Sustainability Analysis Tool (SAT)

Sustainability Analysis Tool (SAT)

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Due to the growing demand for businesses to address sustainability principles throughout their value chain, DCarbon provide custom made smart automation solutions to satisfy your business needs. The motivation for addressing sustainability issues has generally been a top priority for key stakeholders – such as investors, large scale customers, employers, and CSOs, with a corresponding request for acting.  

To take meaningful action, an organization needs to start by defining what sustainability means with respect to its mission, products and services.  This initial step requires a baseline assessment of how well the organization is performing in relation to defined sustainability parameters and which initiatives it might pursue to better integrate sustainability parameters into the core systems and procedures of the enterprise.

Defining what sustainability means for your organization is not an easy task as classical definitions of sustainability are rather broad.  For a manufacturing entity, the term Sustainability tends to mean an operational approach that emphasizes long-term viability in terms of environmental, economic and social dimensions, and that does not negatively impact the opportunities of future generations.  The challenge for most organizations is translating that definition into a framework for distinctive, meaningful workflows.

A Framework for Sustainability Assessment

A practical framework for conducting a sustainability assessment involves the following key steps:

  1. Conduct a benchmark analysis within the relevant industry sector
  2. Identify best sustainability practices among the selected peer group
  3. Evaluate current organizational performance relative to the best practices
  4. Characterize the relative importance of sustainability elements to your organization
  5. Rank and prioritize sustainability options
  6. Develop short-term, mid-term, and long-term sustainability targets

This framework enables the organization to systematically evaluate its own sustainability performance, identify potential sustainability action items (particularly those that are most relevant for its business sector), and determine options for communicating with key stakeholders regarding its sustainability initiatives. 

Following are our Smart Automation Solutions for Data Collection and Analysis that can inform decision makers and direct business strategies and policies toward Win-WIN case:

Sustainability Analysis Tool (SAT)

“A Simple and User-Friendly Module for identifying Sustainability Gaps to improve the company’s Sustainability Practices”

SAT Module identifies the corporate’s status regarding sustainability through two focus areas, Strategy and Activities, to differentiate between planning and Practice. The actions demonstrated by the corporate within each dimension are mapped into the maturity levels. 

SAT Collects data for each dimension through a series of questions with assigned point values. Corporates are given a maturity level based on the overall response to the questions. The tool helps companies understand their core strengths, key requirements and directions toward sustainability. 

Sustainability and Integrated Reporting Module (SIRM)

“In the new era for sustainable practices, Corporates SHALL create financial, environmental, and social value while in no way weakening the abilities of humans and other forms of life to flourish on Earth forever”.

DCarbon utilizes science-based goals for a business that aspires to respect nature, optimize resources, foster wellbeing and strengthen society. Integrated Reporting <IR> framework encourages corporates to assess how it impacted six capitals over the reporting period: natural, human, social, financial, manufactured and intellectual capitals to determine the corporate’s value added (positive or negative).

DCarbon developed an Integrated Reporting Module (SIRM) to assess corporate’s sustainability value added through Science-Based Targets. The IRM is a model for assessing and guiding corporates in creating innovative sustainable growth that contribute to the triple bottom line (People, Planet, prosperity).

There is a many-to-many relationship between the SIRM Targets and the global Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), whether directly or indirectly. Since corporates need to make progress on the whole set of SIRM Targets and contribute to all the SDGs, the SIRM makes it easy and straight forward to use performance on the science-based Targets to assess business contribution to the SDGs.

Carbon Digital Decision Support Tool (CDDS)

DCarbon Developed the First State-of-the Art Carbon Digital Decision Support Tool in Egypt (CDDS).

The aim of CDDS Tool is to utilize methods and techniques currently used  into a user friendly digital tool that draws on existing national and international standards and methodologies (such as national energy mix emission factors, IPCC Protocol, GHG protocol, the Carbon Disclosure Project) to enable business firms to measure, compare, benchmark and report on its direct carbon footprint.  The CDDS tool  encompasses visualization tool to allow comparison of metrics across a specified time period, thereby supporting decision makers to identify the main sources of emissions, the low hanging fruits for mitigation, the deviation from set targets, evaluate their status in meeting their set target of CO2 emissions reduction, make educated decisions regarding adjusting procedures and/or targets.