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Environmental Sustainability


Environmental Sustainability has become a multidisciplinary field which focuses not only on finding solutions to environmental risks and developing improvement of ecological services but on broader Governance issues as well. Worldwide, enhancements to Companies Acts now makes it possible for business leaders to be sued in their personal capacity for their organization’s environmental damages.
This accountability at board level is also aligned to the 2015 changes to the ISO 14001 standard. Boards are increasingly aware that investment portfolio managers are using Environmental, Social and Governance, commonly known as ESG, factors to help identify companies with more resilient business models. The best source of ESG data should be the organization’s Integrated Annual Reports, specifically performance indicators like the GRI G4 Environment and Social indicators. However, environmental watchdog organizations have published reports on how IAR outputs typically do not disclose regulatory body compliance infringement notices and negative views surrounding communities have of the organization.
These conflicting reports show that environmental management, sustainable development, and social responsibility are closely integrated and cannot be managed in silos. These factors have resulted in the growing trend of Sustainability and SHEC departments merging together. Added to this is a significant increase in the areas that need to be measured, monitored, managed and reported on. Information integrity of this data is a big issue, especially when the information is gathered using tools such as spreadsheets. IsoMetrix allows business leaders to easily performance manage ESG workstreams.
Developing an ESG strategy, setting and assigning initiatives, and reporting on performance in an integrated environment, is simple yet efficient. This centralized information system allows for well informed, actionable decisions. The IsoMetrix Environmental Sustainability solution is an integrated web-based platform that is based on the requirements of ISO 14001, incorporates the relevant clauses outlined in the ISO 26000 guidelines, and is designed to deliver ESG outcomes. Such is the agility of the product that it can easily be used to replace the spreadsheets that are typically used in any organization with secure, auditable, web based modules.
IsoMetrix allows your Environmental solution to evolve as your operational requirements change, quickly and easily. The solution assists organizations in managing the performance of Environmental Monitoring results and impact mitigation initiatives such as:
Energy Use and Carbon Foot printing
Water Use, Water Quality Management, and Water Use license obligations Material Flow which includes Material inflows, Materials Stored and Waste Stream Management.
Air Quality management which includes Fallout dust and Ambient emission monitoring
Noise and blasting Monitoring
Surface area change, Land use, and Rehabilitation and Biodiversity management.
To make Integrated reporting easier, these quantitative outputs are available in GRI G4 dashboard reporting format. Once a monitoring location has been created in IsoMetrix, strategic initiatives, compliance conditions, and monitoring data capture can be entered against the location. This provides visibility of the organization’s environmental compliance status at all times.
Data can be captured manually, or imported from Excel or through integration with existing systems. IsoMetrix ensures efficient tracking of strategic environmental impacts, mitigation, and adaptation initiatives. The solution provides the data needed to formulate the integrated annual report via the dashboards, modular reports and, if necessary, customized client specific reports. IsoMetrix ensures that environmental policies and objectives are compatible with the strategic direction of the organization As part of a broader integrated management system, environmental data can be used as source data in any of shared across other IsoMetrix solutions such as HSE, Strategy and Regulatory Compliance. This allows leadership to view the relationships of impact areas across the organization. Transparency and accountability with respect to environmental management, issues and performance are provided.
IsoMetrix assists the Sustainability department in managing their environmental impacts and evaluating their environmental initiatives by assigning actions and holding employees accountable for completing and providing feedback against their responsible tasks. The Action Manager is at the heart of any IsoMetrix system. Actions from any modules, whether audit findings or meeting minutes, flow through into the central action manager. Non-conformances are pulled through to the organization’s risk register and relevant levels of management are notified via email. IsoMetrix is integrated with ESRI GIS and any information with a geospatial reference can be represented on ArcGIS maps.
Stakeholders, monitoring, risk and impact locations as well as their corresponding attributes can be shown in the GIS interface. The IsoMetrix Environmental Sustainability solution enables SHEC practitioners to manage and monitor ESG KPIs in the same platform as their compliance, risk, incident, and audit and inspection solution. Regular inspections and audits can be scheduled for all monitoring locations and environmental KPI outputs. The effective implementation and use of the IsoMetrix Environmental Sustainability solution will secure your environmental license to operate. IsoMetrix has solutions across the GRC space including Health Safety & Environment; Regulatory Compliance; Social Sustainability; Land Access & Resettlement; Enterprise Risk; Governance & Ethics; Quality; Occupational Health & Hygiene and Primary Healthcare & Wellness.

Our Environmental and Social Sustainability solutions combine different sustainability processes in a dynamic, flexible and systematic way, thereby providing a single, comprehensive, integrated management solution.

Environmental Sustainability has become a multidisciplinary field which focuses not only on finding solutions to environmental risks and developing improvement of ecological services but on broader Governance issues as well.

There is a growing need for organizations to report on Environmental and Social Sustainability. IsoMetrix simplifies reporting on these multidisciplinary fields.
Environmental Sustainability focuses not only on finding solutions to environmental risks and developing improvement of ecological services but on broader Governance issues as well. Worldwide, enhancements to Companies Acts now makes it possible for business leaders to be sued in their personal capacity for their organization’s environmental damages.

This accountability at board level is also aligned to the 2015 changes to the ISO 14001 standard. Boards are increasingly aware that investment portfolio managers are using Environmental, Social and Governance factors to help identify companies with more resilient business models.

Find out how IsoMetrix can help you with your
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Why IsoMetrix?

The evolution of GRC software has strong parallels with that of ERP. 30 years ago, most companies had heavily fragmented ERP Systems: - a General Ledger from Supplier X, - a third-party Cashbook add-on, - an internal database for stock control, - spreadsheets for sales orders and - paper-based Purchase Orders. From the chaos of these separate systems arose the order of fully integrated ERP software suites. The evolution of GRC software has strong parallels with that of ERP. GRC systems are typically still fragmented; companies will have disparate electronic, spreadsheet and paper-based systems to manage quality, risk, safety, environment, business resilience, occupational health and hygiene, sustainability and many more. Fragmented systems bury important insights into the business, making effective management all but impossible. Only what is measured can be improved. By replacing unintegrated systems with a truly integrated solution, IsoMetrix introduces significant business efficiencies and provides visibility against HSE and GRC performance targets. The clarity an automated, integrated system provides drives informed decision-making. Enterprise risk disciplines are cross-functional, and focused on the impact on financial performance. Operational risk disciplines, however, are often treated separately even though they are usually inter-related. For example, a Quality incident could materialize in potentially significant impacts on Safety, Environmental, and Social. IsoMetrix consolidates modules such as loss events, non-conformances, safety and environmental incidents into an Events Module that is closely integrated with other modules such as Risk Assessment and Audit Management, promoting an understanding of the associations between different risk disciplines. So, what makes IsoMetrix such a powerful, integrated solution? All IsoMetrix applications are built using 15 basic building blocks, or controls. Like the base code of DNA, these controls can combine in an infinite number of combinations to form applications that cover all aspects of Governance, Risk and Compliance. Our customers get completely configured solutions but all use exactly the same source code, making IsoMetrix easy to support and upgrade. In addition, all data in IsoMetrix is related across all modules, producing a truly interconnected, holistic understanding of your business. Different users experience IsoMetrix differently. Andrea is a field employee who needs to Report a Hazard or an Incident. To do so, she can simply access IsoMetrix via her straightforward web interface, or via an app on her smartphone or tablet. It is quick and simple for her to enter the basic details of the incident. John – Andrea’s safety manager – is alerted about the incident via email. When he logs into IsoMetrix, he can validate the incident details and allocate the task of investigating the incident. John has configured his interface to highlight what is important to him. The personalised dashboards ensure he is able to manage by exception, focussing his attention where it is needed. Mirriam, the Director of Sustainability, interacts primarily with the system dashboards. She analyses them regularly: acting on trends, monitoring performance against targets, and keeping a close eye on leading indicators. Gone are the days of her capturing data to compile reports. With IsoMetrix, her system lives in real time. When she needs a report, she can generate one at the click of a button. As a result, Mirriam can spend more time planning and less time reacting. Data flows into IsoMetrix from multiple sources: • entry forms captured by employees, contractors and suppliers • handheld devices • smart meters • external databases such as ERP and HR systems • and the wearables, beacons and drones that make up the Internet of Things. Separate, this data is meaningless, but brought together into a cohesive whole, it provides an accurate picture of the governance health of the business, and allows the business to make better decisions based on predictive analytics The IsoMetrix Dashboards convert all this data into information, allowing you to identify high-risk activities, areas, and processes, as well as areas for improvement. IsoMetrix helps you to make better, informed decisions. At IsoMetrix our vision is to help you do Good Business.

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Use the IsoMetrix Environmental Sustainability solution for:

  • Reviewing the company’s environmental goals
  • Analyzing its environmental impacts and regulatory requirements
  • Setting environmental objectives and targets to reduce environmental impacts and to comply with regulatory requirements
  • Establishing programs to meet these objectives and targets
  • Monitoring and measuring progress in achieving these objectives

IsoMetrix allows you to:

  • efficiently track performance against compliance obligations
  • meet your sustainability management and integrated reporting needs

 


We have worked with a wide range of customers. We help to help them get the most out of their IsoMetrix software and achieve phenomenal returns while doing good.


 

Key Features

  • monitor and measure progress in achieving your strategic objectives
  • improve employees’ environmental awareness and competence
  • review the progress of mitigation and enhancement initiatives
  • report on environmental indicator performance

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Benefits of environmental sustainability:

  • Import monitoring information – such as air and water quality – quickly and automatically
  • View the positive and negative impacts of your business activities through dashboards. Use this insight to inform your planning and strategy to mitigate negative impacts and enhance positive impacts. You can even assign mitigation and enhancement initiatives per location.
  • Access your environmental performance at the press of a button through system-generated reports which are customized to your specific reporting requirements.
  • The Environmental Sustainability solution integrates with IsoMetrix Risk, Incident, Compliance, Audit and Inspection Management.
  • Secure your environmental license to operate by effectively implementing the IsoMetrix Environmental Sustainability solution.

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About IsoMetrix

We have designed our world-leading, integrated risk and compliance management software for HSE and sustainability experts who know what they want. At IsoMetrix we believe in Good Business. For us, that means helping you on the journey to a sustainable future, in which we look after our planet, the people and communities we work and live with, and ensure reduced risk – building more profitable and resilient organizations. In helping our customers to do good, we also help them do well. With offices in the USA, Canada, South Africa and Australia, IsoMetrix is geared to serve you at a global and local level.