In a recent blog post, we outlined four simple steps to a materiality assessment that you should consider when developing a corporate social responsibility (CSR) or sustainability program.
Now that you’ve identified your internal and external stakeholders and defined the key indicators you plan to measure, the next step is to outline a stakeholder engagement strategy.
Below we listed four steps to consider before engaging stakeholders in your sustainability reporting process:
1. Engage Stakeholders Early
Stakeholder inclusiveness should be an essential part of your sustainability reporting process. According to GRI, “the reporting organization should identify its stakeholders and explain in the report how it has responded to their reasonable expectations and interests.” Involving your stakeholders early in your sustainability reporting process will give your organization an opportunity to understand their proprieties and emerging concerns, while discovering opportunities to address issues before they become a serious threat to your organization’s … Read more...
We live in an increasingly hyper-mobile society with over three billion passengers being carried by the world’s airlines in 2013, and an estimated 31% growth in passenger demand by 2017. This accounts for hundreds of millions of tonnes in greenhouse gas emissions worldwide, greatly impacting global warming, climate change, and ultimately the sustainability of life on this wonderful planet we call home.
It’s more important than ever in the Transportation sector to find innovative ways to decrease our carbon footprint and endeavour to become a low carbon economy. While efforts have been made in some areas, the aviation industry has been slower to implement policies and regulations to control carbon emissions.
Worldwide flights in 2013 were responsible for 705 million tonnes of CO2, which accounts for 2 percent of all carbon emissions globally. According to the EU’s Climate Action Plan, the world was on track to see emissions … Read more...
Increasingly, ISO 14001 has become the go-to environmental management standard for cities, state governments, and public sector organizations of every size and shape. With today’s emphasis on sustainability and environmental responsibility, it’s incumbent on all levels of government to ensure their environmental programs are running at top performance and generating ROI through efficiency and time savings.
Streamlining Environmental Management in the Public Sector is a free 30-minute webinar led by Senior Government Solutions Specialist Jason Fitzpatrick that outlines how public sector organizations have led the curve on environmental stewardship by leveraging the power of technology to significantly improve their environmental programs.
Key topics covered include:
- Why adopting ISO 14001-based Environmental Management Systems has become increasingly popular for public sector organizations around the globe.
- How ISO 14001-supported Environmental Management Systems enable government and business to speak the same language of sustainability and environmental responsibility.
- How to best implement an environmental management
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Every day, greater emphasis is being placed on sustainable business practices and organizations bear the burden of implementing and reporting on various sustainability initiatives across their companies. The challenge with sustainability reporting is that it requires comprehensive data collection from all aspects of an organization in order to provide the most complete picture of the company as a sustainable entity.
Learn how to record and track sustainability indicators such as workplace incidents and injuries, economic performance, and workforce diversity, while aggregating operational data such as energy and water consumption in this 30 min webinar. Showcasing Intelex’s Sustainability Performance Indicators (SPI) software application, you will see how to facilitate this type of data collection across your organization, easing the process of data analysis and reporting for Sustainability Professionals.
Key topics covered include:
- The growth of sustainability reporting
- Sustainability standards and the Global Reporting Initiative (GRI)
- The process for sustainability reporting
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