We create, resource and deliver sustainability management practices and services within organisations, enabling our clients to achieve the highest standards for sustainability and environmental performances and helping steer several to repeated international awards.
We are passionate about the value that effective sustainability management practices and systems can create for our clients. Our sustainability services provide a catalyst for genuine improvements in sustainability and overall business performance, as well as providing a recognised benchmark and communication tool for staff and suppliers alike.
We recognise that it is important for companies to know 'where they stand' against their competitors and against leaders in the field of sustainability management. EDP works with companies to establish their current position by benchmarking them against the requirements of a number of sustainability and environmental performance standards, and also against the performance of recognised sustainability exemplars.
Once the benchmark is known, our sustainability management system tools; assess strengths and weaknesses; help to identify and manage significant impacts; can secure cost savings and internal efficiencies; provide sustainability improvement metrics and monitor and report on sustainability performance.
We do not offer a 'one-size-fits-all' solution. We firmly believe that while there are many common factors across organisations, each business needs sustainability support that is adapted to suit its unique systems, culture and reporting frameworks.
We have provided tailored sustainability management services for some of the world's best known brands, including installing our own sustainability consultants on client sites to operate as 'virtual' embedded employees, and providing direct consultancy support.
Our clients have repeatedly earned international awards and achieved the highest possible standards for environmental and sustainability performance which we are proud to have helped steer them to achieve, working in partnership to consistently succeed in economic and environmental savings in the areas of energy, carbon and waste.
- Sustainability strategy and policy
- Executive briefings
Benchmarking & Assurance
- Modern slavery act consultancy
- Business In The Community (BITC Index) support
- Sector/competence benchmarking
Performance Management Solutions
- Non-financial reporting software solutions
- Development of sustainability performance measurement metrics
- AA1000 Stakeholder engagement standard support
- Bespoke training packages
Reporting & Communications
- Marketing communications strategies
- Non-financial reporting
- Carbon disclosure projects
- Dow Jones sustainability reporting
- Carbon footprint reporting
- Global reporting initiatives
- Short-term secondment
- Global resourcing solutions
- Delivery of managed services
SUSTAINABILITY IMPROVEMENTS MADE AT WORLD'S LARGEST LAW FIRM
EDP helps Dentons achieve ISO 14001 and identify cost saving opportunities
Dentons is the world’s largest law firm, with more than 7,500 lawyers and professionals providing a truly global reach.
The firm works in a demanding environment, with Dentons’ building needs constantly changing to reflect the projects and key cases it works on; this makes the management of its sustainability performance vitally important.
When tendering for work, Dentons’ clients were increasingly interested in its sustainability activities and values, giving them added importance to the business.
To this end, Dentons employed the services of EDP to identify and then make improvements in the Firm’s sustainability performance, including the strengthening of the sustainability elements of its supplier engagement process.
EDP’s consultants undertook a full review of the environmental and sustainability performance of the Firm in order to identify key areas of strength along with areas where performance improvements could be made.
EDP then assisted the firm in the development of a clear environmental and sustainability strategy, including working with key contractors and suppliers to ensure they had a full understanding of the firm’s requirements and, even more importantly, that they were able to meet them.
Both Dentons and its suppliers have benefitted from EDP’s approach.
EDP helped Dentons achieve ISO 14001 certification, which enables the firm to demonstrate a level of confidence in its own performance to clients. EDP also rolled out a non-financial performance reporting software tool within the firm that makes it much easier for Dentons to assess its performance and report to its stakeholders.
Furthermore, EDP has helped Dentons identify real cost saving opportunities through being more efficient with the resources it uses, as well as raising awareness of the firm’s sustainability performance among its employees. As a result, sustainability plays a more prominent role in the business decision making process.
As Dentons continues to grow, it must meet the challenges of effectively monitoring and measuring its sustainability performance across an ever-expanding property portfolio; it therefore sees a continuing relationship with EDP as a key strength going forward.
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