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Measuring your Emissions

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Measuring your Emissions

September 9th 2024 at 2-3pm GMT

Join us on September 9th, 2024, at 2 pm GMT for this invaluable webinar on measuring emissions. Discover how to measure your emissions using the SBA Carbon Calculator. Find out how to identify 'hotspots' and develop plans to reduce your emissions towards a Net Zero target.

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Business Towards Sustainability

Improve your Rating

Join the Business Towards Sustainability Programme


Provided by: Sustainable Business Alliance


Description

The Business Towards Sustainability Programme has been designed to help our members improve their ESG score through a structured package of tools and support. With the help of our approved support members, the programme helps businesses identify their priorities, develop a clear strategy and create and implement action plans that can achieve impact.


What's Included


Build your Programme

The Business Towards Sustainability Programme adopts a structured approach that can be tailored to your organisation. It can be completed at your own pace and we can vary the level of support provided by SBA according to your needs. To build a programme for your organisation, please get in touch.


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Reporting Framework

Reporting Framework

Our simple reporting framework defines key ESG topics and basic disclosures which can be incorporated into your reporting. These disclosures are benchmarked against existing standards and frameworks such as the Global Reporting Initiative (GRI) and the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).

Some topics may not be applicable to your business, therefore we recommend conducting a materiality assessment to help you define which topics are relevant and should therefore be considered for reporting.

For material topics, we suggest reporting policies, goals and targets you have in place in addition to the disclosures outlined below. You might also want to include a description of your management approach for each topic and details of any programmes or initiatives you are running to help you to achieve your goals and targets.

Click here to download the reporting framework as a PDF

Biodiversity

The impact of operational and supply chain activities on ecosystems and how these are managed.

Disclosures

  • Nature of significant direct and indirect impacts on biodiversity
  • Size and location of all habitat areas protected or restored

Benchmarks

  • GRI 304: 2
  • SDG 14, 15

Energy

The amount of energy consumed, and the proportion of energy consumed from renewable sources.

Disclosures

  • Total energy consumption within the organisation
  • Percentage of energy consumed from renewable sources
  • Energy intensity

Benchmarks

  • GRI 302: 1 and 3
  • SDG 7

Materials

The types of materials used in products, packaging and operations and their impact on the environment.

Disclosures

  • Materials used by material type and weight
  • Percentage of materials that are recyclable
  • Percentage of materials from recycled content
  • Percentage of materials that are reclaimed

Benchmarks

  • GRI 301:1-3
  • SDG 12

Emissions

The amount of Greenhouse Gas Emissions produced, and measures being taken to reduce them.

Disclosures

  • Scope 1 and 2 Emissions
  • Score 3 Emissions
  • Emissions intensity

Benchmarks

  • GRI 305:1-3
  • TCFD
  • GHG Protocol
  • SDG 13

Waste

The amount of waste generated and the impact it has on people and the environment.

Disclosures

  • Waste generated by material and means of disposal
  • Percentage of waste to landfill

Benchmarks

  • GRI 306:3-5
  • SDG 12

Water

The amount of water consumed and its impact on ecosystems and long-term water security within the supply chain.

Disclosures

  • Total water withdrawals by source
  • Total water withdrawal from areas with water stress
  • Total Freshwater and Non-Freshwater discharges
  • Water intensity

Benchmarks

  • GRI 303:3-4
  • SDG 6

Diversity, Equity and Inclusion

The extent to which there is a diverse and inclusive culture where there are equal opportunities for all regardless of background or identity

Disclosures

  • Diversity of governance bodies and employees
  • Ratio of basic salary and remuneration of women to men

Benchmarks

  • GRI 405: 1-2
  • SDG 5, 10, 16

Employment and Labour Practices

The impact of the business on employment and its approach to managing employee relations and working conditions, including fair wages and freedom of association.

Disclosures

  • Ratios of standard entry level wage by gender compared to local minimum wage.
  • Absolute number and rate of employment
  • Number of reported grievances by category

Benchmarks

  • GRI 202:1
  • GRI 401:1a&b
  • SDG 8

Health and Safety

The approach to promoting wellbeing and managing risks associated with health and safety.

Disclosures

  • The number and rate of fatalities as a result of work-related injury
  • Recordable work related injuries

Benchmarks

  • GRI 403: 9a&b,
  • SDG 3

Modern Slavery

The approach to managing risks associated with child labour, forced labour and human trafficking within the supply chain.

Disclosures

  • Operations at significant risk for incidents of child labour, forced labour and human trafficking

Benchmarks

  • GRI 408:1b,
  • GRI 409:1
  • SDG 8

Training and Development

The extent to which people are provided with opportunities to enhance their knowledge and skills.

Disclosures

  • Average training hours per employee per year
  • Percentage of employees receiving regular performance and career development reviews

Benchmarks

  • GRI 404-1
  • GRI 404-3
  • SDG 4, 8, 9

Fraud and Corruption

The approach to managing risks associated with bribery, fraud, extortion and money laundering.

Disclosures

  • Percentage of governance body members, employees and business partners who have received training on anti-corruption policies and procedures.
  • Total number and nature of confirmed incidents of corruption.

Benchmarks

  • GRI 205:2
  • GRI 205:3
  • SDG 16

Local Community Impact

The extent to which the local community is engaged to understand, manage and enhance, economic, social and environmental impacts of the business.

Disclosures

  • Percentage of operations with implemented local community engagement, impact assessments, and/or development programs.
  • Direct economic value generated and distributed (EVG&D)

Benchmarks

  • GRI 413:1
  • GRI 201:1
  • SDG 1,2,3,4, 11, 17

Sustainable Procurement

The extent to which suppliers are engaged to understand and manage, economic, social and environmental impacts.

Disclosures

  • Percentage of suppliers assessed for environmental impacts.
  • Percentage of suppliers assessed for social impacts.

Benchmarks

  • GRI 308:2a
  • GRI 414:2a
  • SDG 12

Data Privacy

The extent to which personal information of stakeholders including customers and staff is managed and protected.

Disclosures

  • Total number of substantiated complaints received concerning breaches of privacy of stakeholders

Benchmarks

  • GRI 418:1
  • SDG 16
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Carbon Reporting and Net Zero Workshop

Workshops and Training

Carbon Reporting and Net Zero Workshop


Provided by: Sustainable Business Alliance


Description

The Carbon Reporting and Net Zero Workshop is designed to empower businesses on their journey to sustainability. This comprehensive workshop covers the fundamentals of climate change, teaching participants how to measure greenhouse gas emissions and devise effective Net Zero plans.

It begins with a detailed introduction to climate change, exploring its history, current impacts, and the urgent need for action. The workshop then guides participants through the process of measuring emissions, utilising the SBA Carbon Calculator for accurate assessment.

The final segment focuses on developing and implementing science-based Net Zero plans, adhering to the latest guidelines and standards. Through activities, participants will create tailored Net Zero strategies, addressing energy consumption, raw materials, waste management, water usage, business travel, and more.


What's Included

  • 2-hour online masterclass
  • An introduction to climate change
  • Overview of the business case for Net Zero
  • A guide to measuring emissions
  • A guide to setting Net Zero targets
  • Ideas and quick wins for reducing emissions
  • FREE Carbon Calculator
  • FREE Net Zero modelling tool

From £500

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ESG Data Collection and Reporting Template

Tools and Resources

ESG Data Collection and Reporting Template


Provided by: Sustainable Business Alliance


Description

Download our simple data collection  and reporting template to compile and analyse data on a range of  sustainability KPIs.

The ESG Reporting Template is an Excel-based tool designed to help organisations systematically report on Environmental, Social, and Governance (ESG) criteria. It provides a structured framework for capturing data and insights on a monthly basis, enabling businesses to track their performance against ESG objectives over time. The template includes predefined sections for various ESG indicators, facilitating comprehensive and consistent reporting. This tool is particularly useful for companies looking to enhance their sustainability reporting, monitor progress towards ESG goals, and communicate their performance to stakeholders in a transparent and effective manner.


What's Included

  • Internal monthly data collection and reporting pack
  • Data collection templates across key ESG KPIs
  • Environmental KPIs include energy, water, waste and scope 1 and 2 emissions
  • Social KPIs include injury rate, staff retention, grievances and training hours
  • Reporting dashboard to show table tables and trends across the organisation
  • Includes dedicated technical support and customisations

Pricing Policy

We charge a nominal fee for some of our tools and templates so that we can cover development and maintenance costs. All our tools are also available for free as part of the Business Towards Sustainability Programme.


£100

ESG Data Collection and Reporting Template

Guidance and Technical Support

For help using any of our tools or templates please click here to get in touch.

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GHG Emissions Calculator and Net Zero tool

Tools and Resources

GHG Emissions Calculator and Net Zero tool


Provided by: Sustainable Business Alliance


Description

The SBA Carbon Calculator uses the UK Government conversion factors provided for SECR (Streamlined Energy and Carbon Reporting) to help businesses to calculate their Scope 1 and 2 emissions and key Scope 3 emissions.

The is an advanced Excel tool designed for organisations aiming to measure their carbon footprint and develop a strategic path towards achieving Net Zero emissions. It integrates a detailed carbon calculator with a planner that guides users through the process of assessing their current emissions across various operational activities, setting realistic reduction targets, and tracking progress over time. This tool is tailored to support businesses in their sustainability journey by providing a clear, actionable framework for mitigating their environmental impact.


What's Included

  • Microsoft Excel based GHG Emissions Calculator
  • Uses the UK Government conversion factors provided for SECR (Streamlined Energy and Carbon Reporting)
  • Scope 3 categories include purchased goods and services, waste generated in operations, third-party transport and business travel.
  • Visual dashboard to show key Scope 1,2 and 3 impacts
  • Add medium and long-term intensity targets to calculate potential pathways to Net Zero
  • Includes dedicated technical support and customisations

Pricing Policy

We charge a nominal fee for some of our tools and templates so that we can cover development and maintenance costs. All our tools are also available for free as part of the Business Towards Sustainability Programme.


£200

GHG Emissions Calculator and Net Zero tool

Guidance and Technical Support

For help using any of our tools or templates please click here to get in touch.

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Annual ESG Report

Support Services

Annual Sustainability Report


Provided by: Sustainable Business Alliance


Description

Stakeholders including shareholders, financers and customers increasingly expect businesses to publish an annual ESG report to demonstrate their commitment to environmental, social, and governance (ESG) principles in a transparent and structured way. Such a report serves as a communication tool with stakeholders, demonstrating how the business integrates ESG considerations into its operations, decision-making processes, and strategic goals. It can also help build trust among clients, potentially leading to enhanced reputation, market differentiation, and long-term sustainability by showcasing achievements and setting clear future targets in these critical areas.

SBA can create such a report for your business. Taking your strategy and action plans and using data collected across your organisation, we will craft a sufficiently detailed and visually stimulating report that will clearly articulate your ESG credentials in a way which meets the needs of your key stakeholders.


What's Included

  • 15 page sustainability report
  • Digital print-ready PDF file
  • Aligned to the SBA Reporting Framework
  • Benchmarked against external standards and frameworks including GRI and the SDGs
  • Overview of ESG strategy and targets
  • Pages detailing initiatives and measures taken
  • Data tables, charts and infographics to illustrate your impact and highlight progress made

From £500

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Carbon Footprint Report and Net Zero Plan

Support Services

Carbon Footprint Report and Net Zero Plan


Provided by: Sustainable Business Alliance


Description

Regulatory bodies, investors, and customers are increasingly demanding that businesses quantify and disclose their greenhouse gas emissions. Additionally, clients are placing more expectation on suppliers to set science based net zero targets and demonstrate progress towards achieving them.

The Sustainable Business Alliance will work with you to establish the relevant data collection systems and generate an annual carbon footprint report to show Scope 1 and 2 and key Scope 3 emissions from across your organisation.

We will also help you to identify opportunities to reduce your emissions and propose a plan for you to achieve Net Zero based on forecasted growth and measures that can be taken to lower your impact and enhance efficiency.


What's Included

  • 5-page carbon footprint report and net zero plan
  • Uses the UK Government conversion factors provided for SECR (Streamlined Energy and Carbon Reporting)
  • Visual dashboard to show key Scope 1,2 and 3 emissions across the organisation
  • Scope 3 categories include purchased goods and services, waste generated in operations, third-party transport and business travel.
  • Overview of emissions hotspots
  • Recommendations for carbon reduction
  • Modelling to show potential pathways to Net Zero

From £2000

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Social Impact Assessment

Support Services

Social Impact Assessment


Provided by: The University of Northampton


Description

Working with the Institute for Social Innovation and Impact (ISII) at the University of Northampton, we will conduct a social impact assessment using innovative research methodologies, tracking key performance indictors benchmarked against the United Nation's Sustainable Development goals.

The ISII evaluates and measures the social impact of social innovations in the UK and around the world, as well as exploring the financing of, and policy support for, social innovation. The ISII defines social impact as ‘the economic, social and environmental benefits delivered by an organisation to society’ and the Institute views social innovation as any new structure or process that enhances a society’s resources and cohesion.


What's Included

  • Delivered in partnership with the University of Northampton
  • KPI Materiality Assessment
  • Facilitation of semi-structured field surveys
  • Social Impact report

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SBA Consultancy

Consultancy Services

Working with our pool of experts from our consultancy partners at Be.Partners and ActNow Consulting, we are able to provide speciality support on a wide range of ESG topics. We can assist in the development of strategy, action planning, reporting and implementation in areas including energy efficiency and renewables, human rights, emissions reduction, biodiversity, waste management and sustainable sourcing.

We offer comprehensive assistance in the formulation of ESG strategies, helping organizations to craft tailored plans that align with their core values and business objectives. Our strategic development process is meticulous, involving thorough research, stakeholder engagement, and alignment with global sustainability standards.

In the realm of action planning, we facilitate detailed roadmaps that outline specific steps organizations can take to meet their ESG targets. These plans include timelines, resource allocation, and clearly defined milestones to ensure measurable progress and accountability.

Our support extends to ESG reporting, where we help organizations to track their performance against set goals. This involves developing robust reporting frameworks that not only meet regulatory requirements but also communicate progress to stakeholders in a transparent and effective manner. By implementing cutting-edge data management and analysis tools, we ensure that reports are both accurate and insightful.

On implementation, we offer on-ground support to ensure that ESG initiatives are effectively integrated into daily business operations. This includes training teams, establishing new processes, and providing ongoing management support to adapt initiatives as necessary.

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