Sustainability claims, declarations and marketing

We live in a world that never switches off. We have access to information, all day, everyday. And, thanks to social media, product and organisational sustainability credentials have never been more in the spotlight. But how can you be certain that your business and its supply chain are presenting a credible, sustainable image and are not mis-representing your brand and its values.

With regular accusations of green-washing and Sustainable Development Goal (SDG) rainbow washing reported by consumer groups and the press, organisations and brands can ill-afford to be complacent or unresponsive. Consumers are driving forward change in the market, questioning claims and declarations made by organisations and challenging brands to improve and to ‘up their game’.

Standards are improving and so are those of your competitors. So, in this global digital marketplace, ensuring that your sustainability credentials and marketing efforts remain compliant, robust and credible is of key importance to avoid the fall out and reputational brand damage that can ensue.

Is the message right?

We acknowledge that it can get noisy as organisations position themselves with their latest Environmental, Social, Governance (ESG) strategies on climate action, SDGs, worker rights and labour conditions, board remuneration and gender diversity, plastics, water scarcity and biodiversity.

Whether you are looking at shaping your own organisational or product sustainability claims, or reviewing those made by others, we can help.  We provide independent verification of proposed and published sustainability claims and declarations, sifting through the evidence trail to audit and validate that what is stated, is both defensible and above reproach.

To help position you in the best light, we offer the following service packages to brands, organisations, suppliers, retailers and investors:

  1. Screening package
  • Designed to verify general positioning and status.
  • Can be completed remotely.
  • Great for investors looking for comfort and for companies looking to onboard new suppliers.
  1. Groundtruthing package
  • Covers a wider more intensive review and independent data analysis.
  • Can be completed remotely and/or at source.
  • Perfect for companies looking to verify their own data and reports prior to publication and making claims.
  • Great for investors and companies looking to acquire new businesses and checking claims made.
  1. Deep dive package
  • Forensic sustainability due diligence for robust claims, transparency and assurance.
  • Perfect for in the public eye brands and emotive product supply chains where reputation is paramount.

Whether you’re looking inwardly, outwardly or to the future when it comes to seeking assurance, we can tailor our approach to your specific circumstances.

Our areas of expertise

Corporate Sustainability Performance & Reporting

  • Sustainability Scorecards
  • Environmental & Social KPIs
  • Non-Financial Sustainability Reports
  • Environmental-Social-Governance (ESG) Reports
  • Human Rights & Labour Standards
  • Supply Chain Environmental & Social Risks
  • Management Systems, Policies, Procedures, Standards & Controls

Products

  • Sustainability Accreditations & Certifications
  • Sustainability Claims
    • ‘Free From’ (e.g. palm oil, microplastics etc)
    • Energy Saving
    • Natural & Organic
    • Ethically / Fair Labour Traded
    • Sustainably Sourced
    • Biodegradable Packaging
    • Ocean / Environmentally Friendly 
  • Forest Risk Commodities
  • Conflict Minerals
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Matt Farnsworth

Technical Director - Sustainable Business, ESG & Transaction Advisory +44 (0) 1454 853 000 EMAIL
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Bristol | UK

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