CDP, formerly Carbon Disclosure Project, is an international, not-for-profit organization providing the only global system for companies and cities to measure, disclose, manage and share vital environmental information. CDP works with market forces, including 822 institutional investors with assets of US$95 trillion, to motivate companies to disclose their impacts on the environment and natural resources and take action to reduce them. CDP now holds the largest collection globally of primary climate change, water and forest risk commodities information and puts these insights at the heart of strategic business, investment and policy decisions.
As a CDP Gold software partner, Greenstone’s software has a suite of dedicated tools to streamline the CDP reporting process. This includes GHG Protocol aligned data collection covering Scope 1,2 & 3, climate change risks and opportunities, and an initiatives savings functionality for analysing savings against targets.
Using Greenstone’s software, companies can:
The Global Reporting Initiative (known as GRI) is an international independent standards organization that helps businesses, governments and other organizations understand and communicate their impacts on issues such as climate change, human rights and corruption.
Greenstone has used the GRI Standards linkage documents to map the content of the GRI Standards with the other frameworks available in the software including the SDGs.
Using Greenstone’s software, companies can:
The Sustainability Accounting Standards Board (SASB) is an independent, non-profit organisation that aims to develop and disseminate sustainability accounting standards to help US publicly-listed corporations disclose material information on how they impact value. The SASB Standards are comprised of disclosure guidance and an accounting standard on potential sustainability topics that corporations may find material in their industry.
Through its award-winning Frameworks module, part of Greenstone’s sustainability software solution, clients can streamline data collection to meet the reporting requirements of multiple global reporting frameworks. These include SASB, the GRI Standards, CDP, UNGC, TCFD, the SDGs and many leading financial exchange-reporting schemes around the world.
Being a SASB licensee strengthens Greenstone’s position as a global leader in ESG reporting software. As a Gold CDP Accredited Solution Provider and a certified provider under the GRI Certified Software & Tools Programme, this SASB Materiality Map® and full standards license adds a third formal linkage and content programme to Greenstone’s industry accreditations.
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Greenstone is accredited as a Microsoft Certified Partner, with the ISV (Independent Software Vendor) competency.
The Microsoft Partner Programme is designed for businesses whose main function is to provide solutions based on Microsoft products and technologies to independent third-party customers.
Our accreditation shows our significant level of industry experience in providing services and software with Microsoft technologies. It also recognises Greenstone for going way beyond providing software. It reflects a proven ability to give our customers expert consulting, training, implementation and truly dedicated support.
Greenstone has partnered with CDP to further streamline the CDP reporting process for its software clients. CDP has accredited Greenstone as an official Climate Change Software partner as part of its partnership programme.
This partnership provides Greenstone’s clients with a CDP accredited software platform to collect, manage, analyse and report non-financial information. Greenstone’s Enterprise solution includes the CDP reporting questionnaires, which simplifies the reporting process for organisations and enables them to collect the exact data required for reporting to CDP.
Greenstone is a member of the Environmental Association for Universities and Colleges (EAUC); a not-for-profit charity with a membership of over 300 universities and colleges.
The EAUC is the environmental and sustainability champion for the universities, colleges and learning and skills sector across the UK. It has both educational and company members and links all members by working together to drive sustainability to the heart of higher and further education.
Greenstone works with the EAUC to offer its members the opportunity to improve the efficiency of environmental reporting through its software solution and supporting services. Greenstone was introduced to EAUC by the University of Manchester who uses Greenstone to accurately calculate its carbon emissions across more than 100 buildings, 28 schools, 4 academic faculties and 5 other university departments.
Greenstone is a Founding Partner of SOURCE. Launched by the Ethical Fashion Forum in 2011, SOURCE is a social enterprise set to transform livelihoods for 2.5 million people in the developing world and significantly reduce the environmental impact of the fashion industry.
SOURCE is a platform of tools and services for the fashion and textiles industries, from field to final product. It aims to make it easy for fashion professionals and businesses to work sustainably, inspire and motivate members, facilitate research and industry collaboration and put the spotlight on best practice.
At the beginning of 2013, SOURCE launched Founding Partnership, with the goal of putting the spotlight on some of the most exemplary brands, suppliers, and organisations in the sector, offering them dedicated promotion and brokering connections for them across our network.
As one of the first 12 official SOURCE Founding Partners, Greenstone is assisting the fashion industry in measuring and monitoring the responsible sourcing performance of suppliers.
Using its SupplierPortal module, Greenstone is facilitating efficient communication between buyers and suppliers globally. SupplierPortal enables suppliers to report key responsible sourcing data and calculate their carbon, waste and water footprints, whilst buyers can view, analyse and compare their suppliers’ performance across key responsible sourcing metrics.
Greenstone is a GOLD Community member of the Global Reporting Initiative (GRI) and it supports GRI’s mission to develop globally accepted sustainability reporting guidelines through a global multi-stakeholder process.
As a GRI GOLD Community member, Greenstone is part of a global network of organisations that are committed to transparency, accountability and sustainable development. GRI’s global network includes more than 600 official supporters and some 30,000 people representing different sectors and constituencies.
GRI is a network-based organization that produces a consensus-based, globally recognised sustainability reporting framework, allowing users to produce transparent, fully disclosed reports on environmental, social, and governance performance. GRI identifies 11 reporting principles that are deemed essential to produce a balanced and reasonable account of an organisation's economic, environmental and social performance.