Sustainability & CSR review & benchmarking
How do your efforts compare with your peers and sustainability leaders? Gaining insight into what other organisations’ focus and practice is an essential way of understanding where you are at – and how to drive your sustainability activities further.
Sustainability review and benchmarking provides an independent outside perspective upon your practice. It sparks conversation, new thinking and brings in useful examples of how others tackle key challenges. Involving your staff in benchmarking can be especially valuable to gain buy-in, build their insight and identify opportunities from within your company.
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Our review and benchmarking services are based upon detailed experience of global best practice in sustainability and CSR management and also our own assessment and evaluation tools. Whatever your company does, and wherever it operates, we can assess your practice and provide practical recommendations for developing your approach.
Our assessments range from a light touch identification of the key issues for your company based upon wider sector best practice and minimal information from you, or derived from an in-depth analysis of your practice through interviews with staff and stakeholders, desk research and analysis.
We can draw upon a wide range of sources and perspectives in order to build a clear picture of stakeholder expectations of businesses in your sector and provide insight into issues which are emerging or just around-the-corner.
Business sustainability review
CSR / Sustainability review of your organisation’s sustainability programmes and practice. We can provide rapid reviews or in-depth assessments covering some or all of the following aspects:
- Key issues, the resource dependencies and priority sustainability risks and opportunities for your enterprise.
- Material issues – the important key issues for your company and its stakeholders.
- Sustainability management – structures and processes in the context of your competitive approach.
- Peer review, what are your competitors and peers doing in this area?
International best practice review for CSR & Sustainability reports
Review of your organisation’s CSR / sustainability report and reporting practice. This is focused upon your report and can include placing it in the context of your peers and competitors.
- Analysis against core elements of international best practice including sustainability context, materiality, CSR risk, strategy & targets and performance.
- Identification of report strengths and weaknesses, best practice examples and recommendations for improvement to meet your ambition.
How does your report match-up? Peer and competitor review
- We can review selected peers/competitors against our best practice framework.
- Report relative strengths and weaknesses in the context of your report and the sector and provide examples of best practice.
We typically provide concise written reports, including recommendations and examples, but can also provide detailed assessments. Often we present results to teams as required.
Ajinomoto – sustainability assessment and peer review
Ajinomoto is a one of Japan’s leading companies and a global manufacturer of chemicals, pharmaceuticals and food ingredients. We provide benchmarking, assessment and peer review of their approach to sustainability management and reporting, delivering a clear picture of good practice, opportunities for improvement and insights into the ambitions and actions of their peers. We have also supported them on the global SDGs and their materiality focus.
Fast Retailing – CSR assessment and peer review
One of the world biggest clothing companies and owner of the Uniqlo brand, we assessed Fast Retailing’s approach to CSR by evaluating their activities against global best practice and providing detailed insights to develop their approach.
Smiths Group – CSR assessment and peer review
We provided strategic assessment, guidance and recommendations for the development of Smith’s Group CSR management and reporting. A FTSE100 company and a world leader in the practical application of advanced technologies, Smiths Group wanted an independent perspective on their approach. We provided a clear pathway for evolving their practice.
For the last 3 years Terrafiniti has assisted Corporate Register with shortlisting for the prestigious annual CR Reporting Awards. This unique process means we review all the top CSR reports and have an unrivalled overview of current best practice worldwide.
Smiths Group – developing a CSR reporting strategy
We provided strategic assessment, guidance and recommendations for the development of Smith’s Group CSR reporting. A FTSE100 company and a world leader in the practical application of advanced technologies, Smiths Group wanted an independent perspective on their approach to CSR management and reporting. We provided a clear pathway for developing their approach.
Aviva UK Corporate Responsibility Assessment
The UK’s largest insurance company, part of one of the world’s biggest insurance groups, contracted us to analyse, review and assess its approach to Corporate Responsibility. We developed a comprehensive report with an overall best practice assessment, gap analysis, development opportunities and tools to integrate CR into business practice.
Gaining insight into how your practice rates against others can be a valuable way of assessing progress, identify opportunities for improvement and highlight areas of best practice that will be valuable to communicate and report the success of your activities.
Benchmarking your approach is an essential way to learn how other organisations approach issues and tackle challenges, identify examples that might be useful for you, define your ambition (do you want to match or exceed the plans of others?) and prioritise improvement activities.
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