For businesses, using sustainability systems based on credible practices brings significant benefits. It can improve market access, funding, profitability, long-term stability of partnerships, and reduce reputational and other risks.

Sustainability systems can inform corporate policies and agendas across whole sectors. Their strength lies in bringing together market actors. In doing so, they can guide the uptake of practices and processes which lead to improved social, environmental and financial impacts.

We support businesses, governments and other stakeholders to understand and work effectively with sustainability systems to achieve their goals.

Use sustainability systems to guide your sustainable operations

Using sustainability systems means companies and their supply chain partners can take practical steps to ensure their operations are sustainable, and to prove their credibility to buyers and consumers. Businesses can also use them to measure progress and verify commitments. 

Sustainability systems and finance 

For banks, investors and those involved in financial services, sustainability systems can provide the necessary data and evidence to channel and unlock investments. Sustainability systems are commonly used as due diligence tools to screen for environmental, social and governance risks, and are often used to operationlise sustainability policy frameworks. They are also becoming increasingly important in the development of innovative investment products such as green bonds and sustainability-linked loans.