Sustainability strategies are increasingly being seen as a business imperative in a progressively more competitive environment. The most successful strategies are those that are embedded within mainstream business strategy, as opposed to standalone strategies. In our experience this maximises its value and better enables companies to focus on the opportunities offered as well as the risks faced.
We understand the challenges you face - such as, competing strategic priorities, obtaining the ‘buy-in’ of the whole organisation, lack of investor awareness and engagement, and implementing a governance structure to ensure delivery and compliance - and we can help you to overcome them.
By combining our sustainability expertise with our wider skills in business strategy, modelling and valuation, we can offer a holistic service to our clients. Our specialist teams can work with you to develop a comprehensive and integrated strategy that adds value to your business. Our services include:
We can help you identify key risks and opportunities to your organisation resulting from the move towards a sustainable economy, and develop a business case to assess the value of potential sustainability initiatives to the business.One of the tools we use to work with you to develop potential value opportunities is our Sustainable Enterprise Value Map, an overview of which is given in this brochure.
Sustainability increasingly offers competitive advantage to businesses. Using our Deloitte Sustainability Scorecard we can help you to understand your strengths and weaknesses, and improve your sustainability strategy by benchmarking your sustainability activities against minimum legal requirements, industry peers and good practice in your international markets, and by undertaking a GAP analysis to identify areas where your activities could be strengthened.
As sustainability rises up the boardroom agenda, we can help you bring your piecemeal sustainability initiatives under a holistic strategy. An effective sustainability strategy can help your organisation obtain maximum value; we will design it, identifying material issues and suitable KPIs, build a roadmap for implementation, communicate the strategy and achieve ’buy-in’ from key personnel, updating the strategy as required.
A successful sustainability strategy, requires a governance structure that will ensure efficient delivery. We can help you at all stages of the sustainability lifecycle to: identify the key stakeholders who are critical to delivery; implement appropriate governance structures; develop the necessary policies to achieve your aims; assist with rolling them out into the business, and embedding them within all your activities; and finally conduct compliance assurance in line with industry codes of conduct.
Innovation is key to achieving a sustainable economy. We can help you to assess the sustainability of your new products and services and help you ensure these are suitable for your new markets. Our services include Life Cycle Assessments (LCAs), which map all life cycle stages of a product to evaluate potential environmental impacts, including carbon and water use.