TfS will participate in two sessions at this year’s World Sustainable Procurement Day (WSPD). The #WSPD2023 is the event for procurement professionals by procurement professionals. For 24 hours, on March 21, 2023 during the spring equinox,  the Sustainable Procurement Pledge, partners and friends will host hands-on & action oriented online sessions to empower and equip Procurement Practitioners with knowledge, best-practices, and practical solutions to  Sustainable Procurement challenges that need to be tackled now.


TfS sessions:

  • Session 4Collaboration in Asia: Powering Future Supply Chains
    iming: 3:00am GMT / APAC Timezone
    ormat: Keynote presentations and Q&A

This session will give insights into the challenges & opportunities of industry and cross industry collaboration for responsible and more sustainable supply chains in Asia. Representatives from TfS Asia & Aim Progress will share practical examples and initiatives launched in the region to shed light on this topic.

Key topics will include how companies in the APAC region collaborate for responsible and more sustainable supply chains, which key challenges and barriers  companies face in the region, and some practical examples and initiatives to overcome these barriers, i.e. concerns around privacy and Intellectual Property.

Speakers include Robert Yang who as Head of the Regional Operating Committee TfS Asia will share his insights on challenges and opportunities of collaboration with suppliers in China. Aarti Kapoor will share her insights as lead of the AIM-Progress APAC hub on the work Aim Progress is doing in the APAC region

The session will be moderated by Caitlyn Lewis, CEO and Founder of Supplier Day.


  • Session 12 – Driving decarbonisation in supply chains (e.g. chemicals): Standardising the Product Carbon Footprint
    iming: 11:00am GMT
    Format: Panel presentations and Q&A

The right supply chains management can significantly contribute to a company’s decarbonisation efforts. Scope 3 (upstream) greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions constitute a major share of a chemical company’s emissions. Calculating the carbon footprint of products provides the best product-level information for identification, tracking and reducing scope 3 GHG emissions in the industry. Together for Sustainability developed a Product Carbon Footprint Guideline that standardises the way PCFs are calculated in the chemical industry and beyond.

Of course, implementing the TfS PCF Guideline into companies creates challenges and opportunities. The session provides the perspective and experience from both a SME as of 2 large companies, makes you understand the importance of standardisation in the way PCFs are calculated in the chemical industry and beyond, and how to roll out the TfS PCF Guideline with a company’s supplier’s base.

Sharing experience should motivate other procurement professionals to also apply this standard into their companies and motivate their suppliers to use the Guideline to share their PCFs.

Speakers include:

Robert Kreische, Head of Research & Development Dr Schnell, will represent the SME experience/perspective

Alessandro Pistillo, Director Digital Strategic Project BASF and Co-Chair of the TfS Scope 3 GHG emissions programme will present the TfS PCF Guideline as a global standards and associated benefits, and Dr Verena Buback, Head of Sustainable Procurement Merck Group and Co-Chair TfS Scope 3 GHG emissions programme, will present the roll-out of the PCF Guideline with a company’s suppliers and share tips for procurement professionals.

Session moderators are Thomas Heine, Co-Chair of SPP Germany and Peter Köhne, Co-Chair of SPP Germany and CPO of Speira (former Norsk Hydro).


Both sessions are conducted in English.

Have a look at the WSPD2023 agenda

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