U.S.-based sustainability consulting firm Pure Strategies this week announced a partnership with the Carbon Disclosure Project (CDP) to help companies that disclose emissions to CDP to minimize climate risks and impacts in their organizations, products and global supply chains.
Pure Strategies says it will work with CDP to help reporting companies to deepen their understanding of the key drivers behind their environmental impacts, optimize their reporting and determine actions that can reduce not only the impacts, but also risk and costs. The consulting firm also will work with the CDP to define best practices surrounding supply chain reporting and engagement and share these via webinar, report or online presentations.
“CDP is a tremendous platform for corporations to establish the credibility of their environmental tracking efforts,” Pure Strategies co-founder and managing partner Tim Greiner said. “Often times these reporting organizations also need help getting beneath the numbers to understand what drives them and how to get them moving in the right direction. That’s what we bring to the table — experience in transforming information into initiatives that can improve sustainability, carbon and business performance for the reporting company.”
For more than 15 years, Pure Strategies has helped clients such as Stonyfield Farm, Seventh Generation, Millipore, Walmart and others across a range of industries to establish themselves as sustainability leaders through enterprise-wide strategies, as well as changes to products and supply chains that avert social and environmental impacts.
CDP is among the first to create a global system for corporations to disclose their environmental data to investors. The organization now has 722 investor signatories representing some $87 trillion in assets — more than half the world’s invested capital. More than 80 percent of the world’s largest listed companies reported to CDP last year, and this year, CDP says it has written to more than 5,000 listed companies around the world, requesting disclosure of carbon emissions and climate change strategies.
“Going beyond facilities and operations to find the greatest opportunities for impact reductions is difficult, but essential,” said Paul Robins, Head of Partnerships at CDP. “Through ongoing work with The Sustainability Consortium and many individual companies, Pure Strategies has learned how to look far back into the supply chain and drive significant change.”
Pure Strategies is a co-sponsor of the 2013 Sustainable Brands Innovation Open (SBIO) sustainability start-up competition to be concluded next week at the Sustainable Brands ’13 Conference in San Diego, CA.