In today’s world it is accepted that improvements towards sustainable development can only be obtained in parallel with the developments in economy, environmental conservation, and social responsibility. Companies, which aim to play an important role in the international market, should target to integrate sustainability principles into their business practices in a fast and natural way.
Altensis provides a wide range of services covering technical, social and economic subjects within the framework of sustainability principles to national and international companies, which aim to integrate sustainability into their business practices.
Sustainability Strategy: Through identification of the risks regarding environmental, social, economic dimensions of the corporate governance, it is possible to turn these risks into opportunities leading to creation of value, in which these strategies are employed for the conservation of financial sustainability.
Sustainability Performance Management: Since the generic strategies focused only on financial growth of companies are not sufficient anymore in today’s dynamic markets, there is a need for a systematic indicator management for integration of other dimensions into sustainability strategies’ fundamentals.
The aim of indicator management is to identify the improvement potentials and provide alternative solutions for these potentials. The benefits of indicator management can be listed as following:
- Discovering the cost saving potentials
- Creation of awareness about risks and opportunities
- Increasing the competency of the company and its employees
- Enhancement of company reputation
- Venture into new markets and differentiation in present markets
Sustainability Reporting: The term “sustainability report” is a general term which is used for reports prepared on economic, environmental, and social parameters. Sustainability report can also be defined as a tool for being able to make reliable disclosures to internal and external stakeholders along with constituting the aim for improvement on sustainable development.
Sustainability report discloses and evaluates the sustainability performance of a company in a reasonable and balanced way.
The report includes both all positive and negative impacts of the company on its stakeholders. Additionally, sustainability reports should also involve the sustainability strategies, projects, and the way of governance in the companies. In general terms, it is expected that a sustainability report provides such a content and quality that the information requirement of all its important stakeholders is fulfilled. Sustainability reporting enhances brand recognition and competitiveness, whereas its influence on providing financial resources is low.
Carbon Management: According to Kyoto Protocol and the regulation on “Monitoring Green House Gases” published in 2012 in the official newspaper with the number 28274, some enterprises are required to monitor greenhouse gas emissions. Especially, enterprises providing service in international level are required to report their greenhouse gases according to the international norms and standards.
ISO 14064 series can be defined as the guidance standard for companies in preparation of inventories, reports, and improvements regarding greenhouse gases. The ISO 14064 series can be listed as following:
ISO 14064-1: Specification with guidance at the organization level for quantification and reporting of greenhouse gas emissions and removals
ISO 14064-2: Part 2: Specification with guidance at the project level for quantification, monitoring and reporting of greenhouse gas emission reductions or removal enhancements
ISO 14064-3: Part 3: Specification with guidance for the validation and verification of greenhouse gas assertions
With the help of its experts Altensis provides carbon emission calculation, reporting, and off – setting services according to the international standard ISO 14064 and the Greenhouse Gas Protocol (GHG).
Sustainability Trainings: Trainings which can be covered under the sustainability subject include general principles of sustainability, climate change, carbon footprint, integrated waste management. On the other hand, it is also possible to provide trainings with a specific content based on the needs of a company.