Alibaba Cloud launches carbon management solutions

  • Provide actionable insights, energy saving recommendations
  • Set to help companies achieve their carbon neutrality goals

Alibaba Cloud launches carbon management solutionsAlibaba Cloud, the digital technology and intelligence backbone of Alibaba Group, has announced the global launch of Energy Expert, a sustainability platform that the company claimed will help customers worldwide measure, analyse and manage the carbon emissions of their business activities and products. 

In a statement, the company said this software-as-a-service (SaaS) offering also provides actionable insights and energy saving recommendations to help customers accelerate their sustainability journeys. 

This initiative is aligned with Alibaba’s carbon neutrality pledge, which was unveiled last year, it added.

Alibaba said it pioneered the “Scope 3 +” concept and has pledged to share its energy-efficient technologies with its customers and business partners, uniting them in their collective efforts to reduce carbon footprint.

Chen Lijuan, general manager of product and solutions at Alibaba Cloud Intelligence said Energy Expert is designed to help companies achieve their carbon neutrality goals through advanced technologies and streamlined solutions. 

“We hope our proven innovation can be helpful for our global customers to achieve their net zero targets through insightful actions and informed sustainability practices,” he said.

The company said Energy Expert helps customers automate the carbon accounting and reporting process at a corporate and product level, and obtain real-time sustainability impact statistics for them to make informed decisions. 

It also enables customers to identify the sources of the carbon emissions from their daily business activities as well as the full life cycle of their products, based on the PAS 2060 and ISO 14064 standards on carbon neutrality, it claimed.

According to Alibaba, customers can also quantify their carbon footprint through a pre-built calculation model leveraging public emission factors datasets and Energy Expert’s proprietary datasets. 

It provides visibility into their real-time carbon emission patterns and the progress of their sustainability performance through visualisations on dashboards and online reports, the company said.

Additionally, the solution provides analytics on energy efficiency and emission forecasts through deep learning-based AI models hosted on Alibaba Cloud, the company said.

To help customers minimise their overall environmental impact, Energy Expert also offers actionable optimisation plans with recommendations that balance business growth and environmental impacts, it said.

These can include increasing the use of clean energy, reducing excessive electricity consumption during peak times and optimising the supply chain ranging from sourcing materials to shipping products, Alibaba said.

Energy Expert also works with recognised industrial organisations worldwide such as TÜV Rheinland to provide authoritative online carbon footprint accounting and certification, helping customers to easily validate and communicate their energy saving progress with stakeholders.

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