The law implementing the CSR reporting obligation for large, publicly traded corporations, calls for the publication of non-financial information for the first time starting in 2017. However SMEs and supplier companies will also feel the effects of compulsory CSR reporting soon. It is to be expected that customers will increasingly question their involvement in topics such as environment, social responsibility, employer, human rights, corruption and diversity in the administrative, management and supervisory bodies.
FutureCamp can support you with the following tasks:
- Drafting of appropriate reports according to the standard of the Global Reporting Initiative (GRI-SRS)
- Creating sustainability reports according to the German Sustainability Code (DNK)
- Integration of sustainability information in the management report
- Upstream processes such as stakeholder participation, materiality analyses, the definition of key performance indicators, data queries
- Implementation and further development of your sustainability strategy with goals and measures based thereon
- Positioning in popular sustainability assessments such as oekom research, FTSE4Good, Sustainalytics and Vigeo Eiris
- Preparation and implementation of supplier evaluations and audits such as EcoVadis
FutureCamp is an official training partner for the German Sustainability Codex and regularly organizes events in this context.
"With our support, you can rest assured that all your urgent questions will be reliably answered and you will know for certain in how far you are affected and whether you meet all legal requirements. Avoid painful financial sanctions that threaten you, should you fail to meet your reporting obligations.
In addition, CSR reporting deepens your knowledge of your own value chain, providing you with important information about potential risks to your business. Furthermore, you increase your competitive edge because you meet the transparency requirements and provide all information needed by your stakeholders."
Annette Gruß is Managing Director of FutureCamp Climate and responsible for the business areas Climate, Energy, Sustainability and Environment. She built up the Sustainability Business Unit at FutureCamp, where she supports clients such as Covestro and Emsland Group in sustainability reporting. In addition, she has extensive experience in the development of energy, environment, sustainability and climate strategies and supports clients with their target definition. Furthermore, Ms. Gruß assists companies in the introduction and further development of environment and energy management systems. Profound knowledge in conceptual design and implementation of information events and workshops complete her profile. Prior to joining FutureCamp, Ms. Gruß worked as a management consultant and auditor at PwC Deutsche Revision AG, where she audited sustainability reports, among others.
FutureCamp assisted Covestro AG with the preparation of the sustainability report according to GRI G4 and parts of the 2016 Annual Report.
"FutureCamp supported us very competently and Ms. Gruß and her team looked at our content in great depth and provided valuable information leading to a substantial improvement in our sustainability reporting."
Vice President Corporate Sustainability of Covestro, Dr. Bischof
Life Cycle Assessments describe the environmental impacts of product systems, they are also referred to as eco-balance assessments. They involve the analysis of environmental impacts such as greenhouse gas emissions (GHG emissions), land use and utilisation, water consumption and pollution, and biodiversity. Life Cycle Assessments are used very differently. Often, the focus is on CO2 emissions, which are mapped via carbon footprints. However, looking at GHG emissions alone is sometimes not sufficient, because improvements in one impact category can lead to negative effects in other impact categories. One example of this are low specific GHG emissions from ocean freight transport, but high soot, sulphur dioxide and heavy metal emissions when the ship is operating on heavy fuel oil.
FutureCamp can help you:
- to decide what environmental impacts are relevant to your business and how the data can be collected,
- with the actual development of a life cycle assessment for your products or services,
- in establishing the processes, so that a permanent monitoring is possible and
- in preparing and presenting information appropriately for specific addresses
Growing industrialisation and intensification of farming, population growth and climate change are resulting in a lack of drinking and processing water in an ever increasing number of regions. Water scarcity or flooding, stricter requirements for wastewater treatment and the entire value chain of a product present new challenges and tasks for European companies, too.
An active water management
- helps you to identify and minimize risks early on,
- promotes the attractiveness of your company and your products for investors and customers,
- optimizes the process structures and thus reduces costs.
FutureCamp can support you
- with the development of a sustainable water strategy for your company and the definition of company-specific targets,
- in the analysis, evaluation and monitoring of various report formats, such as Water Stewardship (EWS, AWS), CDP Water Program, Environmental Management Systems (ISO 14001, EMAS), CEO Water Mandate,
- in identifying the direct and indirect water footprint for your business or individual products.
Management systems for quality, environment, occupational safety and energy are often introduced in companies as parallel systems. Furthermore, they are not always optimally implemented, which effectively reduces their benefits. Integrated systems, on the other hand, make a significant contribution to increasing the profitability of a company, meeting quality and legal requirements, and reaching environmental and climate protection goals.
Our service portfolio for you includes:
- Introduction and further development of management systems according to DIN EN ISO 9001, DIN EN ISO 14001 and EMAS
- Support in the transition to standard revisions and integration of management systems
- Conducting workshops and employee training
- Conducting context, opportunity/threat and stakeholder analyses
- Carrying out internal audits