27 Sep 22

Davines Group improves data accuracy and reporting with ESG software

General content for blogs & socialGreenstone has been working with the Davines Group to help streamline data collection and automate carbon emissions calculation and reporting. Through the use of Greenstone’s sustainability reporting software, Davines has been able to automate the GHG emissions calculation process and access the accurate data required to assess ambitious commitments and targets. Read the project case study below.


The Company

Headquartered in Parma, Italy, the Davines Group consists of two brands, Davines which is dedicated to professional hairdressing and Comfort Zone dedicated to the professional skincare market. The Davines Group became B Corp certified in 2016 and currently operates in about 90 countries globally.


The Challenge

Since its first sustainability report in 2015, the Davines Group had experienced significant growth, in both business and employee numbers. With several offices located across the world and its products being available to purchase in 90 countries, collecting information and qualified data across the entire business was a big challenge.

Davines had also set ambitious commitments and targets, including committing to a science-based target through the SBTi and re-certifying as a B Corporation. So, the volume of data that they needed to collect and manage in order to understand and report their social and environmental impacts became unmanageable using previous manual processes.


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The Solution

In 2021, Greenstone partnered with Davines to implement its Enterprise software solution across the Davines Group to help streamline data collection and automate carbon emissions calculation and reporting. Both the Environment and Frameworks
modules enable Davines’ sustainability team to easily input, track, analyse and share data.

The Environment module automates Davines’ GHG emissions calculation – across all relevant Scope 1, 2 and 3 categories - and provides customisable dashboards where the team can view consumption data and the associated CO₂ emissions by office or group-wide during any time period. Dashboards can be easily exported for use in external reports or internal communications. There is also a variance tracker which enables users to quickly identify and resolve any anomalies in this data.

Through the Frameworks module, Davines distribute a comprehensive set of customised sustainability questionnaires across the business. Specific users are assigned to specific metrics, which is particularly useful for content that follows strict privacy policies. The data collected through this module is used to complete Davines’ B Corp certification questionnaire on an ongoing basis. There is also an automated data-feed set-up which integrates the Greenstone solution with Davines’ internal business systems. This integration automatically populates relevant areas of the Greenstone sustainability metrics to ensure an accurate, reliable and timely set of data.

“With complex data collection requirements, particularly associated with B Corp certification and sustainability reporting, we needed a reliable platform. Greenstone’s software solution has enabled us to advance our reporting and provides us with accurate data to support us on our sustainability reporting journey”.

Laura Broleri, Sustainability Scientific Impact Specialist, Davines Group


The Results

Greenstone’s robust and verified data solution has enabled the Davines team to reduce the time, as well as the risk of human error, associated with its previous manual processes. Davines now has access to accurate and transparent data – including a clear carbon emissions inventory across main emissions categories, which enables the team to confidently communicate to its stakeholders and the public on all of their main commitments, goals and achievements.


Greenstone’s Environment module, part of Greenstone’s Enterprise sustainability and environmental reporting software solution, enables businesses to measure, understand and communicate their global environmental performance and impact.

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