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ISS and Watershed forge global partnership to advance carbon reductions

Published 29th September, 2023 by Neil Nixon

ISS and Watershed forge global partnership to advance carbon reductions

ISS A/S is accelerating its progress to reaching full-scope net zero greenhouse gas emissions by 2040. By globally implementing Watershed’s carbon accounting solution, ISS will be able to optimise its decarbonisation journey across the ISS enterprise and within clients’ value chains.

Going forward, all ISS country teams across ISS’s more than 30 markets worldwide will be empowered with the capability to measure and manage their own carbon footprint, thereby quantifying the impacts of ISS's products and services across customer accounts and operations. ISS will use these data driven insights to support customers in building and advancing their net zero roadmaps, as well as unlocking new opportunities for progressing full-scope carbon reductions.

Increased transparency and data driven actions

Troels Bjerg, Regional CEO Asia-Pacific/Americas/Germany & Global Business Performance at ISS A/S, said: “At ISS, we recognise the magnitude of the ongoing climate and environmental crisis. And we are committed to continuously advancing our operations towards a more sustainable future, working closely together with our dedicated customers, innovative partners and trusted suppliers. The Watershed-ISS partnership will allow us to streamline our calculation and measurement models on a global scale, enhancing transparency and generating data driven insights that can accelerate our carbon reduction efforts for our customers.”

Markus Sontheimer, CIDO of ISS A/S, added: “Specifically, ISS’s own IT ‘eco system’ is being set up to centrally collect applicable data directly from ISS’s local and global systems before passing the data on to the Watershed platform for analysis and processing. The platform delivers insights and highlights risks and opportunities for decarbonisation by applying industry-leading methodologies and emission factors. The local ISS country teams will then be able to obtain audit-ready carbon footprints and supply chain transparency empowering them with the ability to make data driven decisions and steer local decarbonisation efforts.”

Fulfilment of stringent climate disclosure requitements

Christian Anderson, Watershed co-founder, said: “Full Scope 1, 2, and 3 emissions measurement and reporting is rapidly becoming a requirement for companies around the world. Watershed's granular operational and supply chain measurements will empower ISS to manage its global carbon footprint, fulfil newly stringent climate disclosure requirements like The Corporate Sustainability Reporting Directive (CSRD), and, most importantly, to take action to reduce their carbon footprint.”

The first ISS country-level footprints will be available early next year. During 2023, ISS will pilot a customer reporting process together with a key customer. Broader customer reporting will be rolled out in 2024.

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