While the industrial and production sectors, which account for 16% of the global GDP, are important contributors to economic growth, they also account for one-fifth of carbon emissions and use 54% of the world’s energy resources. Therefore, it is critical for industrial enterprises to solve the decarbonization concerns as soon as possible.

And since supply chain emissions are often over 11 times larger than operational emissions, shifting to carbon-neutral operations both within individual companies’ borders and throughout value chains is necessary to address the climate crisis.

But first, let’s remember the definition: the term “carbon-neutral” refers to a product or company that removes the same amount of carbon dioxide it emits into the atmosphere.

According to Climate Neutral, an organization devoted to helping companies reduce their carbon emissions, there are four major steps companies can take to reach carbon-free production.

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