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CSR: Corporate Social Responsibility

By harnessing the capabilities of Pilio, we're confident in our ability to support your business to drive positive change, create shared value, and make a meaningful impact on society and the environment. Together, we can shape a more sustainable future while strengthening your brand reputation and fostering long-term resilience in the face of global challenges.

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What is CSR?

Net zero assessment

CSR stands for Corporate Social Responsibility. CSR is a business model that emphasises a company's responsibility to operate in a manner that benefits society, the environment, and its stakeholders beyond just maximising profits.

 

CSR initiatives can include philanthropy, environmental sustainability efforts, ethical labour practices, community engagement, and more.

Corporate Social Responsibility has been shaped by environmental concerns, ethical considerations, and changes in corporate governance. As a result, CSR has become a widely accepted approach for businesses to balance economic goals with social and environmental responsibilities.

The goal is to contribute positively to society while also enhancing the company's reputation and long-term sustainability.

What’s in a CSR Report?

A CSR Report, also known as a sustainability report, is a document produced by or commissioned by a company to communicate its CSR activities, initiatives, and performance to stakeholders.

CSR reports are typically produced by larger companies, particularly those with significant environmental or social impacts, although smaller companies may also choose to publish them.

 

They are aimed at a wide range of stakeholders, including investors, customers, employees, NGOs, government agencies, and the general public, and serve as a tool for transparency, accountability, and dialogue on CSR issues.

  • An introduction to the company's CSR approach and its commitment to sustainability.

  • Description of how the company engages with stakeholders such as employees, customers, suppliers, local communities, and investors.

  • Explanation of the process used to identify and prioritise the most significant social, environmental, and economic issues.

  • Details about the company's CSR strategy, goals, and policies related to social, environmental, and governance issues.

  • Data on the company's performance in key CSR areas such as environmental impact, labour practices, human rights, community engagement, diversity and inclusion, and ethical business conduct.

  • Description of specific CSR initiatives, projects, and programs implemented.

  • Information on how the company manages social and environmental risks in its supply chain, including supplier assessments and auditing processes.

  • Details about the company's environmental management practices.

  • Information on the company's contributions to social development.

  • Disclosure of the company's governance structure, ethics policies, compliance with regulations and standards, and efforts to promote transparency and accountability.

  • Discussion of the company's future CSR aspirations, targets, and commitments.

Pilio can support your business or organisation with the environmental considerations of the CSR report, in particular, environmental impact. 

Pilio offers a comprehensive suite of tools and services tailored to empower businesses and organisations in achieving environmental impact CSR objectives effectively. 

Net Zero Compliance

How Pilio Energy & Carbon Software supports your CSR Strategy 

Manage, monitor, measure and report your organisation's environmental management impact with Pilio's Energy and Caron software, including energy and resource usage, greenhouse gas emissions, waste management, and efforts to mitigate environmental impacts.

Energy Management Software:

This software empowers organisations to monitor, analyse, and enhance their energy utilisation. By pinpointing inefficiencies and avenues for enhancement, energy management software equips businesses to reduce their total energy consumption and carbon emissions. It offers real-time tracking of energy usage, pinpointing areas of heightened energy consumption, and recommending efficiency-boosting measures like fine-tuning equipment settings or adopting energy-conserving protocols.

Carbon Footprint Calculation:

 Calculating the carbon footprint entails measuring the collective greenhouse gas emissions generated both directly and indirectly by an organization's operations. This encompasses emissions stemming from energy usage, transportation, waste generation, and supply chain activities. By grasping the carbon footprint, organisations can pinpoint the most impactful emission sources and strategically prioritise measures for reduction.

Data-Driven Insights​

Pilio provides actionable insights derived from robust data analytics, enabling users to identify key areas for improvement and make informed decisions to optimise our CSR performance.

Performance Monitoring: 

With Pilio's intuitive dashboard, you can track and monitor your progress towards CSR goals in real time, ensuring transparency and accountability across all levels of the organisation.

Efficiency Optimisation:

By leveraging Pilio's software, you can streamline your operations, enhance energy efficiency, and reduce your carbon footprint, thus contributing to your sustainability targets while maximising cost savings.

Stakeholder Engagement:

 

Pilio's exportable reports facilitate seamless communication and collaboration with stakeholders, fostering meaningful engagement and dialogue around our CSR initiatives, and strengthening relationships with our communities, customers, employees, and investors.

Scope 3 Emmissions:​

Get a handle on your Scope 3 emissions (indirect greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions that occur as a result of an organisation's activities; generated from sources not owned or directly controlled by the organisation). These emissions typically arise from activities along the entire value chain, including both upstream and downstream sources.

Waste Generated in Operations:

Monitor and report your waste impact covering emissions from the disposal and treatment of waste generated during the organisation's operations, including solid waste, wastewater, and hazardous waste.

Pilio offers environmental consultancy services to interpret, validate and support your business and in achieving environmental impact CSR objectives effectively. 

Net Zero Strategy

How Pilio supports your CSR Strategy 

Carbon Reporting:

 

 Carbon reporting involves documenting and disclosing an organisation's greenhouse gas emissions to stakeholders, including investors, customers, and regulatory bodies. Transparent reporting provides accountability and allows stakeholders to assess an organisation's progress towards reducing its carbon footprint. It also demonstrates a commitment to environmental responsibility and can help build trust with stakeholders.

Sustainability Strategy:

A sustainability strategy outlines an organisation's approach to addressing environmental, social, and economic challenges while ensuring long-term viability and resilience. Within a Net Zero strategy, sustainability initiatives focus on reducing carbon emissions, conserving natural resources, promoting renewable energy, and enhancing environmental stewardship. This may involve setting emissions reduction targets, investing in renewable energy projects, adopting sustainable practices in operations and supply chains, and engaging stakeholders in sustainability efforts.

Building energy audits

Identify where your business can make cost-saving energy reduction interventions.

Carbon reporting

PAS 2060 and ISO 14064 schemes for carbon neutrality and accounting for carbon emissions. 

Energy efficiency 
Carbon auditing

Start with a building energy audit/efficiency audit, followed by monitoring and management.

Reporting on Scope 1, 2 and 3 direct and indirect GHG emissions across core business activities.

Scope 3 Carbon audit

Assess indirect greenhouse gas emissions to identify opportunities to enhance sustainability efforts.

SECR

Requiring UK companies to report on GHG emissions in their Directors' Reports.

Carbon reduction strategy

Expert advice and guidance to reduce emissions through innovative technologies and sustainable practices. 

Supply chain audit

Enabling your businesses to achieve your net zero ambitions by auditing the Scope 3 emissions in your supply chain.

Capital investment strategy

A strategic approach to allocating financial resources towards projects and assets to maximise long-term returns and objectives.

Policy & action plan

Set in your organisation's environmental policy and action plan. 

Life cycle analysis

Calculate the carbon emissions of a product you sell from manufacturers to eventual disposal. 

Beyond carbon

Land and nature services to help you understand your nature impact and take action.

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