Sustainable Business Solutions: Environmental Consultancy for CompaniesEedama offers sustainable business solutions in the form of environmental consultancy for companies. We help companies become socially responsible while also proposing environmentally responsible activities.
1- Solar Energy Consultancy
The core competencies of most of our scientists and engineers is solar photovoltaic energy, we therefore offer solar energy consultancy for various types of audiences and application.
We can help you with the following topics:
- Choose the best technology for your application (A house? A remote site where you simply want a charging station? A mobile electricity generator based on batteries and solar panels?)
i. Solar systems technologies greatly differ: You might need an autonomous solar panels+battery system or a grid-connected system.
ii. Solar panels technologies also differ: Do you need thin film solar panels or crystalline silicon? This will depend on your expected consumption and on the location where they will be installed.
- Choose the best provider and control the quality of their work.
2- Make Your Business Sustainable
- Company’s Environmental Footprint: Electricity & Water Savings
Assessment of the company’s electricity and water savings, with regards to waste production, as well as energy and food consumption. We assess the saving potential, both in terms of ecological footprint and bills.
- Communication Campaigns: Organization of the Recycling facilities
Very often, sorting and recycling are facilities that should happen, nevertheless, they tend to be disregarded. We, however, make it happen! We will organize your bins, contact your collection company, and implement effective communication campaigns.
- Company compost project:
Perform food recycling at the facility and use the resulting compost to have gardening onsite, making your environment greener through both vegetables and tree planting.
3- CSR (Corporate Social Responsibility):
- 3.1 Policy Advice
“A policy is a set of ideas or plans that is used as a basis for making decisions, especially in politics, economics, or business”. CSR Policy advice ranges from design and formulation of policies and strategies, implementation and communication, and identification of opportunities in both product and process. The overall goal of a CSR Policy is to develop a sustainability model, differentiation and cost- efficient structures while increasing value for the client. A thorough understanding of the needs and wishes of each individual organization helps analyse the potential for creating economically, socially and environmentally sustainable CSR strategies. Steps Include
- Benchmarking: How do other companies work successfully with CSR?
- How can the company contribute to sustainable development? Identification of risks and opportunities.
- Definition of ambition level.
- How to integrate sustainable supply chain management?
- How to effectively communicate internally and externally around CSR?
- Sustainability / Environmental Consulting For organizations who already developed a CSR Policy but who are looking for advice around specific sub-themes.
- 3.2 ISO 26000 implementation
ISO 26000 provides guidance rather than requirements, so it cannot be certified to unlike some other well-known ISO standards. Instead, it helps clarify what social responsibility is, helps businesses and organizations translate principles into effective actions and shares best practices relating to social responsibility, globally. It is aimed at all types of organizations regardless of their activity, size or location.
- 3.3 Due Diligence | Internal | Compliance Audits
Services offered in collaboration with Gazelle Consulting
- A) DUE DILIGENCE AUDIT
During the purchase or sale of properties and companies, a detailed environmental / CSR review can help uncover liabilities, and estimate the costs for necessary actions. Benefits:
- Overview of hidden environmental liabilities before the transaction.
- A good basis to evaluate the environmental liabilities with respect to cost – important for establishing the purchase price.
- Overview of expected future environmental investments.
- Knowledge on demands from the authorities, today and in the future.
- Overview of contracts with respect to environmental liability, and possible responsibilities for clean up.
- B) INTERNAL AUDIT
The examination, monitoring and analysis of activities related to a company’s operation, including its business structure, employee behavior and information systems. An internal audit is designed to review what a company is doing in order to identify potential threats to the organization’s health and profitability, and to make suggestions for mitigating the risk associated with those threats in order to minimize costs.
- C) COMPLIANCE AUDIT
A compliance audit is a comprehensive review of an organization’s adherence to regulatory guidelines.
- A) DUE DILIGENCE AUDIT
- 3.4 ISO 14001 Environmental Management Systems
ISO 14001 sets out the criteria for an Environmental Management System (EMS). It does not state requirements for environmental performance, but maps out a framework that a company or organization can follow to set up an effective EMS.
- 3.5 CSR reporting according to GRI guidelines
The Global Reporting Initiative (GRI) is a leading organization in the sustainability field. GRI promotes the use of sustainability reporting as a way for organizations to become more sustainable and contribute to sustainable development.
GRI’s Sustainability Reporting Framework is a reporting system that enables all companies and organizations to measure, understand and communicate this information. GRI’s mission is to make sustainability reporting standard practice; one that helps to promote and manage change towards a sustainable global economy.
- 3.6 Environmental Management Accounting
EMA is the generation and analysis of both financial and non-financial information in order to support internal environmental management processes. It is complementary to the conventional financial management accounting approach, with the aim to develop appropriate mechanisms that assist in the identification and allocation of environment-related costs.