Measurement and Monitoring
Sustainability strategies achieve very little without targets and data. The setting of targets, and the collection of performance related data is critical for success.
Knowing what is in your waste and how much you generate in a year is the first step in addressing waste, which will likely be an area of focus within your sustainability strategy. Improving the way you manage and dispose of it would then follow.
Waste audits are an effective way of measuring quantity and profile. We have a strong network of waste auditors to put you in touch with, and using the data they generate we can help you with strategies to more effectively manage it. These strategies not only ensure waste generation is minimised and recycling programmes optimised, they will have positive outcomes too on your carbon footprint. Win-win-win.
Energy audits are a quick and effective way of working out how energy efficient (or inefficient!) your business or organisation is. Done well, an energy audit will not only tell you where you can make improvements in efficiency, but will inform you of the potential carbon savings that can be had. Furthermore, a good auditor will also let you know of capital cost required for each energy improvement initiatives identified and the likely payback period and return on investment.
We work closely with a network of consultants nationwide who specialise in this space. If energy optimisation is a key part of your strategy, let us put you in touch with them.
In today’s current climate, a business would be remiss to exclude carbon footprinting from its sustainability strategy. The task of measuring and managing an organisation’s carbon footprint however is daunting to many. With over 15 years’ experience, we make the task easy.
For a business that is serious about measuring and reducing its carbon footprint, the process for success is as follows:
We can assist with any step of the process, or can sit alongside you and guide you through them all.
We can provide you with the tools you need for collecting the data and calculating your footprint, and have report templates you can use for reporting. Key to success is setting and documenting your Carbon Management Plan. We have reporting frameworks to make this easy.