Achieve high CDP scores for your scope 3 reporting of carbon emissions – without complexity and high internal costs

Our CDP scope 3 reporting package provides you with a comprehensive view of the carbon emissions in your supply chain

Greenhouse gas emissions in scope 1, scope 2 and scope 3

Presentation of emissions in scope 1, 2, and 3

The overview shows you where your greenhouse gas emissions occur. On your own site (scope 1), from your purchased electricity (scope 2) or from your supply of primary products and services (scope 3). The focus of our report package is on scope 3 emissions. For scope 1 and scope 2 we rely on your own data. If so far no own data exist, we are happy to estimate the additional emissions in scope 1 and scope 2 (for an additional charge).
Distribution of emissions in scope 3 category

Breakdown of scope 3 emissions by category

With our report package you get quality-tested and reliable report results for the upstream categories 1 to 6 of scope 3 according to the Greenhouse Gas Protocol – without a costly process of collecting corporate specifics beforehand. Using additional model assumptions we are also able to state credible assessments for the remaining CDP report categories.
Offsetting and reconciliation of greenhouse gas emissions with the previous year

Comparisons of emissions in scope 1, 2 and 3 with the previous year

If you have already reported your last year’s greenhouse gas emissions to the CDP, on request our report package includes a comparison of current figures with the report results of the previous year.
Driver of greenhouse gas emissions: Business Units

Driver analysis: Business units

As part of our report we identify the business units which drive your scope 3 emissions. You can freely choose up to 3 individual classifications (e.g. product range, department, national company).   This analysis provides a fact-based foundation for management decisions, such as portfolio decisions. Our report package therefore exceeds the minimum requirements of the CDP reporting.
 Countries of emergence of greenhouse gas emissions

Driver analysis: Countries and industry sectors

The report package tracks the scope 3 emissions down to the countries of occurrence. In addition, our analysis identifies the industrial sectors which cause the greenhouse gas emissions in your supply chain.
This analysis is the basis to determine the business relevance as well as the options for reducing greenhouse gas emissions. Our report serves as a starting point to identify appropriate mitigation measures.

Your benefits


Full transparency about the greenhouse gas emssions in your supply chain (scope 3)


Presentation of the results adjusted to the scope 3 questionnaire of CDP, high points in the scoring

Assessment of corporate risks, starting point for climate strategy and identification of measures to reduce emissions

Necessary inputs

Supply of purchasing volume by product group and country of manufacture from your controlling systems


If necessary, data processing in the predefined estell format


Participation in workshops possible

FAQ – Frequently asked questions

What are the exact benefits of the standard report package?

As part of the report package, we provide you with a standardized excel document, which allows you to independently prepare the necessary data for our analysis. After a final quality check of the data, we calculate your GHG emissions of the scope 3 upstream categories. We will present our results for scope 3 together with your results of scope 1 and scope 2 clearly and illustratively as a PDF document (see examples above).

We are happy to provide further assistance, more detailed analysis or even extensive calculations (scope 1, scope 2, and further scope 3 categories) upon request.

Why does the report package only cover upstream categories of scope 3?

After many years of experience with estell in highly customized projects we would now like to offer estell at a very attractive price. To do so we limit our report package to selected (main) scope 3 categories, which we set in relation to your emissions in scope 1 and 2.

Upon request we adjust the estell model to determine the greenhouse gas emissions individually for you: For example, we will estimate your GHG emissions in scope 1 and 2, if you are not yet reporting on them. We’ll also assist you with identifying other scope 3 categories.

What is the exact process for the data collection? Which company data is needed?

The basis of estell is readily available information from your financial controlling: purchasing data according to type of cost, cost unit and, if necessary, country of origin. Your financial records then need to be assigned to the defined sectors and countries of the estell model. For this purpose we provide you with an Excel template and extensive instructions.

On request, we are happy to support you in the reprocessing of your data and supplementing your data from controlling with individual model assumptions (e.g. regarding the country of origin).

Is your procedure for the CDP reporting accepted? Which other customers are already using it?

Using estell for the reporting of greenhouse gas emissions in scope 3 is a recognized method by the CDP. Many companies across different industries (automotive, industrial goods, consumer goods, food and retail sector, telecommunications) have already used estell. The application itself often goes beyond simple reporting. Otto Group, who has been our customer for many years, won the CSR award of the German Federal Government with its approach to base its sustainability strategy on quantitative facts – provided by estell.

The basis of estell is scientifically recognized and transparently comprehensible data only.

Is it possible to determine environmental key figures different from greenhouse gas emissions?

The report package described here is limited to the reporting of greenhouse gas emissions. estell, however, allows to determine all of the sustainability indicators for which there exist reliable international statistics. These include:

  • Greenhouse gas emissions
  • Airborne emissions and water pollution
  • Water consumption
  • Land use effects
  • Social risks of corporate activities (i.a. child and forced labour, health & safety issues)
Is it possible to use the collected data for other applications in addition to reporting?

We understand our toolbox estell as a solid fact and data base in the context of a sustainable development strategy in order to provide clarity about the environmental and social impacts of corporate activities. estell is always used where specific sustainability information about one’s own supply chain is missing or would have to be collected in a expensive and time-consuming process.

Your contacts

Kordula Wick

Kordula Wick


Environmental and Resource Management / Process engineering / Communications

Marcel Severith

Marcel Severith


Climate and Energy / Ressource efficiency / Business processes / System integration