PAST Work examples

POINT380 helps companies create and implement strategies to save energy, water and material resources. Below is a small sample of some of our recent work.

Client: Multinational retailer

Snapshot: POINT380 supported the Retailer in implementing tools to apply a portfolio approach to achieve energy and sustainability goals.

Description: A multinational retailer received a shareholder resolution requesting that the Retailer greatly increase its application of renewable energy. POINT380 worked with the Retailer to develop performance analytics and gain insight into the Retailer’s long-standing efficiency programs. Through advanced data visualization, POINT380 supported the Retailer in communicating its strong emissions performance as well as its ambition to set emissions targets in line with climate science.

Key Outcomes: The Retailer’s executive team approved 3 years of efficiency projects implementing this approach, which allowed the Retailer to exceed its renewable energy goal and achieve higher financial returns in the process.

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Client: Hewlett Packard Enterprise (HPE)

Snapshot: POINT380’s analyses and executive support helped HPE set the world’s first supply chain science-based target (SBT): 15% GHG reduction and 80% of suppliers setting an SBT by 2025.

Description: In 2017, POINT380 began work with HPE to develop a scope 3 science-based emissions target (SBT) for its manufacturing supply chain. Using our pioneering methods and tools, we aggregated HPE suppliers’ emissions performance and future commitments to develop a combined goal for the supply chain. We then began engagement of the supply chain, conducting voluntary one-on-one trainings with top tier suppliers to introduce HPE’s supply chain sustainability program, review key sustainability topics and HPE requirements, and assess suppliers’ current emissions targets and performance to date.

Key Outcomes: POINT380 is currently engaging with HPE’s top global suppliers to help them set SBTs and implement projects to achieve company goals and HPE’s overall supply chain sustainability goals. Together with Business for Social Responsibility (BSR) and HPE, POINT380 is constructing an industry report to encourage and guide others in the establishment of ambitious supply chain emissions targets.

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Client: Leading Global Retailer

Snapshot: POINT380 worked with the Retailer to implement POINT380’s Flagstaff RPO™ sustainability management software.

Description: A Leading Global Retailer contracted POINT380 to help improve their sustainability metrics and provide a platform for proactive management. POINT380 worked with the Retailer to implement POINT380’s Flagstaff RPO™ software across more than 1000 locations across dozens of countries to allow the Company to manage all sustainability data and analytics through a centralized platform. 

Key Outcomes: The Retailer uses Flagstaff RPO™ to streamline inventory calculations and is using the platform to set a science-based target. Their energy team using analytics to prioritize actions and optimize investments made to achieve sustainability goals. Flagstaff RPO™ is also being used to support the Company’s communication of practices and reporting.

Client: World Economic Forum

Snapshot: POINT380’s meta analysis of corporate climate action supported the World Economic Forum in engaging its members and presenting key metrics at global climate summits.

Description: In 2019, the World Economic Forum approached POINT380 to provide an assessment of corporate climate action for presentation ahead of their 2020 global summit in Davos. POINT380 aggregated all CDP submissions from 2010-2018 to determine how reporting companies performed in terms of historic emissions reductions and the ambition of their targets relative to the Paris Agreement 2 Degree Scenario and the 1.5 Degree Scenario. This analysis also compared corporate performance across different sectors, as well as Forum member companies.

Key Outcomes: The results of this work were presented to Forum member companies at Climate Week in NYC and published ahead of COP 25 and Davos 2020. Our analysis showed that, in aggregate, the companies reporting to CDP outperformed Paris from 2014-2017, with emissions reductions largely led by Utilities.

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Client: Leading IT Company

Snapshot: POINT380 supported a leading IT company’s energy procurement and sustainability team in assessing the financial value and risks associated with multiple prospective long-term renewable power purchase agreements.

Full Project Description: POINT380, in partnership with cQuant.io, conducted a third-party assessment of long-term PPA deals using Monte Carlo simulations of energy production, market prices and energy consumption. POINT380 provided the client with an unbiased assessment of the risks and value of prospective PPA deals using current electricity market expectations and location-specific wind and solar production modeling. The result of this project was an executive presentation outlining the outcomes of this analysis and recommended actions, including which deals to pursue, the optimum size of the deal, and information to support negotiations with power providers.

Key Outcomes: Our work culminated in an executive presentation outlining the outcomes of this analysis and recommended actions, including which deals to pursue, the optimum size of the deal, and information to support negotiations with power providers. As a result of this work this company was able to negotiate better terms saving them millions over the life of this 12-year deal.

Client: Xanterra Travel Collection

Snapshot: POINT380 worked with the Company to implement POINT380’s Flagstaff RPO™ sustainability management software.

Description: Xanterra contracted POINT380 to help improve confidence in reported sustainability metrics and increase efficiency in data collection. POINT380 worked with Xanterra to implement POINT380’s Flagstaff RPO™ software across approximately 25 locations to allow the Company to manage all sustainability data and analytics through a centralized platform.

Key Outcomes: Xanterra continues to use Flagstaff RPO™ to streamline environmental resource data collection and validation, and to provide managers with program analytics to more strategically set targets, prioritize actions and optimize investments made to achieve sustainability goals. Flagstaff RPO™ is also being used to support the Company’s communication of practices and initiatives to customers and guests. Excellence in guest communication has earned the Company industry recognition, including awards from organizations such as WWF, EPA and Center for Energy & Climate Solutions.

Client: IKEA Group

Snapshot: POINT380 developed an innovative emissions model that analyzed baseline and scenario emissions resulting from various reduction strategies.

Description: Alongside project partner WWF, POINT380 engaged with IKEA Group’s sustainability leadership to quantify opportunities to reduce the carbon emissions generated by the transportation of people and products to and from key retail locations. POINT380 created an emissions model that analyzed IKEA Group’s baseline and the impact of emissions reductions strategies. The analysis included the evaluation of various alternative modes of transit, including low emissions vehicles, alternative fuel vehicles and mass transit across stores worldwide (330+ facilities). Notably, the analysis identified significant potential for improvement in the home delivery component of the retailer’s distribution network.

Key Outcomes: The project provided the basis for a featured presentation by IKEA Group at a BSR Conference, and for IKEA Group’s global emissions reduction targets and strategy. In September 2018, IKEA Group committed to zero emissions for home deliveries in five major inner cities by 2020.

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Client: Large Semiconductor Manufacturer

Snapshot: POINT380 conducted an integrative design workshop to help the Manufacturer design a new, highly efficient semiconductor fabrication facility.

Description: POINT380 conducted an integrative design workshop to help the Manufacturer design a new, highly efficient semiconductor fabrication facility.

Key Outcomes: The new fabrication facility required 30% less upfront capital investment than the previous facility, and used 26% lower energy consumption than the Manufacturer’s previous best facility. The facility project inspired creation of a new internal energy efficiency program and a new approach to facility retrofitting and process-line improvements. The Manufacturer has continuously improved efficiency over a 15-year period, reduced energy per chip consumption by 62%, and continues to perform well against climate science emissions reductions without large renewable energy purchases.