We have recently created and sold a series of workshops around the topic of carbon footprint. The goal here is twofold: (1) to get employees and managers in line with the company’s sustainability goals especially with climate change related risks and impacts, and (2) to define the scope and calculate their carbon footprint in order to find strategic paths to reduce that footprint.
This type of exercise can be fine-tuned and re-modelled depending on your specific company’s needs – from the informative and motivational to the nitty-gritty operational and strategic details.
VALUE CHAIN ALIGNMENT
Value Chain Alignment is a key competitive lever to align the structure and decision making processes of an organisation. It forces a company to look at what are they key elements that are unique to them, and which can help them make a difference for both their internal and external enviornments. We often carry this our as part of our Integrated Reporting or Strategic workshops.
LIFE CYCLE ANALYSIS
Life-cycle assessment better known as cradle-to-grave analysis is a technique to assess environmental impacts associated with all the stages of a product's life from raw material extraction through materials processing, manufacture, distribution, use, repair and maintenance, and disposal or recycling.
Compiling an inventory of relevant energy and material inputs and environmental releases;
Evaluating the potential impacts associated with identified inputs and releases;
Interpreting the results to help make a more informed decision