Environmental, Social
& Governance

Embedding sustainability into your culture

ESG strategy is no longer a ‘nice to have’ but a boardroom necessity for companies of all sizes

More than ever there is a need for sustainable business practices.

In today’s world, integrating an ESG strategy is crucial for forward-thinking businesses. The drive towards sustainability is reshaping the corporate landscape, making it imperative to adopt practices that ensure long-term success and resilience. At ECOVIS, we’re not just talking about sustainability; we’re living it. Let us show you how to weave these principles into the fabric of your culture, transforming challenges into opportunities for growth and innovation.

Why is ESG important?

ESG is critical because it aligns with increasing regulatory reporting requirements, meets the sustainability demands of the value chain, and enhances brand positioning.

As governments and stakeholders demand greater accountability and transparency, companies embedding ESG principles into their culture not only comply with these evolving standards but also gain a competitive edge.

This makes ESG a strategic necessity for forward-thinking businesses aiming for long-term success and resilience in a rapidly changing global market.

 

What are the benefits of a strong sustainability strategy?

  • More robust value chain
  • Talent recruitment and retention
  • Stronger brand engagement
  • Regulatory compliance
  • Business profitability
  • Being a force for good

Getting started

Navigating the complexity

One of the biggest challenges in implementing a strong sustainability strategy is getting started. With all the frameworks, acronyms and jargon it can be difficult to know where to get started. Fortunately, in the past year or so there has been a real harmonisation of these frameworks, publication of reporting standards and development of ESG software platforms to help navigate this process.

At Ecovis, we are also on this journey as a purpose-led business and as part of this, we have partnered with some trusted third parties to allow us to be able to provide our clients with a full ESG service offering.

Walking the walk

Transforming ESG aspirations into reality

We believe it is important to walk the walk, not just talk the talk, and so, coupled with these partnerships, we have been through the process ourselves. Learn more about a few of the things we have done along the way…

 

Our sustainability expertise

Helping through experience

To help other businesses on their sustainability journeys we have developed a comprehensive suite of ESG services in the following areas:

Planet

Carbon footprint calculation and reduction plans

Helping your business to measure greenhouse gas emissions and develop strategies to minimise your environmental impact.

Sustainability strategy advisory

Providing guidance on integrating environmental, social, and governance principles into your operations, enhancing long-term sustainability and stakeholder value.

Energy Saving Opportunity Scheme (ESOS)

Helping your organisation identify energy-saving opportunities, comply with regulatory requirements, and improve energy efficiency to reduce costs and environmental impact.

Streamlined Energy Carbon Reporting (SECR) compliance

Aiding businesses in meeting regulatory obligations by accurately reporting energy consumption, carbon emissions, and related environmental data.

People

Employee engagement survey

Measuring employee satisfaction, morale, and involvement in sustainability initiatives, to help your company foster a positive workplace culture and align with ESG goals.

Reporting and verifying employee diversity data

By collecting, analysing, and validating demographic information we can help you assess workforce diversity, ensuring transparency and accountability in corporate diversity initiatives.

People strategy planning

Developing comprehensive plans to optimise talent management, enhance employee well-being, and foster a diverse and inclusive workplace aligned with sustainable business objectives.

Social impact advisory

Providing guidance to organisations on maximising positive societal outcomes through strategic initiatives, fostering community engagement, and addressing social challenges effectively.

Governance

Stakeholder mapping and materiality analysis

Helping your business identify key stakeholders, assess your concerns, and determine the most relevant ESG issues for your company to prioritise in its sustainability efforts.

Risk identification and risk register

Identifying and assessing environmental, social, and governance risks, and creating a structured framework to help you manage and mitigate these risks effectively.

Procurement and supply chain advisory

We can assist your business in enhancing sustainability throughout your supply chains, optimising procurement processes, and ensuring ethical sourcing practices for positive environmental and social impact.

Reporting frameworks (CSRD, TCFD, GRI, ISSB)

Aiding your company in adopting and implementing standardised frameworks for transparently reporting environmental, social, and governance (ESG) performance to stakeholders.

Meet the ESG Strategy Team

Wherever you are on your own ESG journey we can help you

 

If you are just setting out we can help you with an initial ESG diagnostic to assess your current position. If you have an established strategy and reporting process we can help with the reporting and assurance frameworks associated with this.

Take the ESG Starter Quiz

Helping your business become better

The Ecovis Starter Quiz provides an instant ESG awareness snapshot.

The quiz has been designed to show businesses their blind spots and provide instant, actionable steps.

 

  • > It takes just 2 minutes
  • > It’s completely free
  • > Receive customised results instantly

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