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Smart Terra Solutions SOLUTIONS TO INTEGRATE SUSTAINABILITY INTO THE FABRIX OF BUSINESSES

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We have developed these tools through years of testing and experience. They are designed to help companies manage the complexity of their transformation path, identifying risks and opportunities at an early stage. Each Smart Terra Solutions (STS) tool focuses on a specific content, and placed in the context of a development process, accompanies the company to define and implement its vision of sustainable development. At the same time, the STS tools provide the support and structure to the consultant's work, thus unleashing skills and saving resources that can instead be invested in the real creative process and the elaboration of solutions and strategies.

CO2 strategies – Company level

Issues and levers

  • Climate change
  • Corporate responsibility to reduce its emissions
  • Increasingly stringent legal framework on climate issues
  • Growing pressure from consumers and society
  • Brand perception and company attractiveness

What the tool does

  • Calculation of the CO2 emissions of the company or a company site (direct and partly indirect emissions)
  • Definition of concrete reduction strategies
  • Identification of saving potential in the company
  • Raising awareness in the company

Benefit for the company

  • Possibility of taking concrete action in the fight against climate change
  • Clarity about the amount of CO2 emitted by the company - directly and indirectly
  • Clarity about reduction and offsetting possibilities
  • Improvement of image, internal and external communication

How does it help the consultant in his work?

  • Provides a recognised and certified methodology for calculation
  • Provides a framework for collecting and systematising data, as well as actual support in the process of collecting and processing these data
  • It encompasses in a single document the entire issue profile of the company being worked with.

CO2 strategies – Product level

Issues and levers

  • Climate change
  • Corporate responsibility to reduce its emissions
  • Changing legal framework in view of Circular Economy
  • Consumers and customers increasingly critical and looking closely at product footprint - need for comparability
  • Brand perception and company attractiveness

What the tool does

  • Calculation of product-specific CO2 footprint based on secondary data (average values of product category) and primary data (detailed supply chain analysis) in a life cycle perspective
  • Definition of concrete reduction measures and input for product development and design
  • Identification of early savings potentials in the company
  • Increase of awareness in the company

Benefit for the company

  • Possibility to take concrete actions in the fight against climate change
  • Clarity regarding the amount of CO2 related to a given product - directly and indirectly
  • Identification of possibilities for CO2 reduction and replacement of critical contents and processes
  • Image improvement, internal and external communication

How does it help the consultant in his work?

  • Provides a recognised and certified methodology for calculation
  • It provides a framework for preparing the system analysis for the project, collecting and systematising data, as well as actual support in the process of collecting and processing this data.
  • It encompasses the entire emission profile of the product in question in a single document.

Online materiality matrix

Issues and levers

  • Lack of clarity regarding which issues are relevant and priority for the company in terms of sustainability - both for the reporting process and for strategic development
  • The company wants to understand the perceptions of key stakeholders with respect to sustainability efforts, and to understand and anticipate stakeholder demands in this area
  • The company wants to do a sustainability report (GRI)

What the tool does

  • Creation and management of the materiality analysis process and generation of the materiality matrix and management of stakeholder dialogue through a single tool
  • Setting up dialogue with internal and external stakeholders
  • Visualisation of the results of the stakeholder dialogue and materiality analysis according to different settings (e.g. by stakeholder, by topic group...)

Benefit for the company

  • Clarity on relevant issues and sustainability strategy - what to do?
  • Knowledge about stakeholders' perceptions of the company, issues and relevance to their decisions
  • Basis for setting up a management system - how to do it?
  • Increasing internal and external consensus

How does it help the consultant in his work?

  • It contains in a single tool the possibility to make surveys, automatically generate the matrix and make specific analyses on individual issues and stakeholder groups
  • There is a direct link with the software developer thus creating the possibility of integrating improvements quickly if needed.
  • The tool is easy to use; few but clear steps supported by video tutorials

Sustainability Report and CSR Hub

Problems and levers

  • Scarcity of resources (staff) in the company to dedicate to sustainability reporting
  • Lack of clarity on how to organise the governance of CSR objectives and issues and a sustainability report in a simple and efficient way.
  • Lots of material and activities, but little clarity on how to structure it. Having to "Reconcile" data
  • Uncertainty about which standard to refer to (GRI, Global Compact, SDGs...)
  • Long time to finalise the sustainability report

What the tool does

  • Cloud-based CSR management
  • Clear and intuitive structure for the development of a sustainability strategy (topics, KPIs, objectives, responsibilities)
  • Clear and intuitive structure for the development of a sustainability report (master, check list, KPIs based on GRI, SDG, ...)
  • Structured process for automated generation of the sustainability report in pdf, web and mobile version

Benefit for the company

  • Automated development of the complete sustainability report (pdf/web/mobile) and possibility to customise the sustainability communication according to different stakeholder groups
  • Organisation of objectives, activities, indicators, processes and responsibilities
  • Clear representation for internal and external communication
  • Possibility to involve different people within the company in an agile way
  • Creation of a data history
  • Possibility to update information regarding sustainability performance more frequently

How does it help the consultant in his work?

  • It simplifies the process of determining the strategy
  • Simplifies the process of creating the database
  • Support in identifying relevant indicators (GRI, Global Compact, SDGs)
  • Saves time that can be devoted to the more creative phase of strategy development