Environmental Social Governance (ESG) Services
Specialising in Environment, Health & Safety and Sustainability, Delta-Simons provide ESG support and advice within the property development, asset management, corporate and industrial markets.
What is ESG?
Environmental, Social, and Governance (ESG) is taking on an increasingly greater significance with the growing alertness and demand for action amongst consumers; highlighting the responsibility, commitment and action needed to accomplish positive climate action and build a more sustainable, resilient future.
ESG reflects a company’s commitment to include environmentally conscious business practices in tandem with robust social responsibility and corporate governance.
ESG issues are playing an increasing role in companies’ decisions around mergers, acquisitions, and development. Companies are accountable to their various stakeholders like investors, customers, employees, and government organisations that want to evaluate a company’s impact on the world. Accordingly, companies must provide an overview of their ESG risks and opportunities as well as the approach in mitigating or adapting to these risks along with financial implications.
It is no longer a "nice to have" framework or a distant future goal. The transparency on sustainable and socially responsible practices is crucial to the survival of companies moving forward as external audiences, key stakeholders and financial communities focus on how companies are making progress with ESG goals.
Why should your business place ESG at the centre of your operation?
E – Environment
In considering the ‘Environment', companies should reflect on their part as an agent of the physical environment, locally and globally. The ‘E’ in ESG identifies businesses' use of natural resources and the effect its operations have on the environment both in their direct operations, their supply chain, and how they influence a consumer’s behaviour towards the natural world.
S – Social
‘Social' refers to how a business considers and manages its impact on people, particularly their relationships between employees, suppliers, consumers, communities and other stakeholder groups. The ‘S’ in ESG identifies strengths and weaknesses when reacting to social global trends, and human rights framed in a local political context. ‘Social’ reviews a company’s actions in order to build its corporate responsibility in ensuring an ethical workplace for all.
G – Governance
'Governance' is the framework for ensuring appropriate authority and accountability that defines business decision-making. This includes everything from the creation of company policies to the distribution of rights and responsibilities among different stakeholder groups. The 'G' element is often disregarded when focused on climate risk and societal implications, however, understanding governance risks and opportunities in decision-making is critical for the success of ESG in companies as it frames the approach to how these topics are prioritised.
How will a specialist ESG Consultant impact my business?
While ESG is not a “new thing”, it is without doubt a rapidly developing area of focus for businesses. Investors, clients, employees and consumers are increasingly looking for transparent disclosure of ESG performance metrics by businesses at all levels of the value chain.
Delta-Simons’ expert consultants have worked hard to digest and understand the hundreds of varying ESG frameworks, standards and benchmarks, in order to help guide your organisation.
Many reasons exist to place an emphasis on ESG for your business, including:
1. Risk Mitigation
You may have heard of the phrase, ‘you don’t know what you don’t know’. When it comes to protecting your company from criticism regarding environmental or social topics, there is a lot to go at. By assessing your business against appropriate ESG framework and metrics, you will quickly be able to assess any gaps that may present a risk to your business or fund.
2. Provide a holistic view of your business
As well as identifying risks, reviewing a company or fund against a set of ESG criteria will allow you to gain an overview of your business and show how you are currently presenting to your key stakeholders. That could be essential to securing a long term contract; allow you to recruit and retain the best talent; or provide an opportunity to take a leadership position in the market and bring up those in your value chain.
3. Reframing your purpose: Materiality
In understanding your business from a sustainable and ethical viewpoint, you will be able to dig deeper into what areas are most important to your company and the extent to which your current operations align with the ideals of your stakeholders. This will give you the tools to futureproof your company and inform business strategy.
What ESG Services Can Delta-Simons Provide?
Our service offerings are geared towards helping you carve a positive path towards ESG disclosures and cultivating your ESG program. Our comprehensive suite of services encompasses:
ESG Framework Implementation
Leveraging our internally developed set of 21 ESG themes, we work collaboratively to define the relevance of ESG within your business context. Our expansive range of 21 themes encompasses over 600 distinct global frameworks, including the respected Global Reporting Initiative (GRI), among others.
ESG Materiality Determination
Employing our comprehensive ESG themes, we construct a customised ESG index tailored to your organisation's unique needs. Through a series of interactive ESG Materiality Workshops, we refine your focus on the most impactful ESG areas.
ESG Performance Benchmarking
After engaging with your diverse stakeholders and identifying the pivotal ESG themes for your business, our engagement surveys provide insights into your current performance. This preliminary assessment is instrumental in guiding your goal-setting process and gauging your existing performance levels.
ESG Performance Assessment
Our expert team conducts a thorough ESG Performance Assessment, evaluating your organisation's progress against predetermined ESG targets. This evaluation is a critical step in measuring your advancements and identifying areas for further enhancement.
Science-Based Targets (SBT) Declaration
Our specialised services extend to aiding your organisation in the declaration of Science-Based Targets, aligning your efforts with internationally recognised sustainability goals.
Annual ESG Performance Validation
We offer a recurrent ESG Performance Validation, ensuring your progress remains on track and aligned with your strategic objectives. This annual validation reinforces your commitment to sustainable practices and underscores your accomplishments.
“We recently engaged Delta-Simons to help on our ESG and Carbon Reduction journey.
To be honest, we didn’t know what we didn’t know, and the last 6 months have been an eye-opener and a great learning curve.
Taking us through this journey, Rob Molyneux and Rob Dadzie, have both been extremely professional, helpful and enthusiastic. They have been flexible and patient, making the journey to a positive ESG disclosure easier.
We are nearing the end of the scope of work, with the exception of our end-of-year GRI report, but I’m sure we will be back annually for ESG Performance Validations and Carbon Assessments.
The team have done a great job, and I look forward to continuing to work with you.”
- David Robinson HSE & ESG Director Innovo Build UAE
By engaging with our comprehensive suite of services, you're not only fostering a stronger ESG foundation but also actively contributing to the broader sustainability landscape.
Let us collaborate to transform ESG from a corporate responsibility into a driver of enduring success.
Delta-Simons’ specialist ESG Consultancy team have worked on a wide range of projects across all sectors including residential, retail, commercial, energy, transport and waste. Whatever your reason for seeking to address and improve your organisation’s ESG position, Delta-Simons team of consultants will work with you to help you to be the best you can be and set a clear path for the future.
As part of the Lucion Group, it has been essential for our company to think about what we can do to best serve our clients and reduce risks to their organisations, as well as their teams and other individuals within their businesses and assets. We realised early on during our development that we wanted to protect people and the planet.
Partner with a purpose-driven holistic environmental consultancy services supplier and get in touch with our team today.
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