Sustainability Support and Strategy
Businesses all over the world are paying more attention to using resources more responsibly and are looking for sustainability support. As it can also generate value, many express the desire to become more sustainable, incorporate energy efficiencies, and ensure responsible use of materials and human resources throughout their value chains. In order to take action, these businesses are turning to sustainability experts to help them integrate sustainability principles into their strategies.
External sustainability support is an effective way for your business to start creating value from fewer resources. There are many ways to do this. For example, you can calculate a carbon footprint, conduct a product life cycle assessment (LCA), or acquire eco labels, declarations, and certifications, among others.
While there is general agreement that incorporating sustainability into a business model is positive for both the planet and people, it can be difficult to know where you can start.
Ecomatters Sustainability Support Consulting Services
Ecomatters is here to help. We are experts in sustainability with backgrounds in several fields of science, technology, business, and economics. Our diverse team has a history of working with small and large enterprises to help them measure impact and set targets to become more sustainable and effective.
Ecomatters provides sustainability support in many capacities. We can help make calculations, ensuring regulatory compliance, and even provide in-house team support. In order to offer effective support, we are up to date on the global standards for emissions and carbon calculation methods. These methods include the Carbon Disclosure Project, Global Reporting Initiative, and the various LCA ISO standards.
It is our priority to work closely with you to go beyond the numbers and make sustainability mean something productive for your business.
Notably, the success of our flexible and business-effective approach to incorporating sustainability can be seen in the history Ecomatters has had working with corporations on the sustainability goals.
Ecomatters has provided long-term support to AkzoNobel; a multi-national chemical supplier. AkzoNobel is committed to creating value from fewer resources and as such adopted the Planet Possible approach to sustainability. To do this, the AkzoNobel Sustainability division includes sustainability concepts and methodologies into their communication strategies. They also cooperates with the rest of the company to enable them to achieve their sustainability targets.
Over the years, we have provided the necessary support to achieve these targets and develop additional strategies. The projects have focused on the business areas of paints and coatings, and has cooperated with several business functions including production, purchase, HSE, R&D, marketing and sales. Covering the full sustainability spectrum, the projects have focused on topics including:
- Flexible support for AkzoNobel Sustainability
- Design and support carbon reporting systems
- Update of Eco Premium Solutions process
- Development Resource Efficiency Index (REI)
- Multiple EPD, LCAs and Eco-Efficiency studies
Additionally, we have supported the sustainability discussions at the level of EU trade association for performance chemicals.
Since 2009, Ecomatters has supported AkzoNobel Sustainability in the design and implementation of various key projects. Throughout the years, Max Sonnen and his team have responded effectively to our specific needs. The long-lasting character of our working relationship and Ecomatters’ flexible approach allow for a very smooth and efficient execution of projects.
– Klas Hallberg, Manager Sustainable Development
Teijin Aramid has also benefited from dedicated and personal sustainability support that Ecomatters has provided. We contributed to the flexible and effective management of many sustainability-related projects at Teijin.
While working together, we participated in projects central to the sustainability strategy of Teijin Aramid, including:
- Co-development of the Customer Benefit Model (CBM), an Eco-Efficiency Analysis (EEA) method certified by TÜV Rheinland
- Value chain analysis, development of customized tools and marketing activities
- Support in calculations of the environmental footprint of Teijin Aramid products
The strength of Ecomatters lies in flexible support and real cooperation for all kind of sustainability related questions and topics. Together we worked out the Customer Benefit Model, by continuous development of our combined ideas and modeling skills. Ecomatters’ specialists cover a wide field of sustainability expertise, which is very valuable for us.
– Heidi Beers, Specialist Eco-efficiency Services
… In for instance the calculation of our Ecofootprint the support of Ecomatters goes beyond the calculations itself. Discussions about the results and the use of these results in building business cases is an added value.
– Marjan Kamer, Specialist Eco-Efficiency Services
We are experts at building intuitive tools businesses can use to support further sustainable product development. We help our clients know how to use these tools and understand how to use sustainability to find opportunities.
How Ecomatters can help
Ecomatters offers a full range of services for small to large multi-national corporations. Our goal is to provide the sustainability support most effective for your business, in a way that best supports your organization. We are a friendly and flexible team that is happy to support in the capacity that fits your organization best. This could be anywhere from giving expert advice to taking over a full project from beginning to end.
Check out the full list of services we offer:
- Life Cycle Assessment (LCA)
- Environmental Product Declaration (EPD)
- REACH Compliance Support
- Carbon Footprint Calculations
- Carbon Neutral Transition Strategy
- Eco-Efficiency Analysis
We have several case studies on these topics featured on our website. Feel free to get in contact with us if you are looking for expert support for any of these topics.