How do your efforts compare with your peers and sustainability leaders? Sustainability review provides you with insight into other organisations’ focus and practice. It is an essential way of understanding your performance and how to drive your sustainability activities further.
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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.
Our review and benchmarking services are based upon detailed experience of global best practices 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 that are emerging or just around-the-corner.
Business Sustainability Review
Understand how you are doing and how you might improve your organisation.
Review your organisation’s sustainability programmes and practice.
We can provide rapid reviews or in-depth assessments depending upon your situation.
- Key issues, the resource dependencies, priority sustainability risks and opportunities.
- Material issues, the priority issues for your company and stakeholders.
- Sustainability management, structures and processes in the context of your performance objectives.
- Peer review, what are your competitors and peers doing in this area?
International best practice review for Sustainability Reports
Understand how you are doing and how you might improve your reports/communications.
Review your organisation’s sustainability report/communications against recognised best practice – and include peers to see how well you compare to others.
- Analysis against core elements of international best practice including context, materiality, risk, targets and performance.
- Strengths and weaknesses, opportunities.
- Best practice examples and recommendations for improvement.
- Review peers/competitors to compare approaches.
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.
Ajinomoto – sustainability assessment and peer review
Ajinomoto is 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 4 years Terrafiniti assisted Corporate Register with shortlisting for the prestigious annual CR Reporting Awards. This unique process included the world’s top Sustainability/CSR reports for the largest and most respected industry awards.
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.
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