Sustainability Reporting’s goal is to help you manage the economic, social, and environmental factors that affect your business today. Creating a Sustainability report for your organization takes time and effort, but the benefits are measurable and meaningful resulting in benchmarks or baselines for continued improvement year after year. The first step in this process is defining a vision of what a sustainable future looks like for your organization, which simply is a declaration of your company’s commitment to a sustainable future. It involves measuring, disclosing, and being accountable to clients, suppliers, and your own internal stakeholders with the goal of sustainable operations. It lets these groups, and your own staff, know that your business is serious about documenting its environmental impacts and your plans for environmental improvements and cost saving strategies that are sustainable year after year.
The reduction of consumption and energy efficiency has become the focus of virtually every company all around the world today. Whether it comes from direct emissions from operations, or from the electricity and fuel your business consumes, or the environmental impact of your products or services as they relate to your employee commuting time, travel plans, suppliers and product use, all these activities factor both directly and indirectly into your Carbon Footprint. We can help you measure and quantify these costs for your use in developing a Carbon Management Plan or Sustainability Plan for your business.
At EnviroProfit, we offer you the ability to lower your direct costs and help you identify other areas that can reduce your carbon impact. We are passionate about the energy efficient solutions we offer and making alternative energy an affordable and accessible option. If you are looking to reduce your energy bills through lower electricity consumption, if you are interested in generating your own clean electricity, or if you simply want to “green-up” your operations, we can help. We will facilitate the discussion with your team, working to prioritize the cost paybacks and return on investments for each reduction strategy.
We are also tracking current legislation and trading opportunities that may soon create carbon trading markets, which could also take up place in your company’s balance sheet.
Please give us a call to see where we can start helping you towards your path of developing a sustainable Carbon Management Plan.
Companies approach and response to Corporate Sustainability initiatives has been significantly influenced by the “tone from the top”. CFO and CEO attention to sustainability and its initiatives has escalated the focus to risk management functions companywide. Senior management has come to realize, especially when viewed through the lens of risk management, that sustainability needs to be tightly integrated into the organization: in finance, operations, procurement, facilities, human resources, supply chain, logistics, finance investor relations, marketing and communications, and more. Additionally, a growing movement has been pushing companies toward reporting key sustainability data in a much more investor-friendly by combining financial reporting with key sustainability metrics. In a recent survey, 43% of respondents indicated that integrated reporting would be “extremely” or “very” helpful in such things as breaking down the silos, involving the CFO/finance team in sustainability-related initiatives and reporting, and validating the existence and importance of non-financial information reporting.
There are many aspects to consider when writing your Sustainability Report, including; Budgets, Timelines, Initiatives, Benchmarking, Barriers, Accounting, and Tools, but start by looking over the sampling of Corporate Sustainability Reports listed below so that we can discuss how to develop one best suited to your particular situation.