Engaging the supply chain to reduce miscusi’s climate, water and biodiversity impacts
miscusi partnered with Quantis to measure and understand the climate, water and biodiversity of its products. Together, we conducted a field level analysis, engaging each supplier, to track, measure, monitor and reduce its impacts. Founded in 2016, miscusi is an Italian food company and restaurant chain. As a certified B-Corp, the restaurant group is on a sustainability mission. Its vision is to propose a menu that is both good for people and the planet.
Aware of the food sector’s role as a key source of greenhouse gas emissions, biodiversity loss and water use, miscusi wanted to understand the climate, biodiversity and water impacts of its own business. It partnered with Quantis to assess its impacts across scopes 1, 2 and 3. After learning that the main drivers of its climate, water and biodiversity impacts were located in scope 3 (largely related to raw material sourcing), miscusi worked with Quantis to do an in-depth analysis of its supply chain and identify ways to engage suppliers to participate in their sustainability journey.
Quantis conducted a comprehensive corporate footprint to map miscusi’s annual impacts across the value chain to identify areas of improvement. Our team assessed three main environmental indicator categories: carbon footprint, water (Aware) and biodiversity.
After the preliminary analyses, during which ingredients were regionalized, Quantis and miscusi moved on to a phase of further refinement, called verticalization. We contacted key suppliers to collect data via standardized questionnaires to gather direct information about the climate, biodiversity and water impacts of the ingredients they purchase from each supplier.
Following the data collection phase, Quantis was able to determine the specific impact of each miscusi grain by creating very granular, detailed and up-to-date datasets.
miscusi used the findings of its assessment and analysis to raise internal awareness around its supply chain hotspots to support better supply chain management and corporate decision-making. It has also engaged its suppliers to work collectively towards its sustainability goals. Suppliers are now challenged with achieving impact reductions through regenerative agriculture approaches. With a strong understanding of its baseline conditions and the collaboration of its suppliers, Miscusi is better equipped to track, measure, monitor and control the impact of its value chain.
Pasta is both a key product for miscusi, as well as its main emissions hotspot. The company has partnered with Quantis to assess the different flour blends it uses to make its pastas and carry out an in-depth analysis of all the pasta on its menu. As a next step, the company plans to communicate and engage its consumers about its sustainability work and ambitions.
“Sustainability to us is a never-ending commitment. Eating is a powerful act of choice. We want to make people happy & the planet safe.”
Alberto Cartasegna, Founder & CEO