Carbon Management Software Market to Grow 33%

CSR in purchasing , Greening the Supply Chain Jul 02, 2010 No Comments

PG&E, California’s largest utility, announced that it would be auditing greenhouse gas emissions in its supply chain.

The market for carbon management software and services for the manufacturing sector is expected to grow by 33 percent annually from 2009 to 2017, according to “Carbon Management Software and Services,” a new study by Pike Research.

According to an executive summary of the report, Western Europe will remain the largest market for carbon management software until 2011, at which point it will be overtaken by North America. The market is expected to reach $124 million in size this year, and grow to $742 million in size by 2017. Global manufacturing accounts for about 40 percent of global greenhouse gas emissions, according to the report.

The report cited mounting pressure on manufacturers to report their emissions and improve on environmental efficiencies by large end customers such as Wal-Mart, Whole Foods, and Costco. Just recently, PG&E, California’s largest utility, announced that it would be auditing greenhouse gas emissions in its supply chain.

via Carbon Management Software Market to Grow 33% · Environmental Leader · Green Business, Sustainable Business, and Green Strategy News for Corporate Sustainability Executives.

Rod Sherkin

Rod is a former senior executive, responsible for Purchasing, for both Pillsbury and Ball Packaging back in the 80’s and 90’s. Since then, he has continued to work in the Purchasing field as both a consultant and founder of the website Propurchaser.com.

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