Positive impact reporting
Tell your sustainability story
Sustainability is a fast-moving concept. Carbon footprints or energy audits are no longer the pinnacles of corporate responsibility. It’s now a norm. Businesses are coming under increasing regulation and pressure to reduce their negative environmental or social impacts. But what if there’s more to your story? Businesses do bring benefits to society, by:
To name just a few.
If this resonates with you, then you need a credible and robust way to tell your story, and back it up with data and targets.
The future is about maximising your benefits
With businesses and countries across the world committing to net-zero goals, it will not be enough to simply measure and mitigate your negative environmental impacts.
You need to understand and quantify your benefits. A single campaign or a news story is a great attempt, but it can open you to accusations of ‘greenwashing’. Positive impact should be an integrated, robust and defensible part of your sustainability reporting. This is about balance; it is about transparency; and it is about trust. Your stakeholders will thank you for it.
Positive impact reporting can accelerate your net-zero strategy and enable you to provide a balanced view of your total impact. Or if you are looking to align your business strategy with the Sustainable Development Goals (SDG) you will know that simply reporting your negative impacts is not enough. You need to make a real impact on the world. To stand up to the scrutiny you should put meaningful numbers to the SDG targets.
Positive impact reporting, the cutting edge.
Measuring the societal benefit of business is the cutting edge of sustainability reporting. At present there’s little guidance available on positive impact reporting. Most existing methods advocate an LCA, which while beneficial for certain types of businesses can be time-consuming and confusing for others. It is also challenging to cover all possible types of benefits and can be rigid to adapt to unique business needs.
Keep your stakeholders informed
Our proprietary framework provides a defensible and robust way to start reporting on your positive impacts. We help you:
Our approach is:
Communicate the sustainability benefits of your products or business, with defensible and robust reporting tools and strategies. Get in touch to find out more
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Nigel Pink, Group Engineering Manager, Dominos UK & Ireland Ltd
Avieco delivered exactly the workshop we needed to get our sustainability team and regional leads on the same page when it comes to ‘market-based’ reporting. It’s a challenging area to tackle for a global business – particularly when we operate in a number of markets where there is little or no choice in terms of energy purchasing. Avieco has given us the knowledge and tools to ensure we get our disclosures right – they really exceeded my expectations for what we could achieve in one afternoon!
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