Corporate Responsibility and Sustainability Management
Aspon Consulting’s expertise in the field of corporate responsibility and sustainability can help your organisation grow sustainably while fulfilling its commercial goals and business objectives. Sustainability is a holistic management approach that once embedded into each company’s business model and core strategy, can provide added value to that organisation, and to the community and the environment in which the company operates. It is also a framework that can help companies identify, prevent and mitigate possible adverse impacts and risks. Our suite of services on corporate responsibility and sustainability also include consulting on corporate social responsibility (CSR), which we implement using the ISO 26000 standard on social responsibility.
We can support you with:
Sustainability Strategy Formulation and Implementation
We can help you formulate and implement a sustainability strategy, as well as other company policies and practices related to sustainability more widely. Specifically, we can support you with any issues pertaining to community and stakeholder engagement, the environment, consumer issues, fair operating practices, labour practices and human rights. We will design all policies, strategies and practices to align with your organisation’s values and objectives, to help you achieve competitive advantage.
Corporate governance refers to the systems and processes through which an organisation is governed, thereby prescribing what kind of corporate citizens organisations seek to be. Effective and efficient corporate governance can ensure the survival and sustainable development of an organisation by improving its relationship with its stakeholders, ensuring transparency, managing risks proactively (covering legal, social, environmental and reputational risks) and ultimately providing the organisation with a social license to operate in its community. We can help you develop and implement systems and processes relating to corporate governance and social responsibility.
Implementation and External Verification of ISO 26000
ISO 26000 is the internationally recognised standard on Social Responsibility. We are uniquely positioned to support you with integrating ISO 26000 into your business, as well as reviewing and evaluating it on a regular basis. We can also prepare you for external verification of ISO 26000 by an independent third-party. Our staff is certified by Austrian Standards in implementing ISO 26000 and in undertaking social audits of the established system once in place.
Global Reporting Initiative (GRI) – G4 Sustainability Reporting Guidelines
The Global Reporting Initiative’s latest guidelines on sustainability reporting (G4) help organisations to disclose their most critical impacts on the environment, society and the economy. They help organisations generate and publish reliable and standardised information with which to assess opportunities and risks to the company and inform decision-making. Our GRI-certified staff can support you in your efforts to report on sustainability using the GRI-G4 guidelines.
Measurements and Evaluations
We can advise you on and support you with evaluating the effectiveness of your sustainability strategy and initiatives. We can help you develop a set of relevant Key Performance Indicators (KPIs) that can be used to measure progress against targets set and provide an overall picture of how sustainable your organisation is.
Sustainability Communication Strategies
We can employ a range of sustainability communication strategies adapted to your needs and objectives to communicate to your internal (e.g. employees, etc.) and external (e.g. clients, competitors, regulators, public, etc.) stakeholders, the status of your sustainability projects, your successes and learnings, and any other information you require. We can also use these strategies to transform internal sustainability projects into broadly accepted and acclaimed company measures.
If you’re interested in our services relating to Corporate Responsibility and Sustainability Management Services or require support with a related service that may not be listed here, please email us at firstname.lastname@example.org for more information. We look forward to helping you achieve your goals and objectives.