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Corporate sustainability is increasingly becoming an integral function of the business. Due to Global warming and depletion of natural resources, there is an increasing awareness among the customers to go for Green products. This makes the Organizations and their Vendors to strictly comply with Government regulations. Hence monitoring & reporting sustainability parameter plays a pivotal role.

 

The following table illustrates the subset of the Environmental consulting, sustainability firms and pure play software vendors and their involvement in Sustainability. 

 Sl no Vendors  Sustainability Initiatives & Consulting areas  Weblink (Given below) 
 1 SAP

Solutions offered:

  • SAP Sustainability Performance Management
  • Energy & Carbon (SAP Carbon Impact)
  • Product Safety & Stewardship
  • People, Health & Safety and
  • Environmental Compliance
 1
 2  CH2M HILL
  • · Brownfield redevelopment
  • · Carbon mining
  • · Ecosystems Management
  • · Sediment contamination
  • · Waste Management  
 2
 3 PWC 
  • · Corporate social responsibility strategy design and deployment
  • · Reporting and assurance of non-financial information
  • · Climate change and emissions trading
  • · Transaction support on issues concerning environmental health and safety; and corporate reputation
  • · Supply-chain risk management 
 3
 4 Deloitte

Creating a pitfall-free foundation with:

  • · Strategic Intent
  • · Operational strategy
  • · Governance & Infrastructure
  • · Operational integration  
 4
 5 Ernst & Young 

Four key drivers to achieve competitive advantage, increase operational efficiency & mitigate risks:

  • · Revenue generation
  • · Cost reduction
  • · Stakeholder expectation
  • · Government regulation  
 5
 6 KPMG 

To help preserve & improve value, KPMG helps clients to tackle challenges in:

  • · Performance & Technology
  • · Transactions & restructuring
  • · Risk &  Compliance  
 6
 7 ESS

Leading provider of Environmental, Health and Safety (EH&S) and Crisis Management software for enterprise sustainability. Solutions offered:

  • · Corporate Responsibility
  • · Crisis Management
  • · Environmental Compliance
  • · GHG/Carbon Management
  • · Health & Safety  
 7
 8 IHS

Solutions offered:

  • · Environmental Compliance
  • · Health & Safety compliance
  • · Incident/ crisis management
  • · GHG & Energy management
  • · Product stewardship & Compliance
  • · Corporate responsibility  
 8
 9 Enviance

Solution offered:

  • Carbon Management
  • GHG & Carbon accounting
  • Sustainability & CSR
  • Environmental Compliance
  • Health & Safety
  • Performance Management  
 9

Weblinks for the above information are from these below Reference links:

1.http://www.sap.com/solutions/sustainability/offerings/sustainability-performance-management/index.epx     http://www.sap.com/solutions/executiveview/sustainability/index.epx                             

2.http://www.ch2m.com/corporate/markets/environmental/default.asp

3.http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Big_Four_auditors 

http://www.pwc.com/gx/en/sustainability

4.http://www.deloitte.com/view/en_US/us/industries/Consumer-Products/6550f15355101210VgnVCM100000ba42f00aRCRD.htm

5.http://www.ernst-young.de/US/en/Services/Specialty-Services/Climate-Change-and-Sustainability-Services/Climate_Change_Sustainability_Services_key_business_drivers

6.http://www.kpmg.com/Global/en/WhatWeDo/Advisory/Pages/default.aspx

7.http://www.ess-home.com/news/press_releases/$_2008_10_09.asp

8.http://www.ihs.com/environmental-health-safety-sustainability/index.htm

9.http://www.enviance.com/solutions/csr-software.aspx

 

 Of the entire above list, SAP is a market leader in Sustainability space and exhibiting itself as an Exemplar (by publishing Sustainability reports of its own) and as an Enabler (by helping its customers to report on sustainability pillars: Economic, Environmental & Societal) in sustainability area; SAP has comeup with many products in and around sustainability for both Reporting purpose and as well as for Operational management purpose. SAP Sustainability Performance management which was developed early this year 2010, is targetting companies who are looking for Sustainability reports, Ofcourse the integration of this SuPM v1.0 with the other products like SAP CI, SAP EHSM solutions adds to the solution and the sustainability data can be directly fetched/ extracted from the back-end SAP or Non-SAP systems for ready-reporting.

 CH2M is an Environmental consulting firm that is helping clients in both government and industry project & helps in restoring natural resources as cost-effectively as possible.

 PWC, Deloitte, Ernst & Young and KPMG are the Big Four accounting firms on Sustainability consulting helping clients to make great profits by balancing economic interests against social & environmental concerns and by ensuring positive contributions to the society & minimizing any negative effect it may have on environment.

 ESS, HIS and Enviance are the top pure play software vendors & content providers on Sustainability scope, having clear strategies in sustainability solutions for business in the emerging market. These companies are emphasizing the business benefits (especially cost savings) of sustainability solutions. These software vendors are beginning to bring sustainability offerings to market and in the process they realize that success will depend as much on the alliances they forge, as on the products they develop.

 The market for business-sustainability software is still in nascent state, but it is also quickly becoming one where size and name recognition carry great weight. 

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  1. Abderrazzak Azirhi
    Hi Raghunandan ,
    thx a lot for sharing that intersting news.
    It indeed a good news to see our SAP becoming leader in sustainability market.
    I just wonder if you could share the provider of that sort of ranking and rating. Furthermore, I miss in that list the other big IT companies.
    Thx a best regards
    Abdu
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  2. Amar Misra
    Hi Raghu,

    Your article does not cover the work which Accenture is doing , as you understand that the UNDEP report for sustainability was prepared by Accenture only and they are building quite a number of solutions on the same.

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