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Sustainability

Over the past decade, we’ve seen dramatic changes in society’s expectations of organisations, a shift away from the idea that business is only about profit above all else, and towards the notion that companies must actively foster the social and environmental conditions that make profitability possible. Businesses who incorporate sustainability as a priority widen their view of risks and opportunities, and therefore increase long-term value creation.

Our team of expert sustainability consultants champion sustainability and guide clients in all stages of their journey to consider aspects such as compliance requirements, brand image, competitiveness, ESG strategy and non-financial reporting. Our services encompass the full journey from identifying and assessing materiality of issues, mapping sustainability goals against international and best practice frameworks, sustainability assessments, development of sustainability strategies and reporting, and certification against frameworks such as B Corporation.

Real World Impact

Project Experience

Case studies and project overviews, sharing the real-world impact we and our clients are making in the transition to a more sustainable future.

PROJECT EXPERIENCE

BECOMING A CERTIFIED B CORPORATION

We've been a certified B Corporation® since 2017

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Our Team

Our team have a strong and varied skill base across the broad area of sustainability strategy and support. This includes registered IS Accredited Professionals (ISAPs) and B Consultants. Heading up the team is Director Hannah Meade and Director Michi Morris, supported by the wider team.

Brian Kraft - Ndevr Environmental - web

Brian Kraft

Principal Consultant - Human Rights

Infrastructure Sustainability

Infrastructure is a vital part of how we interact as a society and ensuring infrastructure is managed in a sustainable way is important for its contribution to ensure a sustainable future. Our team have extensive experience in infrastructure having worked with both Federal and State Government on a range of technical and strategic projects, including emissions assessments of infrastructure, construction, vehicles, and equipment, along with emissions reduction options and business cases. We also assist organisations with climate risk and Task Force on Climate Related Financial Disclosures (TCFD) workshops, emissions reporting under National Greenhouse and Energy Reporting Scheme (NGERS) and the National Pollutant Inventory (NPI) and energy auditing and reduction strategies. We are members of the Infrastructure Sustainability Council of Australia (ISCA) and have a certified team of Infrastructure Sustainability Accredited Professionals (ISAPs) who assist with the IS rating scheme, including support in complying with ISCA certification from start to finish and assistance in achieving additional IS Rating Scheme credits.

Sustainability Materiality Assessments

Sustainability materiality assessments help identify, define and assess the most important environmental, social and governance (ESG) material issues for an organisation and determine what should be reported. The process of identifying these issues can be challenging. Our team of experts work with clients and their stakeholders, to help them understand the principles of materiality and to define and implement a robust process through scoping workshops and stakeholder engagement. To deepen credibility and integrity, this process can be done in alignment with frameworks such as the Global Reporting Initiative (GRI), ASX Corporate Governance Principles and Recommendations and the UN Sustainable Development Goals.

Sustainability Strategy and Reporting

Sustainability strategy and reporting is fundamental to help an organisation set sustainability targets, measure performance, manage sustainability-related impacts and risks, and understand opportunities to drive value for stakeholders. Our team work with clients to formulate robust sustainability strategies and to develop transparent and accurate reporting. We work in-line with regulatory frameworks and can compile, implement and assure all sustainability reporting and disclosure requirements, including the Global Reporting Index (GRI), ASX Corporate Governance Guidelines, CDP global disclosure system, Climate Active, Equator Principles, the UN’s Principles for Responsible Investment (PRI) and the UN Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).

B Corp Certification

Certified B Corporations are a new kind of business that balances purpose and profit. B Corps are legally required to consider the impact of their decisions on their workers, customers, suppliers, community, and the environment. The path to becoming a B Corp can be complex. Our team of certified B Consultants and B Facilitators, are here to guide and support Clients along the journey to becoming B Corp certified and also provide expert advice to enable clients to boost their scores by leveraging our technical expertise in carbon accounting and human rights.

Our team are able to assist in many facets of B Corp certification including:

  • B Corp certification workshops
  • Baseline measurement and gap analysis through B Impact Assessment
  • Strategic roadmap for improvement initiatives
  • Implementation of improvement initiatives to increase score
  • Submission and certification consulting support

Since 2017, we have proudly been certified as a B Corp and are well placed to leverage our expertise to support our clients on their journey.

ESG - Environmental Social Governance

Environmental, social, and governance (ESG) criteria are a set of standards for a company’s operations that measure the sustainability and ethical impact of its operations. ESG criteria are increasingly used as a measurement for investors to evaluate businesses in which they might want to invest and also to determine their future financial performance. An ESG strategy is now viewed as key criteria for any responsible business, to enable them to transparently share the ESG factors important to their current and future business operations.

A robust and fit for purpose ESG strategy can offer costs savings due to increased data capture and newly identified efficiencies, mitigate regulatory changes with an improved risk management approach, and provide a competitive advantage to meet tender/contract requirements while demonstrating a responsible approach to ESG issues.

We help clients with the technical advice and expert guidance needed to develop an ESG strategy tailored to their business that boosts their ESG performance indicators.

Our team can assist with the following ESG services:

  • Developing a tailor-made ESG strategy
  • ESG101 training (executive or generic)
  • Selection support for the right ESG standard
  • Materiality assessments
  • Current-state and gap assessments to build an ESG roadmap
  • Implementing improvements to boost ESG scores
  • B Corporation Certification

Sustainable Development Goal (SDG) Mapping

The United Nations Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) are the globally recognised blueprint to achieving a better and more sustainable future. We link our sustainability and human rights services to the SDGs and help our clients understand how to align their business strategy and initiatives to these global efforts. We can use SDG mapping to map client’s activities and processes to determine where they are contributing to the SDGs and where opportunities lie for increased engagement and leadership in this space.

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    ATIYAH

    CARBON NEUTRAL PRODUCT

    ​AWESOME STREETFOOD, ZERO CARBON – that’s Atiyah. With its launch in 2020, Atiyah became Australia’s first 100% renewable-run street food zero-carbon kitchen certified under Climate Active. Atiyah sets operational carbon efficiency benchmarks and raises awareness about the global warming impact of food choices. They even disclosed the footprint of every item on their menu to empower their customers’ low-carbon lifestyle. We assist ATIYAH with their carbon neutrality certification.

    ORIGIN

    CARBON NEUTRAL ORGANISATION & PRODUCT

    Responsible business is at the heart of what Intrepid does. Intrepid has been a pioneer in measuring and reporting carbon emissions since 2010. When it joined the Climate Active family in 2018, it became the largest global provider of carbon neutral certified travel adventures and the first company to voluntarily include all global operations in its certification.

    NEXTDC

    CARBON NEUTRAL ORGANISATION & PRODUCT NEXTDC are one of Australia‘s most trusted providers of data centre solutions. Since 2018 we’ve been assisting them with their Greenhouse Gas (GHG) accounting and in March 2021, the company broke ground with the launch of NEXTneutral, an innovative Climate Active-compliant colocation opt-in program for their customers. Learn more.

    GOODMAN

    COMMERCIAL & INDUSTRIAL PROPERTY
    Goodman Group is an ASX20 global property expert in logistics and business space. It owns, develops and manages industrial property in 17 countries. We provide strategic advisory on Goodman’s operational GHG inventory and trajectory, the GHG intensity of its investment portfolio, net zero pathway and carbon neutral certification, as well as the renewable energy delivery strategy.

    ISPT

    PROPERTY FUND MANAGEMENT
    ISPT is one of Australia’s largest unlisted property fund managers, with over $11.9 billion of funds under management. We assist ISPT with its net zero pathway, land-based offset strategy as well as maintaining its carbon neutral certification. When ISPT joined the Climate Active network, it pioneered many concepts. It became the first participant under Climate Active to voluntarily include base building operations on all its owned and operated properties into its organisational certification and, as an industry first, procured 100% Australian Carbon Credit Offset Units (ACCUs).

    BHP

    METALS & MINING
    BHP is an ASX listed, world-leading resources company and are among the world’s top producers of major commodities, including iron ore, metallurgical coal and copper. They also have substantial interests in oil, gas and energy coal. We assist BHP comply with energy and greenhouse gas legislation and advise facilities on matters related to energy use and production emissions.

    Intrepid

    TRAVEL
    Intrepid Travel is the largest small group adventure travel company in the world. Responsible business is at the heart of what Intrepid does. We assist Intrepid with their Human Rights reporting obligations as well as many aspects of its GHG accounting and reporting. This includes its Science-based target (SBT), making them the first tour operator with approved SBT. When Intrepid joined the Climate Active family in 2018, it became the largest global provider of carbon neutral certified travel adventures and the first company to voluntarily include all global operations in its certification.

    LION

    BEVERAGES
    Lion is a global beverage company with a portfolio of brands in beer, cider, wine, spirits, seltzers, and non-alcoholic drinks. Lion has four large and four small Australian breweries, and its brands include XXXX, GOLD, Tooheys New, and Little Creatures. We assisted Lion to become Australia’s first large-scale brewer to be certified as carbon neutral under Climate Active in 2020.

    QANTAS Airline

    AIRLINE
    Founded in the Queensland outback in 1920, Qantas has grown to be Australia’s largest domestic and international airline. We have worked with Qantas since 2016 on a variety of emissions reduction projects.

    ORICA

    METALS & MINING
    Orica is the world’s largest provider of commercial explosives and innovative blasting systems to the mining, quarrying, oil and gas and construction markets, a leading supplier of sodium cyanide for gold extraction, and a specialist provider of ground support services in mining and tunnelling. We assist Orica with their regulatory reporting such as NGERs and also carbon abatement projects.

    Fulton Hogan

    CONSTRUCTION
    Fulton Hogan has more than 80 years experience in the transport, water, energy, mining, civil construction and land development infrastructure in New Zealand, Australia and the South Pacific.
    We assist Fulton Hogan comply with NGER and NPI legislation for their extensive national operations. We work Fulton’s team to streamline reporting procedures to avoid duplicating data handling and transparently demonstrate data flows and aggregations.

    TOYOTA AUSTRALIA

    AUTOMOTIVE
    Toyota Australia was founded in 1963 and is one of Australia’s leading automotive companies. We have worked with Toyota since 2018 on many aspects of its GHG accounting, target setting, reduction initiatives, and reporting. We continue to inform strategic decisions around the contribution of the Australian business to the realisation of Toyota’s global Environmental Challenge 2050.

    H&H Group / Swisse Wellness

    CONSUMER GOODS
    H&H Group is a global health and nutrition company listed on the Hong Kong Stock Exchange. Consumer brands include Biostime, Solid Gold Pet, Dodie, Good Goût, Aurelia Probiotic Skincare, CBII, and Swisse Wellness, a vitamin, supplement, and skincare brand, born in Australia in 1969. We have been working with Swisse and the group on many aspects of its GHG accounting and reporting, including the ongoing management of its Climate Active certification.

    AGL ENERGY

    ENERGY
    AGL is one of Australia’s leading energy companies offering electricity, gas, solar and renewable energy services, plus internet and mobile plans. We have assisted AGL for over five years on a variety of activities including audit and assurance projects.

    VIVA ENERGY

    ENERGY
    Viva Energy is a leading energy company which supplies about a quarter of Australia’s fuel requirements. Viva Energy make, import, blend and deliver fuels, lubricants, solvents and bitumen through extensive national and international supply chains. We assist Viva Energy with a range of energy and greenhouse gas related projects. These include annual NGER reporting, Safeguard baseline setting, advice on Emission Reduction Fund opportunities and emission trajectories.