SGS signed an agreement on deepening cooperation with The Hong Kong and China Gas Company Limited (Towngas) and Microsoft Hong Kong, further expanding the application of the S-Carbon platform in Towngas’s supply chain management, with the aim of driving more suppliers to understand and report on greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions, and further improving the integrated reporting process of digital GHG emissions data in the supply chain.
Towngas is the first public utility in Asia to implement the S-Carbon for supply chain management purposes, having started a trial run of the system in early this year. The S-Carbon was developed by the SGS team and its technical experts will assist in determining the content and scope of the report to facilitate data collection, quantification and reporting of Towngas’ scope 3 GHG emissions. The system is operated on Microsoft Azure backed by enterprise-graded security. Data storage and analytics embedded in the Cloud enables Towngas to establish a rapid data base, access a variety of data sets as needed for management purposes and compile reports on GHG emissions.
Towngas targets suppliers in Greater China and Japan in the first phase of the S-Carbon platform trial, including suppliers of underground pipes, pipe fittings, gas appliances etc. for the Company’s Hong Kong operations, accounting for around 20% of the purchase value in the “Raw Materials and Products” category. With the signing of the agreement on deepening cooperation, the purchasing value covered will be further increased to approximately 90% of the category.