Sustainable business approaches inherently increase resilience and reduce business continuity risks.  They also reduce climate and ecological impacts up and down the supply + value chains.  In the 2020s and beyond, there are potentially huge opportunities in these approaches.

In response to Covid-19, to offer the joint solutions that address both carbon and covid, and allow leadership on these issues to be demonstrated,  we have refocussed our Sustainable Business Audit more towards supply chain risks and opportunities.  One of the purposes of this is to deliver the cost-benefits of converging solutions to these 2 priority issues.

Could shorter, more circular, supply chains reduce your business continuity risks and allow access to the growing Circular Economy?  Could innovation + “step-change” solutions, like energy transition, ensure reduced future costs and open market opportunites?

Before the Covid-19 outbreak, many businesses were already making progress on the necessary move to low-carbon operation – mapping the pathway through the possibilities to ensure a positive transition.  That imperative has not disappeared.   Post-covid it may be the ideal way to stabilise your business, but also know you are still moving in a positive direction too.

Audit Objectives

  • To identify and quantify carbon and climate risks, opportunities and solutions
  • To identify and quantify covid-19 risks and opportunities to converge solutions

Audit Scope

  • Your core operations
  • Your supply chains (Tier 1 or beyond depending on sector + your circumstances)

Audit Deliverables and Outcomes

We provide information on current sustainable business performance, risks, opportunities and solutions.  Essentially, we would report on the baseline identification and quantification / assessment of the following:

Your Supply Chains

  • Business continuity risk, focussing on Covid-19 + extreme climate or other resource + environmental issues
  • Carbon footprint baseline estimate + data gaps
  • Key natural + social capital considerations (eg. biodiversity impacts, modern slavery, etc.)
  • Position vs Best Practice
  • Opportunities for collaboration, alternatives, circular economy innovation, resource efficiency, etc.

Your On-Site + Core Operations – Opportunities and Solutions

  • Carbon footprint baseline estimate + data gaps
  • Position vs Best Practice
  • Carbon reduction opportunities (+associated cost savings) in following:
  • Resource efficiency / energy transition
  • Circular Economy / resource productivity
  • Bio-economy, regenerative + nature-based approaches, community partnerships, etc.

Current / Future Trends:

  • Direction – Systems-thinking (“bigger picture”), circular + regenerative approaches, etc
  • Climate and ecological emergency scenarios
  • Sector best practice, developments + innovations

Your Sustainable Business Auditor + opportunities specialist – Derek Panton

A 25+ year IEMA-Registered Auditor leads on our baseline Positive Transitions 2020s Audits.   

Now is a time for staying safe and close to home. But, please feel free to contact us as usual by phone or email, or arrange a face-to-face Skype or Zoom meeting to discuss your current options further. Now is an excellent time for planning!