Sustainability strategy design and deployment services
We help clients develop a well thought-out, credible and effective Corporate Social Responsibility ("CSR") strategy. As it can be a daunting and time-consuming task, organisations need to understand and prioritise both the strategic and reputational risks that arise as a consequence of their business practices and operations. Our methodology includes the following 5-phases for CSR strategy design and stakeholder engagement: CSR planning, benchmarking, gap analysis and workshops, CSR strategy design, roadmap and planning definition and implementation and monitoring.
We advise on the planning and development of a CSR reporting framework tailored to individual client's needs in line with international best practices and advise on the selection and development of key performance indicators to ensure that our clients effectively address stakeholder expectations in terms of transparency and accountability. This service comprises 3 main areas, directly linked with sustainability assurance:
- Reporting and communication planning and strategy
- Review and improvement of governance, systems and reporting processes
- Reporting analysis and feedback
Environmental health and safety due diligence
Chinese law covers all significant aspects of environmental health and safety and its requirements are stringent. Inadequate Environment, Health and Safety (EHS) performance is commonplace in many enterprises in China and can carry material environmental risks and liabilities. Those risks and liabilities need to be managed with appropriate indemnities and warranties in the structure of the deal (Environmental Due Diligence).
Whether a company is completing an acquisition, turning around a business, restructuring or divesting itself of assets, we can identify key environmental and social matters that are critical to creating a sustainable business and protecting shareholder value. We have developed an innovative, process efficient approach to Environmental Due Diligence that is particularly suited to assessing the material EHS risks associated with complex transactions.
Climate change has emerged as one of the most important political and business issues of our time. We have been working with policy makers and companies since 1997, helping to analyse issues and develop practical solutions for our clients. With our global network we offer a broad range of advisory, assurance and professional services that collectively guide clients through the complexities of climate change and emissions trading, especially in the following areas:
- Greenhouse gases data management, reporting and assurance (Carbon footprint and neutrality)
- Clean Development Mechanism ("CDM") projects
- Climate change strategy formulation
Supply chain risk management
Supply chains are getting more and more complex with many links that are outside the direct control of companies.
Introducing an ethical sourcing policy presents many opportunities such as increased knowledge about and better relationships with suppliers, support of brand values and a basis for increased dialogue with stakeholders on CSR.
We developed an integrated set of diagnostic tools and related services that help clients improve their business performance. We assist our clients in all aspects of ethical supply chain management to identify, prioritise and address supply chain risks including social, environmental health and safety risks.