Ecodesk kick starts complete supply chain carbon footprint solution to drive sustainability and transparency

Sustainable supply chain specialist Ecodesk has today launched  KickStart  a  sustainability programme designed  to help organisations overcome the daunting task of implementing supply chain sustainability initiatives for the first time.

The cloud-based KickStart programme is offering public and private SME organisations the opportunity to measure their entire supply chain for carbon emissions, and the analytical process takes just 72 hours.

KickStart will provide each organisation with an analysis of supplier and product category impacts based initially on 100 product categories [See image, right]. kickstart graph

By analysing an extract of a purchase ledger, Ecodesk can provide a carbon footprint of an entire supply chain by mapping purchase ledger data with leading Economic Input / Output (EIO) database CEDA®.

“We want to lower the barrier to entry for businesses and organisations that need to understand their supply chain impacts but are daunted by the sheer scale of the task or where to start,” said Mark Plant, CEO, Ecodesk.

“Supply chain sustainability programmes can be resource-intensive, taking time and money and as a result, they drop down the priority list despite customer demands and regulations for increased transparency.  The aim of KickStart is to take the pain out of the process by providing organisations with a cloud-based supply chain sustainability service that delivers data on supply chain impacts quickly and provides a start point or base line for future sustainability initiatives.”

The Ecodesk KickStart programme is available at an introductory price of £5,000 plus VAT.


  • The CEDA® database is a peer-reviewed environmentally extended input-output LCA database designed to support an integrated hybrid approach to supply chain sustainability projects. It can provide ‘cradle to gate’ carbon footprint analysis of the supply chain.
  •  CEDA® has provided robust scope 3 emission data for numerous industries, governments and international organisations including First Group plc, Travis Perkins plc, Coca-Cola Enterprises, RBS, European Commission, US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and the United Nations Environmental Programme (UNEP).


About Ecodesk

Ecodesk is a global, user-managed supply chain sustainability database and communication platform. Ecodesk enables organizations to improve the management and performance of their supply chains through the aggregation of environmental, social and governance metrics presented via highly readable and customisable dashboards and scorecards. Its unique approach of free data entry encourages co-operation and data input at all levels within the supply chain and helps procurement, CSR, marketing and financial departments manage risk and business continuity.

May 28th, 2014

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