Greenstone has partnered with Carbon Smart to offer an end-to-end Energy Saving Opportunity Scheme (ESOS) compliance service. With extensive experience in energy audits and a team of Approved Lead Assessors, Carbon Smart bring in the expertise necessary to carry out practical energy audits required under ESOS. Carbon Smart then compile the required energy audit report and associated evidence pack, registering compliance on behalf of organisations that fall under the scheme with the Environment Agency.
Greenstone’s Enterprise tool, which includes ESOS reporting functionality, helps to ensure its clients can easily report under the scheme and monitor progress over time. Using an ESOS dashboard, Greenstone users can define what needs to be measured under the scheme and prepare data before an audit. Once an audit has been carried out, they can also track actions, set targets, analyse data outputs and store evidence packs to prepare for future reporting.
Cleaner Climate is an integrated carbon services provider, with offices in South Africa, Australia and Thailand. They offer a suite of carbon-related services that assist organisations in understanding and managing their carbon footprints; and reducing risk, identifying opportunities and creating adaptation strategies when presented with climate variability and change.
Cleaner Climate has a proven track record of working with clients across the globe in developing and executing carbon credit strategies and the provision of carbon offset procurement services.
Greenstone and Cleaner Climate have formed a partnership in South Africa to provide their clients with access to Greenstone’s software, to measure, manage and report carbon emissions online. This allows Cleaner Climate’s clients to upload their data and monitor their GHG emissions on an ongoing basis.
Cleaner Climate then works with their clients to identify opportunities to reduce their carbon emissions, resource consumption and associated cost. Their South African clients include Super Group, PG Bison, BAE Systems, Billabong, HRG Rennies Travel, Sasol, SA Rugby and the Springboks amongst others.
Fifty Eight provides Ethical Supply Chain Management, Reporting and Training and is committed to helping companies address the challenges they face in building ethical supply chains and addressing Modern Slavery.
Its team has experience in both the practical and strategic challenges of ethical supply chain management and works with some of the world’s leading organisations in Technology, Travel and Tourism, Financial Services, Banking, Legal, Real Estate, Manufacturing, Education and the NGO sector.
The recent introduction of the Modern Slavery Act in the UK has generated a significant amount of interest and concern alike. Organisations appear to be aware of the Act, and are not only keen to understand what they need to do to in order to comply, but also how and what they should report year on year.
There has been plenty of clarification on the aims of the Act itself, its coverage and its requirements. However, what has not been so clear is what organisations actually need to include in their reports, what policies and practices need to be introduced and how to train their workforce.
With this in mind, Greenstone has partnered with specialist consultancy Fifty Eight to ensure that its clients have access to the best possible advice around the issue of Modern Slavery.
Fifty Eight can equip your organisation to both manage and report on the ways in which you address the Modern Slavery risks in your supply chain. Its services cover reporting, policies and practices, and training.
Mentis Solutions, a multi-sectoral management consulting firm based in Canada, works with organisations as a thought partner to effect positive, large-scale change through people, processes and technology in order to build lasting strategic advantage.
Mentis operates in both emerging and established industries with its two key practice areas: Cleantech & Social Ventures and The Sustainable Enterprise, the latter encompassing analysis and action in key functional areas for companies at various levels of maturity in a diverse range of traditional sectors from banking to manufacturing to healthcare.
Greenstone and Mentis Solutions have formed a partnership to support Greenstone’s clients and growth in North America, and to enable Mentis clients to measure, manage, refine and report on their non-financial performance in order to achieve more sustainable business models.
Moving into commercial consultancy in 2008, Carol now provides tailored CR and non-financial reporting support to corporates and organisations in a range of sectors (development, health, independent and higher education, leisure and manufacturing). She works closely with clients, helping their in-house teams to build capacity in carbon accounting and supply chain engagement, and is able to draw on a network of skilled technical specialists as needed. More recently Carol has provided carbon verification services for Greenstone clients.
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The CarbonNeutral Company is a world leading provider of carbon reduction solutions. It works with over 300 major businesses and thousands of small and medium sized companies in 32 countries to develop offset inclusive carbon reduction programmes.
The CarbonNeutral Company and Greenstone have formed a partnership across operations in Europe and the United States to provide their clients with access to Greenstone’s software to measure, manage and report carbon emissions online.
The CarbonNeutral Company will offer its clients the opportunity to undertake their carbon emissions assessment through Greenstone. Greenstone’s consultants provide all system configuration and training required to ensure The CarbonNeutral Company’s clients are able to upload their data and monitor performance on an ongoing basis.
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.