Stakeholders such as rating companies, investors as well as interest groups have different expectations as to the level of transparancy of corporate sustainability reporting. Management approach and control strategies are key to demonstrating true CSR performance.
CSR reporting is evolving from a sheer communication instrument to being fully embedded into company's management processes and performance measurement.
Biomass is expected to play a growing role in reaching the challenging renewable energy and carbon reduction targets. In managing their portfolio, companies need to anticipate on changing requirements in/for the supply chain.
SQ Consult has assisted several companies with their Corporate Sustainability Report, ranging from organising a stakeholder consultation to taking on full responsibility for the report.
We have advised companies without a reporting process in setting up a level of ambition for transparency, looking for the balance between business interests and stakeholders' expectations.
SQ Consult's biomass experts have worked on sustainability criteria, helping both policy-makers and market parties in specifying and using certification schemes.
We assist companies in setting up sustainable purchasing processes and addressing their need to monitor the entire product/value chain.
We have worked with energy utilities in North-West Europe, Latin America and Spain, including N.V. Nuon Energy, EBN and EDF.
We have been coordinating several Corporate Sustainability Reports, such as GRI A+ rated reports of N.V. Nuon Energy. We have advised parties involved at different level of the value chain in deciding on the degree of transparency and on the relevance of indicators chosen for reporting. Services are offered in Dutch, French, English and Spanish.
Government agencies which have contracted our services of biomass sustainability included Agentschap NL and CNE, assisting them in setting up national sustainability criteria for biofuels.