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Top 10 Sustainability Highlights of 2021

2021 was a prominent year for sustainability. We’ve witnessed major high-level commitments globally, devastating climate change related natural disasters and heard scientists warn ‘code read for humanity’ in the latest IPCC report. Whilst we’ve seen strides of progress in some areas, the world still has a long, winding road ahead of us if we are to keep within the 1.5C target. With the start of 2022 well and truly upon us, we thought an introspective look at the year we've left behind would help keep the lessons of the past in mind as we take on new challenges for this [...]

By |January 16th, 2022|Categories: Blog, Sustainable Development Goals|0 Comments

Top 10 Takeaways from the Blue Zone at COP26

We’re nearing the end of COP26 with negotiations set to finish today (Friday 12th), although there are some discussions of negotiations continuing until this Sunday. Here’s what we've heard from the Blue Zone now that Day 12 is coming to end: 1. Two highest global emitters, US and China, sign joint declaration on climate change “through respective accelerated actions". Xie Zhenhua, Chinese climate envoy said that "We both see that the challenge of climate change is an existential and severe one... In the area of climate change, there is more agreement between China and the US than there is disagreement.” [...]

By |November 12th, 2021|Categories: Blog, Carbon Neutrality, Sustainable Development Goals|0 Comments

Top 10 Takeaways from the Green Zone at COP26

From the 1st – 12th November, the COP26 Green Zone was open to the public at the Glasgow Science Centre. Youth groups, civil society, academia, artists and businesses from across the UK and all over the world hosted events, exhibitions, cultural, performances, workshops and talks. Below, we have listed what we believe to be the most impactful comments and takeaways that echo the public views of this year’s COP event. 1. “We will be 5-6x more likely to experience heatwaves than the generations before us – we will get old, the amazon will undergo savannization and the animals we know [...]

By |November 12th, 2021|Categories: Blog, Sustainable Development Goals|0 Comments

Let’s talk about the ‘S’ in ESG

With 2022 set to see significant ESG (Environmental Social Governance) investment across industries, ESG maturity is entering a more sophisticated stage. Numerous short and long term social factors are imperative to a company’s sustainability performance. From labour strikes, customer boycotts to geopolitical risks or health & safety issues in the supply chain. As long as you have employees, serve customers and operate in a regulated environment – social considerations will impact every business across all sectors. This post will define what is meant by social performance, simplify the practicalities of integrating the ‘S’ in ESG including how to select social [...]

By |November 4th, 2021|Categories: Blog|0 Comments

How to Turn Sustainability Insights into Value Creating Opportunities

Organisations embracing Environmental, Social and Governance (ESG) practises as a driver of value creation are leading the transition to a more sustainable economy. As the world enters a new age, those leading the charge will be rewarded whilst laggards’ risk being left behind. With over 40 years of experience in sustainability data management, SustainIt drives positive change in SMEs and FTSE500s by delivering end-to-end data solutions for our clients. Using our expertise in this area, this blog offers industry insights into how to create value through data analytics, science-based targets, green funds, and social impact. How to use ESG to [...]

Improve Supply Chain Management in 6 Simple Steps

For every business, efficiency and effectiveness are both key in ensuring maximal profitability. No clearer is this than in the supply chain, where mutual dependence between suppliers, manufacturers, and retailers means that everyone has to be on their toes to ensure the consumer gets their good or service on time, to the required standard and at the right price. In the supply chain, things can go wrong, and waste can be a problem for supply chain supervisors and executives to deal with. Managing the supply chain from upstream to downstream is a must, but it can sometimes be difficult to [...]

Becoming a Net Zero Business

Net zero is becoming an increasingly important talking point in organisations worldwide. With mounting societal and ecological pressure, businesses are looking for ways to reduce their carbon footprints and encourage net zero practices across their entire workflow. While many of us are familiar with net zero as a concept, what does it actually look like in practice, and what changes do businesses need to make (and stick to) in order to become sustainably net zero? At SustainIt, we work with businesses to incorporate sustainability data into their decision-making processes, helping them to take the right steps towards net zero using [...]

An Overview of the Dow Jones Sustainability Indices

The Dow Jones Sustainability Indices (DJSI) are an important set of benchmarks that are relevant to a wide variety of sectors internationally. For any organisation interested in generating long-term shareholder value and genuinely striving for sustainability, these indices are incredibly influential. The DJSIs can be a difficult concept to understand initially, that’s why we've put together this brief overview to run you through the basic concepts of the DJSIs without the jargon and clutter that otherwise makes them so inaccessible. What are the Dow Jones Sustainability Indices? Launched in 1999, The DJSIs are a group of best-in-class benchmarks designed for [...]

SustainIt’s most recent collaboration with IsoMetrix, leading developer of software solutions

Here at SustainIt, we're pleased to announce our recent collaboration with IsoMetrix, a leading developer of software solutions for integrated risk management. We have collaborated to provide our clients with an optimised risk management solution. At SustainIt, we have always been on hand to assist our clients in optimising their software solutions to get the most out of their sustainability data. As we continue to provide this service, IsoMetrix supplies their leading EHS (Environmental, Health and Safety) and ESG (Environmental, Social and Governance) products. “SustainIt is able to drive positive change with [IsoMetrix’s] clients by guiding and assisting them in [...]

Comparing the Best Safety Management Software?

Health & safety at the workplace – something that we work hard to achieve on a day-to-day basis. The problem is, as your business grows, so do your safety concerns, which can prove difficult as an organisation reaches substantially larger sizes. We’ve come a long way from the factories of Victorian England, but there’s still a lot to consider when looking to improve your health & safety procedures. Many businesses implement safety management software (HSE) into their workflow in order to streamline their processes, but what is HSE, why do you need it and how on Earth do you choose [...]

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