Sustainability Reporting Software
Leading businesses make sustainability reporting software a core part of their strategy. That’s because being a sustainable business means being a successful business: reducing costs, addressing customer priorities, treating people fairly and meeting objectives in turn leads to greater interactions, and higher turnover.
Ecometrica’s Sustainability Reporting software is an end-to-end environmental accounting and sustainability management solution. It is used by the world’s largest companies to collect a diverse, georeferenced data set, often going well beyond traditional sustainability reporting to include streams of useful information on other key corporate indicators such as water, forests and biodiversity.
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Sustainability Reporting Software Features
Business travel is inevitable in any modern business, and removing it altogether is almost impossible. It is not only carbon intensive, especially in the case of transatlantic flights, but also expensive. Conference calls are an option, but nothing can replace the conversations that take place in a proper face-to-face meeting.
Tracking your company’s business travel from a sustainability reporting perspective can not only cut your emissions, but also reduce your costs. We have worked with businesses that have saved five or six figure sums by analysing their business travel emissions and spend, only to discover that there are many areas where they can reduce travel, replace expensive options with cheaper ones, or remove it from the balance sheet altogether.
Ecometrica’s Donations module enables you to track your charitable donations and volunteering time as standard, with other options available as required. This can be added to your overall environmental and CSR dashboards to build a complete sustainability reporting picture.
Go beyond emissions accounting and get into resource monitoring – account for your staff’s net worth to the 3rd sector as part of a total sustainability reporting programme.
When it comes to being more environmentally sound, many businesses start with energy efficiency. It’s a quick win for most companies – reducing consumption, lowering your energy bills, saving money and helping the environment in the process.
Our Energy module can collect data from energy meters automatically – or you can enter it yourself – and it will start generating reports immediately, using established protocols such as GRI, NAEM, CRC-EES, Climate Registry and NGERS.
With over 250 end clients, our GHG/Carbon module is the most widely-used sustainability reporting software service in the world. Accredited as Gold Software by CDP, this module is trusted by some of the world’s largest organisations and managed by the most experienced greenhouse gas analysts in the business.
We set up your account, give you a login, and provide you with a bespoke questionnaire. All you need to do is enter your data, and we’ll do the rest.
Our software has been tested and assured for quality by CDP and the Greenhouse Gas Management Institute (GHGMI), was independently reviewed and named ‘best-in-class’ by the environmentalist magazine and the Institute of Environmental Management & Assessment (IEMA), and has assurance from PwC that all its reports are fully audit-ready – a feature that saves our clients six-figure fees.
Businesses and organisations have moved towards making the tracking, management and control of paper consumption a key component of their sustainability reporting strategies. This is not only out of care for the environment – moving towards a paperless environment saves money, improves connectivity and productivity, saves space, increases security and reduces risk.
Using our Paper module you can easily track your paper consumption by weight, either at point of purchase or when you dispose of it.
As of October 2015, under the Modern Slavery Act established in March 2015, all companies doing business in the UK with a turnover of £36m or more are required to deliver an annual statement covering how they are preventing slavery and human trafficking taking place in their supply chains. If the company is taking no steps to combat slavery, this must also be disclosed.
According to the International Labour Organization, around 21 million men, women and children around the world are in some form of slavery, estimated to generate profits of $150bn annually.
Businesses covered by the Act must publish a “slavery and human trafficking statement” setting out the steps it has taken to ensure that slavery and human trafficking is not taking place in its supply chains and within its own business.
While the Act does not prescribe on the exact contents of this statement it does provide some guidance on what might be included:
It’s no secret that we are running out of space for landfill, and so finding alternative methods of waste disposal has never been more important – especially for organisations who hold high standards of business ethics, want to become more efficient and increase security.
The Ecometrica Platform’s Waste module initially enables you to perform a data collection and interrogation exercise to track incinerated, recycled and landfilled waste, set targets, and monitor your progress with weekly, monthly, quarterly and annual reports.
The flexibility of the module’s question groups also allows you to add your own bespoke data points and targets for specific project tracking, should you already be participating in external recycling schemes or in-house drives to change employee behaviour.
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Increasingly, forward-thinking organisations who want to map their entire environmental profile are interested in technology that has the ability to map water impacts. This includes not only gross water consumption across a value or supply chain, but also more complex calculations such as consumption relative to drainage basin water scarcity.
Ecometrica provides multiple solutions to monitoring current water related risk factors, ranging from daily situation alerts to longer term trends and future predictions.
The Ecometrica Water module contains a global water scarcity dataset that can be deployed and integrated into your existing software setup for full reporting and analysis.
The Water module can also produce water scarcity reports for our existing Sustainability Management customers without the need for any new information to be entered, as the Sustainability modules will already have the information they need to retrieve drainage basin water scarcity data.
Mapping the water footprint of your crops is now possible with Ecometrica’s new water footprint application. The Ecometrica Water Footprinter offers commercial clients an easy and intuitive solution to calculate their water footprint, by integrating readily available open satellite data and a process model. This business-led innovation is a collaboration between Ecometrica and the University of Edinburgh, funded by The Data Lab.