Optimise and make a difference

The second step is all about doing. Our energy audit will give you a list of ideas to save energy, whereas a carbon footprint or life cycle assessment only take it as far as the impact calculation. If you want ideas, ask and Sustineo will include a roadmap to reducing your emissions or an eco-design review of your product.

If your focus is on energy, we can help with implementing the performance standard for energy, ISO 50001 energy management systems. This is a framework for your business to continuously improve in energy use. It’s a good standard in that it is performance based.

You might also consider integrating ISO 50001 with other management system standards, and Sustineo has assisted organisations blending ISO 50001 in with ISO 140001 environmental management systems and ISO 20121 event sustainability management systems for example.

Whatever way you choose to optimise your environmental or social footprint, make sure that you can measure the positive impact or savings. There’s no point wasting an opportunity to engage your staff and even less point in paying lip service to corporate social responsibility with no substance behind it.