For many organisations, compliance with voluntary and mandatory reporting schemes is the main driver for embarking on a sustainability management journey. Some of the world’s largest companies already trust Ecometrica to deliver audit-ready environmental reports to all major mandatory and voluntary reporting schemes, as well as bespoke projects.
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As standard, you can create reports for submission to all of the protocols listed below – and other protocols can be added as needed during implementation. If you have other schemes you need customised reports for, just give us a call.
Carbon Trust Standard
The Carbon Trust Standard is the world’s leading independent certification of an organisation’s impact in respect of the three primary constituents of environmental sustainability:
- Energy usage and greenhouse gas (CO2e) emissions
- Water usage, management and effluent
- Waste management and disposal
The certification process acts to identify inefficiencies in resource use and provides a framework for improving management processes, reducing waste and costs.
Achieving the Carbon Trust Standard provides independent and internationally recognised verification of your achievements in reducing resource use and waste and offers tangible proof to customers, employees, shareholders and suppliers that you are committed to sustainability.
The Ecometrica Platform is ideally suited to assist UK companies with compliance to the Carbon Trust stanadard. Our flexible data collection questionnaire and robust calculations engine combines with complete reporting and analytics that will provide outputs for your energy, GHG, water and waste data that you can use in your submission for Carbon Trust certification.
Ecometrica is a CDP Gold Software Partner, and has worked in partnership with CDP since 2010. CDP, formerly the Carbon Disclosure Project, is a leading independent not-for-profit organisation holding the largest database of primary corporate climate change information in the world. The ongoing accreditation is a significant endorsement for Ecometrica and follows an extensive independent evaluation by the Greenhouse Gas Management Institute of Ecometrica’s sustainability management software.
Thousands of organisations from across the world’s major economies measure and disclose their greenhouse gas emissions, environmental interests, sustainable supply chain information and climate change strategies through the CDP.
As well as our clients being able to download CDP-compliant reports of all their relevant sustainability data, Ecometrica can also provide an additional CDP Score Optimisation service to help your company get the best possible disclosure score. We’ve already helped National Express Group increase their score from a D (59) to a B (85) ranking in a single reporting year – and we could do the same for you.
The CRC Energy Efficiency Scheme (formerly known as the Carbon Reduction Commitment, now CRC-EES) is a regulatory mechanism that aims to reduce greenhouse gas emissions from the UK.
The CRC-EES is a mandatory UK scheme aimed at improving energy efficiency and cutting emissions in large public and private sector organisations. These organisations are responsible for around 10% of the UK’s emissions. The scheme features a range of reputational, behavioural and financial drivers, which aim to encourage organisations to develop energy management strategies that promote a better understanding of energy usage.
Our CRC-EES module will allow you to download fully-complaint reports for submission to the scheme. The CRC-EES module is offered as a standard part of our full Sustainability suite.
The Dow Jones Sustainability Indices (DJSI) were launched in 1999 as the first global sustainability benchmarks. The indices are offered cooperatively by RobecoSAM and S&P Dow Jones Indices. The family tracks the stock performance of the world’s leading companies in terms of economic, environmental and social criteria. The indices serve as benchmarks for investors who integrate sustainability considerations into their portfolios, and provide an effective engagement platform for companies who want to adopt sustainable best practices.
As part of its annual corporate sustainability ranking process, RobecoSAM will now ask public companies the same climate change questions as those developed over the past decade by CDP, provider of the only global environmental disclosure system and producer of the annual Climate Disclosure and Climate Performance Leadership Indexes (CDLI & CPLI). This means that, since Ecometrica software already allows clients to produce CDP reports as standard – and we are an accredited CDP Gold Software partner – that by using our modules for your environmental accounting, you can disclose to the DJSI and CDP at the click of a button.
Ecometrica software is ideally suited to assist UK companies with compliance to the Department of Energy and Climate Change (DECC) Energy Savings Opportunity Scheme (ESOS). Our flexible data collection questionnaire and robust calculations engine allows for a variety of activity data to be converted into both carbon and energy data to allow easy reporting to the Scheme’s administrators, the Environment Agency.
Our modules are ideally suited to measuring energy consumption from buildings, industrial processes and transport, all of which are covered by the Scheme. In addition our unique emission factor database includes thousands of calculations which automatically convert energy and fuel consumption into a single energy consumption figure (MWh), which is required alongside carbon emissions figures.
Ecometrica partners with accredited ESOS Lead Assessors to provide a full ESOS compliance service, alongside our industry leading sustainability management software service.
The FTSE4Good Index Series is a series of benchmark and tradable indices for Environmental, Social and Governance investors. The index series is derived from the globally recognised FTSE Global Equity Index Series. The FTSE4Good criteria is applied to the FTSE Developed Index Series, which covers 23 markets and over 2,000 potential constituents.
In the UK, the universe of eligible constituents is drawn from the FTSE All-Share Index. The series consists of six benchmark indices covering the Global and European regions, the US, Japan and the UK. An additional five tradable indices have been specially designed to provide asset managers with a cheap and efficient basis for investment products. These cover the UK, US, European, Australian and Global regions, as well as the FTSE4Good Environmental Leaders Europe 40 Index which focuses specifically on European companies within the FTSE4Good universe that demonstrate leading environmental practices.
Ecometrica’s team of expert analysts, via the application of the Ecometrica Platform, can help your business to better understand the relationship between the governance of corporate responsibility and shareholder value, in order to improve your rating in the FTSE4Good Index.
The Greenhouse Gas Protocol (GHG Protocol) Corporate Accounting and Reporting Standard is the most widely used international accounting standard for businesses to quantify, understand, and manage greenhouse gas emissions.
The GHG Protocol Corporate Standard provides the basic framework for nearly every other GHG accounting standard from the International Standards Organization to The Climate Registry, and it is the most popular accounting standard used by companies reporting to the CDP.
Ecometrica software provides you with the ability to generate GHG Protocol-compliant reports at the push of a button. Submitting to the most common reporting standard in the world is now simpler than ever.
Global Reporting Initiative
The Global Reporting Initiative (GRI) is a non-profit organisation that promotes economic, environmental and social sustainability. GRI has pioneered and developed a comprehensive Sustainability Reporting Framework that is widely used around the world. The Framework enables all organisations to measure and report their economic, environmental, social and governance performance – the four key areas of sustainability. Ecometrica has been an Organizational Stakeholder of the GRI since 2011.
Its global network includes more than 600 Organizational Stakeholders – core supporters – and some 30,000 people representing different sectors and constituencies. GRI also enjoys strategic partnerships with the United Nations Environment Programme, the UN Global Compact, the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development, International Organization for Standardization and many others.
In June 2013, CDP and GRI announced that they are aligning areas of their reporting frameworks that will make it easier for responding companies to produce their sustainability reports. As a GRI and CDP-accredited software partner, Ecometrica can now help you to compile your GRI reports more easily than ever.
The 2006 ISO 14064 standard is part of the ISO 14000 series of International Standards for environmental management. ISO 14064 provides public and private organisations with tools and guidance that help quantify, monitor, report and verify greenhouse gas emissions. The ISO 14064 standard supports organisations to participate in both regulated and voluntary programs such as emissions trading schemes and public reporting using a globally recognised standard.
The standard is divided into three sections, and Ecometrica software supports reporting to Part 1 of ISO 14064. Specifically, this relates to requirements for the design, development, management, reporting and verification of an organisation’s GHG inventory.
UK Mandatory Reporting
On 12 June 2013, the UK department for Business, Innovation and Skills (BIS) laid before Parliament The Companies Act 2006 (Strategic Report and Directors’ Report) Regulations 2013, requiring around 1,100 of the UK’s largest listed companies to report their greenhouse gas emissions every year.
Large businesses across Europe will soon have to report on a raft of non-financial metrics too, including their environmental performance and human rights policies, after the European Parliament overwhelmingly approved new corporate reporting rules in Spring 2014. The regulations will require around 6,000 companies across Europe to publicly disclose information on an annual basis on their environmental performance and other non-financial aspects of their organisation, such as their level of employment diversity and use of anti-corruption measures.
Ecometrica has emerged as the leading software provider for compliance with mandatory carbon reporting regulations as a result of its combination of class-leading sustainability management solutions and support from world respected sustainability practitioners, who have over 100 years of combined experience in sustainability and environmental reporting. Independent reviews by industry experts such as IEMA, the GHGMI, independent assurance by PwC, and CDP Gold Software Partner accreditation attest to this.