1. Focus on gathering accurate supply chain data (Scope 3 emissions).
2. Switch from manual spreadsheets to specialised software for reporting.
3. Use carbon accounting software that incorporates activity data, not just spend data.
4. Treat carbon management as a company-wide project and prioritise data preparation.
5. Automate data extraction from ERP systems for efficient reporting.
6. Engage stakeholders through questionnaires to foster sustainability commitment.
7. Use reporting data to implement decarbonisation strategies and set targets.
8. Identify opportunities for sustainable product development using emissions data.
9. Avoid greenwashing by substantiating claims with accurate reporting data.
10. Prioritise genuine emissions reductions and minimise reliance on offsets.