This 90-minute online session focuses on sustainability innovation happening across the supply chain - from logistics and Scope 3 to GHG transparency, manufacturing and materials. Startups will pitch solutions across procurement including measurement, lowering GHG, digital twin, production and more, followed by a roundtable discussion among the startups, members, and attendees who have questions and insight around making the auto industry's supply chain more sustainable.
Silicon Valley, California, September 27, 2023/Meeting Recap/ Autotech Council's third spotlight meeting in the 2024 series, co-hosted by Avanta Ventures, explored Sustainable Procurement in the automotive industry. We enjoyed several great rapid-fire startup presentations in the sector, followed by a great discussion with the convened experts.
The Rapid-fire presentations included topics such as measuring, accounting, and validating a company’s CO2 emissions, from Scope 1, 2, and 3. We discussed how interested companies can not only measure the treatment of carbon upstream in their supply chain, but also important ethical human issues such as treatment of employees or contractors. And we ventured beyond CO2, with a discussion of new packaging materials and practices that stress the first two Rs, reduce and reuse.
Thanks to our presenters, and our question panel with Deepak Mishra, Senior Associate at Avanta Ventures, and Hannah Bailey, Product Manager at Ford Motor Company. We flowed from the presentations, and welcomed Josh Seidenfeld from Scope Climate to help facilitate the discussion. What we love to do in these sessions is let the startup presentations get the ideas flowing, then dig into them a bit with an open mic atmosphere that gets everyone in the room involved. In our discussion, we covered ideas such as:
All in all, a very interesting session. Thanks again to our co-hosts at Avanta, and the presentations are available to members in the library.