A digital publication specialising in sustainability invited us to contribute an article. It was an incentive to put in writing what we are looking for with GreeMko. We are convinced that technology applied to the environmental area is the key to sustainable growth. How to put technology at the service of the environment? Specifically, what does a company achieve when it automatically calculates its environmental footprint? Mar Robles sums it up in five goals.
Reduce costs - why not invest resources in improving environmental performance, rather than spending them on calculating it? When data is automatically extracted, costs are reduced and time is saved throughout the process - from capture and consolidation to reporting and auditing. If the Environment department goes digital, it has time to analyze the results, exploit them and obtain relevant information.
Ensure the traceability and reliability of information To measure the environmental impact of an activity, company or project, we need a rigorous and exhaustive codification. Law 11/2018 on non-financial information and diversity states that company directors are the ones who sign the reports and are responsible for their veracity.
Scaling up environmental management. Often, the effort dedicated to the environment does not yield significant results for the company. The solution? A flexible technology, which allows an increasing flow of data, without losing quality or usability.
Establish internal and external comparisons with benchmarks. Companies invest a lot of effort in measuring, but standards are far from homogenised, as recent studies have shown. Technology is the best ally when it comes to using clear, fair and useful standards, endorsed by the international community.
Generate all kinds of reports and reports in just one click. Once the environmental management has been automated, all types of reports can be obtained: by period or by work centre; comparing with previous years; relativizing the data against the company's activity...
The full article can be read in Diario Responsable.