Manufacturing

Whilst the environmental impact of an organisations direct operations have been an area of focus for some time there is an increasing expectation for manufacturing companies to drive change through their supply chain. We focus on helping you to create growth opportunities, drive the industry agenda and embrace innovation as your organisation transitions to a zero carbon economy.

Customers and end users are increasingly concerned with brand environmental performance. To achieve leadership in sustainability, organisations need to have a robust strategy in place to coordinate activities across their operations in line with an ambitious vision. We focus on helping you to create growth opportunities, drive the industry agenda and embrace innovation as your organisation transitions to a zero carbon economy.

Together let's achieve zero

Strategic advice based on operational reality

We have an exceptional in-house team of engineers and analysts. Our strategic advice is based on technical understanding of the challenges and how to solve them.

Regulatory foresight

We work with governments and industry groups across the globe on current and emergent carbon and energy regulation. We have excellent insight into the emerging landscape of future regulation and industry initiatives.

Track record

We have been advising global organisations for the last 30 years on strategic change. We are currently advising major companies on the transition to a zero carbon economy.

We can make a difference

At Verco we are passionate about what we do. Our vision is for a zero carbon world. Working together, we can change industry, the standards and do our bit to change the world (we like to think so anyway).

Project examples

ABInBev

Verco have worked with ABInBev for the past 3 years (and previously for SABMiller for a further 7 years) providing a range of strategic advice. This has included a global review on onsite renewable energy opportunities, development of a world class benchmarking and knowledge sharing tool used by more than 180 breweries around the world and reviewing the GHG impact of novel packaging types.

Molson Coors

Verco worked with Molson Coors to develop a full value chain GHG model to account for the full impact of their products, using this model we were able to work with the sustainability team and help them set ambitious long term GHG reduction targets of 50% reduction in scope 1 and 2 emissions and 20% reduction in value chain emissions by 2025 against a 2016 baseline. This target has since been accredited by the SBTI as being science based.

The details

Setting Science Based targets (SBTs)

We will advise you on a robust approach to setting science based targets so that you can be confident in the commitments you make.

Energy services support

There is an increasing trend for manufacturers to go beyond simply being supplied units of energy by a utility supplier. We support energy services supply by acting as a trusted advisor in strategic decision making, procurement support and undertaking bespoke research. Our advice is founded on sound technical understanding and a long-term view from 30 years’ experience in the sector.

Complex environmental reporting for clear decision making

Using our outstanding knowledge in environmental reporting, we deliver complex analytical commissions. We consider the whole value chain impacts of an organisation’s products as well as life-cycle assessments of specific products. You can then have confidence that your environmental strategy addresses the critical sources of impact.

Custom tool development for knowledge sharing and optimisation

Benchmarking performance is often a challenge for multi-site manufacturing organisations. Site complexity makes it difficult to compare like for like. Our custom tools allow manufacturers to collect detailed process information and easily compare KPIs across different sites. This information can then be shared and understood so that optimisation opportunities can be seized.

Free Scoping audit for alignment with Taskforce on Climate-related Financial Disclosures (TCFD)

We are working with companies to identify the transformative growth areas and to manage risks that result from the transition to the zero carbon economy.

Verco is a listed supporter of the TCFD, has a 30 year track record and is a proven strategic advisor on climate change to FTSE250 companies.

We are offering a free review to determine how ready you are for the TCFD, pinpointing areas for development. Our free State Of Readiness Matrix (STORM), provides an action plan. It sets out what steps your organisation needs to undertake in terms of strategy, roles and responsibilities, data and project implementation.

Aim for zero

Our pathfinder tool; Aim for Zero, will help you to map out pathways to achieve net zero carbon by 2050.

Operational trends are modelled from internal and external data. We then consider a range of interventions and their associated costs and benefits.

Your business can quickly and simply compare the impact of competing decarbonisation options, improving your ability to prosper and adapt to a net zero economy.

Download our Aim for zero product brochure here.

Our expertise

Andrew Todd

Andrew Todd

Head of Energy and Resource Management

We are passionate about bringing sustainability to the front of the business agenda for manufacturers around the world.