Pearson has been reporting environmental impacts for many years, using spreadsheets to manage data for various internal and external obligations such as Mandatory Carbon Reporting, CDP, the Carbon Trust Standard and FTSE4Good among others.
The spreadsheet was vast, with over 1,400 sites, and was becoming difficult to manage. This coupled with the new UK mandatory reporting regulations led Pearson to review its reporting processes and instead look to specialist providers to supply an online sustainability reporting solution.
Pearson required a software service with features that included:
- Robustness and quality of data
- Ease of use
- Ability to produce real-time management info e.g. reports and analytics
- Ability to integrate with finance, ERP and energy systems