The complexity of the enterprise presented hefty data sets that made reporting, compliance, and auditing functions laborious. In-house legacy excel systems increased costs, presented continuity and audit risk, and could not scale to continued growth. In addition to reporting and compliance, the company sought robust analytical solutions to assess energy reduction and other sustainability projects in the context of ROI and other expected benefits. With the US government as its key client, it was also desirable to present a strong track record of compliance and sustainability backed by reliable, auditable metrics.
With these strategic issues in play, the company needed a robust, scalable, secure, and flexible system to manage GHG, energy, and other sustainability metrics enterprise wide. It issued a detailed RFP with the aim of finding a technology partner who could support their complex requirements.
After months of rigorous due diligence examining a wide field of software vendors and consultancies, the company selected Carbonetworks for several key reasons. Carbonetworks stood out from competitors as providing superior modelling capabilities, and an intuitive, easy to use web interface to minimize training requirements. The solution suite provided scalable, secure architecture with SAS-70 Type II Certification. Finally, the rapid, low-risk implementation model and track record of leadership in the GHG software industry convinced the company Carbonetworks had the winning solution to handle the current requirements, and provide progressive solutions going forward.
Carbonetworks supported the company in implementation of an enterprise GHG system for all of their businesses worldwide, involving hundreds of sites and encompassing a full data set of Scopes 1, 2, and 3 emissions. The implementation timeframe was just 10 weeks - extremely aggressive for a company of this size and complexity. With a “single source of truth” for all their GHG, energy, water, waste and other sustainability metrics in the Carbonetworks system the company reduced their cost, risk, and overhead for data management. To top it off, Carbonetworks allowed the company to streamline their compliance reporting; presenting senior management with strategic insight to make better business decisions (optimizing ROI), and met the company’s strict IT security, scalability, usability, and compliance requirements. Armed with their new Carbonetworks system, the company now enjoys enhanced confidence in marketing their achievements as an industry leader in sustainability strategies.