CGBC Sustainability Services

Sustainability Services

What is Sustainability?

Sustainability can be explained as “meeting the needs of the present without compromising the ability of future generations to meet theirs.”

It has three main pillars:  Social, Environmental and Economic. These three pillars are informally referred to as people, planet, and profits. 

In the business world, sustainability is associated with an organisation’s holistic approach to its operations, considering everything, from manufacturing to logistics to supply chain to customer service. It is important to address all three pillars of sustainability in policy development via an integrated approach. 

Environmental

The business mostly focuses on energy, waste, pollutants and carbon footprint, putting in place methods to reduce the environment factors.

Social

The business will concentrate on how internal and external stakeholders are treated and gain approval and buy-in from employees, stakeholders, and the community you are operating in. Within this pillar the business also needs to understand how its supply chain is being operated.

Economic

The business needs to address the bottom line. In order to be sustainable, a business must be profitable. This pillar is also called the governance pillar. Activities such as proper governance, compliance and risk management are within the economic pillar.

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Why is Sustainability important for every organisation?

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Climate change is the most pressing and urgent issue of our time. Even in years dominated by a global pandemic, the sustainability revolution has gained more focus and expanded to include a wider range of environmental and social issues. This has been further highlighted with COP26 where the whole world was watching as government officials agreed the next goals for the world to achieve.

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There is an urgency for businesses to improve their environmental credentials. The time for people and businesses to act is now. Every organisation needs to reduce their CO2 footprint by 50% by 2030 and achieve carbon zero by 2050.

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Consumers and investors are demanding significant change. Make no mistake, this is a revolution and within every industry nearly every product and most of our habits are under scrutiny. It would be downplaying it to call it anything else - even what executives drive will be under surveillance and critiqued as companies will now be expected to walk the walk as well as talk the talk.

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Tangible business benefits of Sustainability
- Improved productivity and reduction in operating costs
- Attraction of progressive talent, investors and shareholders 
- Improved brand image and competitive advantage
- Minimisation of carbon risk and improved energy efficiencies 
- Compliance with industry regulation and legislation
- Funding available for all businesses/organisations committed to sustainability practices

So, what are you waiting for? Contact us today to start your sustainable journey and be part of making our environment better for the next generations. 

Net Zero Road Map

Facing the urgency of climate change and global warming, governments are legislating and investors are following very closely sustainable practices and carbon reduction strategies being put in place by companies. Society is demanding action to become Net Zero.

United Nations Sustainable Development Goals (SDG's)

The 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development, adopted by all United Nations Member States in 2015, provides a shared blueprint for peace and prosperity for people and the planet, now and into the future. At its heart are the 17 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), which are an urgent call for action by all countries – developed and developing – in a global partnership. They recognize that ending poverty and other deprivations must go together with strategies that improve health and education, reduce inequality, and spur economic growth – all while tackling climate change and working to preserve our oceans and forests.

The achievement of SDGs is essential for a better and more sustainable future for us all!

While the SDGs are addressed to countries and governments, all types of organisations, regardless of their size can play a significant role to support the achievement of SDGs by implementing ISO standards such as ISO 14001 (environmental), ISO 50001 (energy) ISO 45001 (health and safety), ISO 9001 (quality), ISO 26000 (Social Responsibility), ISO 37001 (Corporate Governance) and ISO 27001 (Information Security) to improve operational practices and strengthen their bottom line.

So, what are you waiting for?

Contact us today to start your sustainability journey and be part of the solution to making our environment better for the next generation.

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Case Study

KORE Systems was the first company in Ireland to achieve the ISO 9001:2015 & ISO 14001:2015 management system certification with NSAI (National Standards Authority of Ireland) on 11th February 2016.

Although the standard had just been published, CG Business Consulting is proud to have been the consultancy firm contracted by Airpacks Ltd t/a KORE Systems. They commissioned CGBC to design, document and implement their integrated ISO 9001:2015, ISO 14001:2015 & OHSAS 18001:2007 management system.

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ISO Standards

We have the perfect service for your organisation, across a variety of business ISO standards.