CATEGORY | Sustainability
Here’s how we help them with their carbon emission drivers.
It’s said that if you can’t measure it, you can’t improve it. That’s why measuring carbon dioxide is becoming increasingly important to everything we all do, because reducing it has a critical environmental benefit and monetary value in the economy.
So when major customers like the Victorian Government and Optus use our sustainability data for print and managed services into business as usual, we know this critical information has serious value for their own sustainability targets in driving change.
Finsbury Green reports emissions data to the Victorian Government on their print supply chain to all nine departments and dozens of outer agencies.
Together with the Victorian Government we have been able to reduce the carbon created through print by 1.001 kilotonnes over the past two years alone. And that’s not just about producing less print, but about working with suppliers who have genuinely implemented better environmental practices.
We’ve done this through a combination of technology and education. Using Sourceit, our sourcing software, supplier selection can be based on price, performance and environmental ratings. Educating suppliers on how to implement environmental practices through the Finsbury Green Star Rating system and empowering customers with the ability to select suppliers on more than just price, has been fundamental to reducing carbon.
Paul Towsey, our Victorian Government HUB+ Director says that our quarterly carbon reporting has seen increasing awareness and buy-in from departments.
We provide a level of detail, broken down by department and agency, which allows for each department and agency to assess their eco impacts, not only delivering important data but driving some competitiveness throughout the state government.
Year-on-year trends Finsbury Green has also been very instrumental in working with Optus to provide sustainable packaging information and data to support our annual Australian Packaging Covenant Organisation (APCO) Report and together, helping drive the internal change needed.
Alvin Seo, Environmental Manager, Group Sustainability at Optus said: Our environment strategy in ’Leaving the Smallest Footprint’ has a focus on product stewardship, climate change and carbon, as we see all of these as inter-related environment issues.As part of our climate action journey, we were the first company in Asia (Ex Japan) and Australasia to have our Science Based Targets for absolute carbon reduction approved in 2017 by The Science Based Targets initiative
(SBTi) which is a partnership between CDP, UN Global Compact, WRI and WWF. We recently committed to achieving net zero carbon by 2050. Sustainable packaging has a direct and indirect contribution to our carbon and environmental impact across our value chain, from resource utilization, product packaging all the way to their waste streams. Mapping our value chain, understanding our environment and carbon emissions drivers, and finally reporting and disclosures are critical to us achieving our broader environmental sustainability aspirations.
One of the many benefits of Finsbury Green’s work is to enable Optus to design and utilise more sustainable packaging throughout the supply chain and reduce its environmental impact aligned with its key environmental focus areas of Product Stewardship and Climate Change and Carbon.
The future of environmental performance for both the Victorian Government and Optus relates back to supply chain management and the need to make sure that their suppliers have as little environmental footprint as possible.
Credible, science-based emissions reporting makes that happen!
Any organisation that purchase goods without fully exploring how those goods impact global warming are only working to a single bottom line.
But the organisations that have been recognised for their environmental performance, have all vigorously adhered to supply chain pressure by ensuring their partners have the highest possible record.
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