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Achieving Your Net Zero Goals

Ned Halliday Sustainable Facility Group
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As organisations prioritise sustainability, achieving net zero emissions is critical. But developing and implementing a robust net zero strategy is complex. That's where Sustainable Facility Group's expert consulting services provide invaluable guidance. SFG's approach starts with assessing your current emissions, energy use, and environmental impacts across operations and supply chains. This "double materiality" analysis identifies climate-related risks to your business (outside-in) and your impacts on the environment (inside-out) - essential for the new IFRS Sustainability Disclosure Standards. SFG will develop a net zero roadmap with science-based targets aligned with your business priorities. Their data-driven plans outline energy efficiency, renewables, decarbonisation technologies, electrification and emissions offsetting to achieve your goals. Ongoing implementation support ensures progress stays on track. Crucially, their net zero strategies directly address key IFRS disclosure requirements like governance, risk management, strategies for transitioning, and emissions metrics/targets. With detailed documentation of your sustainability efforts, you'll meet emerging global standards. By partnering with sustainability veterans, you'll gain a comprehensive net zero plan that drives meaningful climate action while demonstrating accountability and leadership.

As the impacts of climate change intensify, the business world is facing mounting pressure to take decisive action in reducing greenhouse gas emissions. The transition to a net zero economy is no longer just an environmental imperative – it's a strategic business priority that can safeguard long-term profitability, competitiveness, and stakeholder trust.

At the forefront of this sustainability transformation are the newly introduced IFRS Sustainability Disclosure Standards. Developed by the International Sustainability Standards Board (ISSB), these global baseline standards aim to provide a consistent and comparable framework for organisations to disclose information about their governance, strategy, risk management, and metrics related to significant climate-related risks and opportunities.

One of the key requirements of the IFRS Sustainability Disclosure Standards is for companies to outline their plans and strategies for transitioning to a lower-carbon economy, including their emission reduction targets and the actions they are taking to achieve those targets.

While it might sound like a set of requirements only for multinational companies, the Australian Sustainability Reporting Standards are coming soon, based on the ISSB model.

This is where having a comprehensive Net Zero Strategy, developed by expert consultants like Sustainable Facility Group, becomes invaluable.

What is a Net Zero Strategy?

A Net Zero Strategy is a cohesive plan that outlines the steps an organisation must take to reduce its greenhouse gas emissions to as close to zero as possible. This involves identifying and quantifying emission sources across operations and supply chains, setting science-based reduction targets, implementing energy efficiency measures, electrifying assets, transitioning to renewable energy sources, and offsetting any remaining emissions.

The Sustainable Facility Group Approach

Sustainable Facility Group's team of experienced sustainability consultants takes a holistic and data-driven approach to developing tailored Net Zero Strategies for clients across various industries. Their process begins with a comprehensive assessment of your organisation's current energy consumption, emission sources, and operational practices.

Through detailed data analysis, benchmarking, and stakeholder engagement, they identify opportunities for energy efficiency improvements, renewable energy integration, process optimisations, and emissions reduction initiatives that can significantly lower your carbon emissions. Their experts also evaluate the feasibility, cost-effectiveness, and environmental impacts of various decarbonisation technologies and strategies, ensuring that your Net Zero plan is ambitious, practical, and aligned with industry best practices.

Addressing Double Materiality

A crucial aspect of the IFRS Sustainability Disclosure Standards is the concept of double materiality, which requires organisations to assess and disclose information on both the impacts of sustainability matters on their business (outside-in perspective), as well as their impacts on people and the environment (inside-out perspective).

Sustainable Facility Group's consultants are well-versed in conducting robust double materiality assessments that consider both the financial implications of climate-related risks and opportunities (outside-in), as well as your organisation's environmental impact across its value chain (inside-out).

On the outside-in front, their experts will analyse how factors such as regulatory changes, market shifts, technological disruptions, and physical climate risks could potentially impact your business operations, revenue streams, and long-term viability. This assessment informs the development of your Net Zero Strategy, ensuring that it not only reduces emissions but also mitigates material financial risks and capitalises on emerging opportunities.

From the inside-out perspective, Sustainable Facility Group's consultants will thoroughly evaluate your organisation's environmental impacts, including greenhouse gas emissions, energy consumption, water usage, waste generation, and other factors across your operations and supply chain. This analysis is critical for identifying hotspots, prioritising areas for emissions reductions, resource efficiency improvements, and other sustainability initiatives.

By integrating double materiality into your Net Zero Strategy, you can proactively address both the financial and environmental dimensions of climate change, future-proofing your business while minimising negative impacts on people and the planet. This holistic approach aligns with the IFRS Sustainability Disclosure Standards' emphasis on transparency and accountability, positioning your organisation as a responsible corporate citizen.

Customised Roadmaps and Implementation Support

One of the key advantages of working with Sustainable Facility Group is their ability to create customised roadmaps that align with your organization's unique needs, priorities, resources, and industry context. Their consultants work closely with your team to establish realistic yet ambitious emission reduction targets, allocate resources effectively, and develop a phased implementation plan that minimizes disruptions to your operations.

Moreover, Sustainable Facility Group doesn't just provide a strategy – they offer ongoing support and guidance throughout the implementation process. Their team will assist with project management, stakeholder engagement, progress monitoring, and continuous optimisation to ensure that your Net Zero journey stays on track and delivers meaningful results.

This end-to-end support is particularly valuable in meeting the IFRS Sustainability Disclosure Standards' requirements for metrics and targets. With Sustainable Facility Group's expertise, you'll have accurate and up-to-date data on your emission reductions, energy efficiency improvements, and other sustainability metrics – all of which are essential for transparent and credible reporting.

Trusted Expertise and Industry Leadership

With years of experience in the sustainability sector and a deep understanding of the latest technologies, best practices, and regulatory landscapes, Sustainable Facility Group has established itself as a trusted leader in Net Zero Strategy consulting. Their team comprises certified professionals, subject matter experts, and industry veterans who are passionate about driving positive environmental change.

By partnering with Sustainable Facility Group, you gain access to a wealth of knowledge and expertise, ensuring that your organisation stays ahead of the curve and remains competitive in an increasingly carbon-conscious business landscape. Their consultants have a proven track record of delivering impactful Net Zero Strategies and supporting clients in achieving their ambitious sustainability goals.

Meeting the IFRS Sustainability Disclosure Standards and Beyond

As investors, regulators, and stakeholders increasingly demand transparency and accountability on climate-related issues, having a comprehensive Net Zero Strategy developed by industry experts like Sustainable Facility Group can position your organisation as a leader in sustainability and compliance with emerging global standards like the IFRS Sustainability Disclosure Standards.

But the benefits extend far beyond mere compliance. By taking decisive action on climate change and embedding sustainability into your core business strategy, you can mitigate risks, capitalise on opportunities, enhance operational efficiencies, and strengthen your brand reputation as a responsible corporate citizen.

Moreover, a well-executed Net Zero Strategy can unlock new avenues for innovation, collaboration, and value creation, positioning your organisation at the forefront of the global transition to a low-carbon economy. It's a strategic investment in long-term resilience and competitiveness that can drive sustainable growth and create shared value for all stakeholders.

Take the First Step Toward Net Zero

Achieving net zero emissions is a critical goal for organisations committed to environmental sustainability, long-term profitability, and stakeholder trust. With Sustainable Facility Group's expert Net Zero Strategy consulting services, you can embark on this transformative journey with confidence, benefiting from expert guidance, data-driven insights, and a customised approach tailored to your unique requirements.

By partnering with Sustainable Facility Group, you'll not only develop a robust plan for reducing your emissions and minimizing your environmental footprint, but you'll also gain a comprehensive strategy for meeting the IFRS Sustainability Disclosure Standards' reporting requirements, demonstrating your organisation's commitment to transparency, accountability, and responsible business practices.

Contact Sustainable Facility Group today to schedule a consultation and take the first step toward a more sustainable, net zero future – one that aligns with global standards, mitigates risks, unlocks opportunities, and positions your organisation as a leader in the transition to a low-carbon economy.

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Ned Halliday
Ned is our Manager, Energy and Carbon, bringing 20 years of experience in energy, assets and engineering, working with distributed energy service providers, energy retailers, and government. Ned was the Energy and Assets Manager for the University of Melbourne, which included covering every available rooftop with solar panels, stewarding a power purchase agreement to supply the University with 100% renewable energy, managing an annual utility budget exceeding $25m, and delivering a $30m energy efficiency program. More recently he worked with leading renewable energy company Octopus Investments on grid scale solar, wind and battery storage projects, and a joint venture partnership with Traditional Owner communities.
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