Greenstone has partnered with BAFTA to provide the film and TV industry with the online reporting tool, albert. albert is used by the four main UK broadcasters (Channel 4, BBC, ITV and Sky), and in international markets, to enable production companies to manage the environmental impacts of screen arts production. The tool provides production companies with an industry specific methodology for calculations (albert) and certification (albert+).
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Fenner Plc is a world leader in reinforced polymer technology.
To understand its risks and impacts across the Group’s global operations, Fenner implemented Greenstone to calculate, manage and report its environmental impact. Through the implementation of Greenstone’s Environment module, Fenner now has a transparent, robust and audit-ready process for managing its utility consumption, business travel and carbon emissions.
Following a successful UK pilot, Fenner has implemented a global roll-out of Greenstone to all of its operations, with active users in 80 locations across 16 countries. In addition, Fenner has rolled out Greenstone’s Health & Safety module, providing the Group with an online process for recording key H&S metrics at each site and enabling aggregated analysis and reporting.
Fenner Group HSE Coordinator, Paul Sexton, said; “Greenstone's solution makes the whole process of measuring and tracking our emissions quicker, easier and more cost-effective. We are able to track and analyse our carbon emissions across all geographies, sites and business units within the Group and meet both our internal monitoring and external reporting requirements. Using the same system to consolidate our H&S data is also a win for the business; saving our staff time and ensuring that we can easily access accurate and timely data in a single solution.”
Since 2008, Fujitsu has used Greenstone’s software and supporting services to collect, manage, monitor and reporting environment and CSR data across its global business.
The data captured from the 400 Fujitsu sites is used to report emissions centrally to the Fujitsu Headquarters in Japan. This data forms the basis of the emissions reporting included in Fujitsu Group’s annual Environmental report and other reporting such as Business in the Community, GRI and ISO 26000.
G4S is a world leading security solutions group, with over 625,000 employees delivering services to governments and private sector clients in more than 120 countries including operations in Europe, Middle East, Asia Pacific, Africa, Latin America and North America.
G4S has implemented Greenstone’s software to monitor their carbon emissions across multi-country regulatory requirements.
G4S required an easy-to-use platform to delegate data collection to country and operating unit levels across the business. The data collection process is simplified as environmental coordinators around the world are able to upload data in a consistent format to one centralised place.
Greenstone’s software then automatically calculates carbon emissions at multiple organisational and business unit levels using both the GHG Protocol and, where relevant, national calculation methodologies. Due to the global scale of their operations, G4S need to be prepared for localised compliance regulations as they come into force. By working with Greenstone they can keep abreast of regulatory developments and minimise potential compliance risks.
All of this means G4S can apply greater focus on identifying targeted carbon reduction initiatives and local country teams are able to set their own reduction targets and monitor performance on an ongoing basis.
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Formed in 2017 from the merger between Janus Capital Group and Henderson Global Investors, Janus Henderson Investorsis committed to adding value through active management. Its expertise encompasses the major asset classes, it has investment teams situated around the world, and it serves individual and institutional investors globally. It has US$330.8bn in assets under management, more than 2000 employees and offices in 27 cities worldwide.
With the regulatory environment surrounding carbon emissions and expectations for voluntary reporting, Henderson adopted Greenstone’s software for environmental reporting.
This enabled them to further assure the integrity of their measurement, and analysis by any location and emission source to any specified time period. It also allowed them to demonstrate year on year granular performance for carbon emissions.
This all provided a new analytical perspective on Henderson’s original core functions in facilities. This included monitoring performance with respect to waste management and managing other legal reporting obligations including the EU Directive on Waste Electrical and Electronic Equipment (WEEE).
The Legal Sustainability Alliance (LSA) is an inclusive movement of law firms and organisations committed to working collaboratively to take action on climate change by reducing their carbon footprint and adopting environmentally sustainable practices.
Since 2011, Greenstone has delivered the LSA (Legal Sustainability Alliance) Reporting Tool, which enables 60+ UK law firms to report their sustainability credentials to the LSA. The tool enables law firms to calculate and report their carbon footprint, as well as evaluate their performance against LSA’s seven principles. The LSA use the data submitted by its members to analyse performance and produce an annual sustainability report for the sector.
For more information, visit LSA's website.
Quintain Estates and Development is a London-focussed regeneration company. Quintain is behind Wembley Park, London's largest urban renewal scheme, and during its 21-year history has transformed assets across the Capital into places where people want to live, companies want to grow and neighbourhoods can come alive.
Quintain implemented SupplierPortal, as a way of collecting and analysing supplier information. SupplierPortal is a flexible cloud based solution that streamlines supplier management and due diligence processes.
Using SupplierPortal to capture consistent and relevant information from suppliers has significantly reduced Quintain’s corporate risk exposure and now forms a central pillar of the organisations expanding procurement function in a rapidly growing business.
HRG Rennies provides a corporate travel and event management service with operations in 120 countries across North America, Europe and Asia Pacific.
HRG Rennies has teamed up with Greenstone and, specialist climate change consultancy in South Africa, Cleaner Climate to provide their clients with Travel Carbon Emission Reports. The reports are generated using Greenstone’s enterprise solution.
The easy to read reports provide a clear and concise breakdown of the companies’ travel emissions and help to identify areas where travel could be reduced to save carbon emissions and cost. The process also supplements voluntary Scope 3 emissions disclosure.
Kerry Wright, Director at Cleaner Climate, commented, “We have seen a growing demand from organisations in South Africa for a tool that will help them measure and report carbon emissions in an accurate and transparent way. The popularity of HRG Rennies Travel’s carbon emissions travel report is just one example of how organisations across South Africa are taking carbon emissions measurement seriously. Voluntary reporting, such as the Carbon Disclosure Project, as well as regulatory drivers, such as the new King III compliance guidelines and impending climate change legislation, which will include carbon tax and mandatory emission reporting, have increased the need for accurate carbon reporting. Greenstone’s solution has proven to be the most user friendly and accessible tool on the market.”
SAB Miller Group plc is one of the major global brewing and beverage companies, being the second largest brewer and bottler in the world and one of the largest bottlers to Coca-Cola. SAB Miller owns 200 brands and is organized into 5 geographic hubs - North America, Latin America, Europe, Africa and Asia, and South Africa.
Greenstone was commissioned by SAB Miller to undertake a research and strategy project, helping the company understand the changing environmental and political context of climate change in Europe.
The work was used to inform the overall company strategy work and was presented to members of the European management team. The think piece was designed to be outward facing to stakeholder expectations and to protect shareholder value. The key objective of the work was to identify the major climate change risks and opportunities that could mitigate against an underinvested and vulnerable position, and orientate SAB Miller towards a competitive strategic plan.
In support of the NHS’s carbon reduction strategy and the targets laid out in the Climate Change Act, Sandwell and West Birmingham Hospitals (SWBH) NHS Trusthas developed a Carbon Management Plan (CMP). The CMP focuses on measuring, monitoring and reducing the Trust’s carbon emissions 15% by 2016/17, alongside engaging with staff and stakeholders.
To assist with meeting these reduction targets and other reporting requirements, SWBH NHS Trust has implemented Greenstone’s software. The use of Greenstone significantly reduces the burden of data gathering across multiple hospital sites, enabling the Trust to focus on analysing the data and identifying carbon reduction opportunities.
Through the use of Greenstone, SWBH NHS Trust can now upload resource consumption data each month and calculate carbon emissions against a continually updated database of internationally recognised methodologies and emission factors. This has led to the solution becoming the central solution to manage data across all 3 hospitals in the Trust, relieving the administrative burden and enabling the team to focus on analysing results, meeting multiple reporting requirements and achieving reduction targets.
Greenstone has provided the SWBH NHS Trust with a consistency in its approach to calculating emissions. In addition, carefully defining the structure of the Trust within the solution and determining the availability and quality of each data set, has created the robust results required in order to help meet the NHS carbon reduction targets.
This solution can be rolled-out to any NHS Trust or related institution to improve efficiency in data collection, carbon measurement and reporting. It can be relied upon to produce immediate and meaningful results and can lead to an increased level of understanding and engagement in the overall NHS carbon reduction strategy.
Super Group is a broad-based supply chain management business listed on the Johannesburg Securities Exchange. Super Group’s supply chain division provides a platform for the group’s core expertise and offerings.
Super Group has implemented Greenstone’s enterprise solution to measure, manage and reduce its environmental impact. Greenstone enables Super Group to identify opportunities to reduce its environmental impacts, set specific targets for business activities or regions and monitor performance over time ensuring that the associated financial savings are achieved. This allows Super Group to track and manage the carbon emissions across its three operational divisions.
“Greenstone's enterprise solution makes the whole process of tracking our emissions quicker, easier and more cost-effective. We are able to track and monitor our carbon emissions in each of our divisions and set focused reduction targets. The software allows us to review the impact of carbon emissions during current operations and also model and forecast emissions for any planned business growth,” said Nigel Redford, Group Company Secretary at Super Group.
The Climate Group, is an independent, not-for-profit global climate leader working to inspire and catalyse leadership for a low carbon future that is smarter, better and more prosperous. The Climate Group works internationally with government and business leaders to advance the smart policies, technologies and finance needed to cut global greenhouse gas emissions.
The Climate Group is using Greenstone to measure, monitor and manage their global carbon impact.
The Group, with operations in Australia, China, India, Europe and North America chose Greenstone’s web-based application because of its functional breadth and ease of accessibility from anywhere in the world. The Environment module provides fast and accurate carbon reports which enables in-depth analysis of energy, business travel, waste and water across all parts of the organisation, while the one-click reports function frees up time for Green Champions in each region to focus on reduction initiatives.
Mark Kenber, CEO of Climate Group explains, “We work internationally with government and business leaders to help cut global emissions and accelerate a clean industrial revolution. It is therefore essential that we are able to provide transparent, fully auditable, robust carbon and energy reports and demonstrate best practice to our members. Greenstone has helped us achieve this in a very quick and cost effective way.”
As the UK’s biggest university, the University of Manchester is under increasing pressure to disclose transparent and accurate carbon and consumption data. In support of its commitment to the environment and local community, the University of Manchester has set an ambitious 5-year Environmental Sustainability Plan.
Through the implementation of Greenstone’s software, the University of Manchester has improved the accuracy of calculating its carbon emissions across more than 100 buildings, 28 schools, 4 academic faculties and 5 other university departments.
The use of Greenstone has reduced the burden of data gathering across multiple sites and has provided useful metrics to encourage staff, student and local authority engagement with its broader environmental sustainability programme. It also enables more efficient reporting and help to identify additional opportunities to reduce carbon, resource consumption and cost.
Greenstone’s solution and supporting services have enabled the University of Manchester to make its carbon management processes consistent and more robust. The flexibility of the software gives the University a more accurate picture of its carbon footprint and provides the opportunity for both detailed analysis and high level management reporting.
ZBD’s electronic point of purchase (EPOP) device is an electronic price and information display designed as a replacement for paper labels. Its primary target market is in environments where retailers can gain sales and reduce waste by amending prices frequently, such as delicatessen counters and on other perishable items, or where prices and promotions need regular change to reflect a competitive market or consumer buying trends.
Greenstone was commissioned by ZBD to undertake an assessment of the life cycle carbon footprint of the EPOP and to compare the product, over its average 5 year life span, against the carbon footprint of traditional paper tag pricing methods. Since full life cycle carbon footprint analysis is a relatively new field, the footprint analysis required a combination of real-data where available, benchmarks for embodied energy of raw materials from Life Cycle Analysis (LCA) databases, and assumptions based upon literature research for more complicated components and disposal scenarios.
The results were used to help retailers assess the carbon savings they could achieve within their own operations by adopting ZBD’s smart electronic labelling solution.
Zenith Provecta is one of the UK's leading independent leasing, fleet management and vehicle outsourcing businesses. Zenith Provecta commissioned Greenstone to develop a market leading car leasing carbon footprinting product that could be integrated into their main business.