For centuries, the globe has experienced serious cases of degradation, such as loss of biodiversity, global warming, and pollution of water systems, which appears to intensify with time despite the efforts to address them. As countries rush to achieve the “industrialized tag” that is associated with bigger economic growth, the damage caused to society and the environment is so much that it can take centuries or more to address. Now, we have the opportunity to address these challenges and make the globe a better place for all through sustainability reporting. Keep reading to see three main actions that you can take to address the issues.
Supporting Conservation Groups to Address Loss of Species
Today a lot of activities, from pollution to direct hunting, have endangered a lot of biological species. You can help to address the problem by cutting down on activities that directly threaten ecosystems, such as pollution from your facility. If your facility does not produce significant pollution, you can also support conservation groups, both in your country and away. For example, you can work with groups that help with the restoration of forests in Europe, South America or Europe. During ESG sustainability reporting, ensure the objectives are clear and make follow-ups to ensure they are achieved.
Shifting to Renewable Energy to Reduce Dependence on Fossil Fuels
Today, the debate about how long we can continue harvesting fossil fuels continues as data indicate that we might exhaust them in no time. The bigger danger of fossil fuels is that that they are associated with greenhouse gases that cause global warming. To address this challenge, there are two actions that you can target with sustainability reporting.
- Shifting to renewable energy: This implies adopting energy sources, such as solar, wind, or geothermal, which are not derived from fossil fuel.
- Supporting the development of alternative energy: To promote a faster shift from fossil fuels, you can partner with companies that invest in the research and development of alternative energy.
Note that the effects of some of the initiatives, such as funding research, might not be immediately evident. However, your ESG report should clearly capture the goals of such initiatives and commitment to promoting the use of alternative energy.
Supporting the Vulnerable Communities
In the definition of ESG sustainability reporting, the focus is not just on the impacts to the environment. Furthermore, you should focus on supporting the society, especially the vulnerable. For example, you can opt to work with forums that support refugees, poverty eradication, and policy development on social justice. Other efforts that you can target for empowerment include:
- Supporting education initiatives. This can be in the form of scholarships, building schools, or school facilities, such as laboratories.
- Funding health facilities: One way of promoting equality and enhancing social justice through sustainability reporting is supporting initiatives that facilitate better access to healthcare. If you want to be specific, consider targeting maternal health, adolescent education on health, the fight against obesity, or addressing mental health challenges.
- Make sure your employees are remunerated and motivated. This will not just ensure they support their families but also motivate them to be part of your efforts on sustainability.
These are only a few efforts that you can take to promote sustainability both in your facility and across the globe. To make your ESG sustainability reporting easier, you should consider automating the process by selecting good reporting software. Visit Diginex Solutions for assistance with your efforts on sustainability and automation of data gathering and report generation. If your facility and others work towards sustainability, the globe will, no doubt, be a better place.