Sustainability Emergency –
what are you doing?

In 2019 11,000 scientists jointly declared that the earth is “clearly and unequivocally” facing a sustainability emergency. Governments, large corporations and councils are now taking steps to ensure they are carbon neutral, as well as reducing plastic and water intake. Sustainability is now part of our language and everyday people are concerned or impacted by it and demanding action.

 

At Datore, we give you the tools and data you need to accurately declare, measure and prove you have acted responsibly and in good time to the sustainability emergency.

Sustainability Emergency –
what are you doing?

In 2019 11,000 scientists jointly declared that the earth is “clearly and unequivocally” facing a sustainability emergency. Governments, large corporates, councils are making themselves net zero and carbon neutral, reducing plastic and making water declarations. sustainability is now part of our language and everyday people are concerned or impacted by it and demanding action.

What are you doing about the sustainability emergency and how do you intend to declare, measure and prove you have acted responsibly and in good time?

IN A HURRY ?
Here is all you need to know about Datore in one minute

IN A HURRY ?
Here is all you need to know about Datore in one minute

Measurement is key
Declaring you will be carbon net zero by 2030 is one thing. Proving this fact to your customers, stakeholders and communities is another – and entirely more important! KPI’s serve us well in most other aspects of business, and so are certain to figure in climate change.

 

We use the following data to help you make the appropriate next steps;

  • Water usage, rainwater harvesting, water conservation and flood avoidance.
  • Reduction in the use of plastics and other environmentally damaging waste products.
  • Reduction in waste materials and cutting out unnecessary packaging.
  • Air pollution.
  • Bio-diversity and protection of species and environments.
  • Energy consumption, energy from sustainable sources.
  • Carbon emissions buildings and vehicles.
  • Carbon footprint and embodied carbon.
  • Carbon and waste impacts when decommissioning plant and equipment.
  • Extending life of plant, equipment and building fabric to reduce environmental impacts.
  • Supply chain sustainability measurement and control.

Data integration is the enabler
No matter which data you choose to measure, you will likely need to work within a large number of spreadsheets and systems. Extracting this data, aggregating it and then meaningfully joining it as a base for KPI reporting will be a challenge, but the key to success.

 

Datore can quickly, securely and inexpensively integrate data from a variety of disparate sources. Such as;

  • Utilities data for gas, electricity, oil, diesel and water.
  • Transport and travel emissions.
  • Property Management systems.
  • Asset management systems.
  • Waste management systems.
  • Enterprise systems.
  • Service Provider systems.
  • Spreadsheets, apps and bespoke solutions.

Measurement will be key
Declaring you will be carbon net zero by 2030 is one thing. Proving to your customers, stakeholders and communities will be another! KPI’s serve us well in most other aspects of business and so are certain to figure in climate change.

Some key topics that need to be included are:

  • Water usage, rainwater harvesting and water conservation, flood avoidance.
  • Reduction in the use of plastics and other environmentally damaging waste products
  • Reduction in waste materials and cutting out unnecessary packaging
  • Air pollution
  • Bio-diversity and protection of species and environments
  • Energy consumption, energy from sustainable sources
  • Carbon emissions buildings and vehicles
  • Carbon footprint and embodied carbon
  • Carbon and waste impacts when decommissioning plant and equipment
  • Extending life of plant, equipment and building fabric to reduce environmental impacts
  • Supply chain sustainability measurement and control

Data integration will be the enabler

Whatever you choose to measure it is very likely that the operational data you need to work with will be in a plethora of spreadsheets and systems. Extracting this data, aggregating it, meaningfully joining it as a base for KPI reporting is the key enabler to success. This will need to be done quickly and safely as the data source become available.

Some likely data sources:

  • Utilities data for gas, electricity, oil, diesel and water
  • Transport and travel emissions
  • Property Management systems
  • Asset management Systems
  • Waste management systems
  • Enterprise systems
  • Service Provider systems
  • Spreadsheets, apps and bespoke solutions

Datore can quickly, securely and inexpensively integrate data from a variety of disparate sources

“If you say this is an emergency, act like it is an emergency”
Jonathan Gaventa (E3G)

Insights
The actions you take to reverse climate change will be far more radical and innovative than the way we currently think about business. Building Intelligence, Data Analytics, Machine Learning and Artificial Intelligence are certain to be involved to generate insights.

 

The insights you can gain from analysing our climate data will be vital to ensure you stay on track, as well as provide new opportunities to reduce or impact on the climate and reverse any harm done to date.

Data Communication
Property professionals are naturally concerned about data, but don’t let queries and questions create a barrier to deploying business intelligence and analytics. Working to create comprehensive dashboards will enable you to illustrate the data quality problem and bring it to the forefront. Once you visualise the issue it is much easier and much faster to fix the reasons that sit behind the problem.

 

Data cleansing exercises are both costly and time consuming. It is not easy to gain support and resources for and, unless supported by process and behavioural change, can result in the business falling back into old patterns. 

 

Demonstrating the value of data in action is the best route towards a data centric business.

When the value of the dashboards and analytics is proven to key stakeholders they will help you drive the need for data of quality and integrity.

Insights

The actions you will plan and take to reverse climate change will be far more radical and innovative than the way think about work. Building Intelligence, Data Analytics, Machine Learning and Artificial Intelligence are certain to be involved to generate insights.

The insights you will gain from analysing our climate data will be vital to ensure you stay on track or provide new opportunities to reduce or impact on the climate and reverse the harm done to date.

Communication

Property professionals are naturally concerned about data – where is it, do we trust it. “our data is crap”. Don’t let this be a barrier to deploying Business Intelligence and analytics. Working with what you have to create the right dashboards will illustrate the data quality problem and bring it to the forefront. Once you visualise the issue it is much easier and much faster to fix the reasons that sit behind the problem.

Data cleansing exercises are both costly and time consuming. It is not easy to gain support and resource for and, unless supported by process and behavioural change, will result in you very quickly being back in the same place.

Demonstrating the value of data in action is the best route towards a data centric business.

When the value of the dashboards and analytics is proven to key stakeholders they will help you drive the need for data of quality and integrity.